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eVidyaloka achieves milestone with the launch of its 100th village center in rural India

eVidyaloka, a Bangalore based not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming rural education through digital classrooms today announced the launch of its 100th village center at Government Higher Primary School, Karthalu, KR Nagar, Karnataka. The Digital Classroom that has been set up within the school premises enables volunteers to connect to the students through remote access from any part of the world via online & interactive Skype classes. It aims toprovide standardized lesson plans and teaching aids for a consistent learning experience for the children in villages. The Karthalu center was inaugurated by Mr. Kamal Shah, Head CIO, LTI Mumbai. LTI is one...

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Grundfos supports V-Excel in the launch of low-cost sanitary pads

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India), one of the largest manufacturers of energy-efficient pumps has been working with V-Excel Educational Trust, a Chennai-based public charitable trust to create livelihoods for differently-abled individuals. Grundfos supported V-Excel in establishing a sanitary pad making unit where these differently-abled trainees are trained and employed. The objective of this initiative is to produce low-cost sanitary pads, which are commercially viable. V-Excel has trained some of its autistic and intellectually challenged students to operate this unit.   Through these efforts, V-Excel has now launched “Thozhi”, a...

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HCL Foundation to plant 10,000 saplings in Noida by the end of FY18

HCL Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of HCL Technologies, organised a mega plantation drive on Saturday, 28th October 2017 in Noida. In an endeavour to make Noida a cleaner and greener, HCLites today came together to participate in this noble initiative of contributing to the environment.   As part of this initiative, the Foundation aims to plant over 10,000 saplings by the end of the current financial year to turn it into a mini forest cover. So far this year, over 2000 saplings have been planted. In the previous year, more than 3, 000 trees were planted in...

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Chacha Chaudhary And Swachh Bharat

ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, THE MINISTRY RELEASED A SPECIAL EDITION OF DIAMOND TOONS COMIC TITLED ‘CHACHA CHAUDHARY AND SWACHH BHARAT’ In a unique initiative children are being encouraged to learn lesson on cleanliness through their favourite comic character ‘Chacha Choudhary.’ In a bid to create awareness about Modi Government’s flagship Swachh Bharat mission among children, the union urban development ministry released a comic series on cleanliness. On the occasion of world environment day, the ministry released a special edition of Diamond Toons Comic titled ‘Chacha Chaudhary and Swachh Bharat’. The comic book depicts cartoons with a...

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Mainstreaming Sanitation: The Progress

Sanitation projects under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan should follow a total value chain approach like any business project. The focus should be on planning, acting, assessing and reviewing the projects in order to achieve sustainable excellence. By S. Ravishankar   Clean and safe sanitation is an important necessity for health and hygiene. The impact can be transformational,as it has been brought out in many studies across countries. No public health intervention in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health in the world’s wealthy nations than clean and safe sanitation initiatives. Sanitation is a...

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