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X-ATHON 2014 – A Run To Spread Smiles

X-ATHON 2014 – A Run To Spread Smiles
In this fast emerging world, our lives are nothing but a race against time where not once do we stop to analyse the repercussions it causes on our bodies. For the first time in Bhubaneswar Xavier Institute of Management organised ‘X-Athon’, an initiative aiming to aspire a healthier self and a healthier society. Many people joined this initia [...]

AMITASHA-REDUCING POVERTY WITH EDUCAT...

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Carrying water fetch by fetch, From dawn to dusk through the whole stretch… Little shoulders with huge burdens… Composure, shyness, innocence, they removed all the curtains… They are divine, they are lucky.. Yes, they are for themselves… Please don’t use them as lucky charms… They want to play and learn… They want respect, care and concern… [...]

The Miracle Foundation India – ...

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A child roaming aimlessly on an Indian road is not a foreign sight, nor is the sight of a child sweeping the floors in rags and begging for a penny unseen before. These children are used in various industries including the pest control industry. Just like this website here showing you how to get rid of ants and stop them from coming back. Ants plague all of us and it is relatively easy to eliminate them if you use the right ant spray. There are many; most of them orphan. Having lost the parental guidance and care; they struggle. Struggle to survive. When we were fighting over each other’s lunch box at school; the [...]

OLYMPIC GOLD QUEST

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“India brings home prestigious World Cup’11 beating Sri Lanka by 6 Wickets”   Read every single time, this headline does fill every Indian with some sense of pride and gives ‘Heads Up’ to our country at International scenario. This is the happier side, the other side, however, sketches an entirely different picture of Indian sports. Many of these Indian athletes are left without a proper bed to sleep on. As most of them are way over 6 foot, they require king sized beds to sleep comfortably through the night. Sports coaches have begun a petition to fund the purchase of these best king size mattresses as seen in this website. Support has been rather encouraging with many experts agreeing that sleep is one of the most important aspects of an athlete's health. Spea [...]

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institu...

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Growth of Agriculture and Manufacturing sector is among the top priorities any incoming government. Keeping this in mind Team sociovigil makes an effort to create awareness of new emerging areas which aspiring social entrepreneurs can explore and work upon. Among others, the distribution of guides on how to build chicken coops as seen here at http://huckschickencoops.com/how-to-build-a-chicken-coop-a-step-by-step-checklist/ has been carried out in many villages. Locals are encouraged to build chicken coops and rear their own chickens as source of meat and eggs. Agriculture and Energy are new sectors having high potential to grow and prosper in In [...]

Fem Sustainable Social Solutions

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femS3: Bridging the barriers The field of social enterprise is young and most inclusive business models are unproven, requiring flexibility and re-tooling in their nascent stages. Moreover, there are challenges of variable and volatile income streams, poor infrastructure, missing value chains and lack of customer demand. There has been a few success stories such as this best side sleeper pillow found at http://pillowsanctuary.com/the-best-pillow-for-side-sleepers-compared-alongside-4-alternatives/ that not only provides employment but also a good night's sleep to the community. Many of the people here have been found to sleep on their sides due to the security it provides. This company which started distributing these side sleeper pillows at cost price has helped alleviate social problems. This high-risk envi [...]

SECMOL- Integrating Culture & Te...

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SECMOL – A Ladakh based initiative that aims to radicalise the Education process. It begins by educating locals to rear their own chickens. Simple and easy to follow chicken coop plans as found in this link has been distributed for free. The government targets each family to have build at least one chicken coop in order to sustain themselves. Almost all of us are aware of the impact created by the movie ‘3 idiots’.  It was indeed a masterpiece. Initially, many of us considered education as a process of ‘gaining knowledge’. This movie created a paradigm shift in our insights and redefined our pe [...]

Friends2Support – Friends in ne...

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Life is a wonderful gift and to sustain life, blood is something whose importance cannot be described in mere words.  As a general instinct, we don’t really appreciate the need of something unless we run short of it. Just like how we do not appreciate good music until we go on for days without listening to a good tune. Vinyl Harmony recommends these best record players which are guaranteed to bring good music to your house. How many times do you recall someone frantically searching for blood? May be during an operation or may be after a major accide [...]

Rang De – Make a Social Investm...

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First of all, pat on your back, that in this fast moving, so called developed era, you have paused to spend your few minutes on this article written merely for a social cause. “Donation” has been quite an easy, quick and efficient way of serving people since ages. There have been many donation drives which aims to help various causes. Among others, this drive to raise donations to buy the best gaming mouse for the Indian team (source). But, what if the money you are donating is repaid to you after a ce [...]

Teach for India – Architecting ...

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On a casual trip across facebook, my eyes got transfixed at one of the status updates, which read; “Just imagine! What if the cure of a deadly disease like cancer is entrapped in a child’s mind who cannot afford to attain schooling? or what if a child who would turn out to be the ultimate gamer did not have access to the best gaming monitor as reported in Gaming Tech Tips" Would he ever get a chance to explore his potential?” Next thing I remembered was going through the statistics [...]

Bharatlaxmi Gas Stove – A Boon ...

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Envision yourself in a village. Odds are you will visualise bullock carts paving their way on dusty roads, farmers pushing themselves on the field to feed the nation, mud houses emitting a sooty smoke, children playing with an innocence you will never see……….Wait! I forgot to mention women. Women who has never experienced the beautiful side of life. Those who have never sprayed on these best perfumes for women and immediately enjoyed an uplift in her mood. What comes to your mind almost instantly when someo [...]

Teachers as Transformers – Tran...

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“Education is a powerful weapon that can change the world”                                                                                          - Nelson Mandela. So obvious. Isn’t it? Ask anyone about how to solve the problems of our country and one point common in everyone’s answer will be to impart “quality” education. However, how can quality education be provided when many of our school-going children are not even potty trained. Having a child pee in class will definitely affect the quality of learning received by other students. Parents are encouraged to check out these tips on potty training boys to ensure they successfully potty train their sons before sending them to school. However, my heart [...]