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Teen Innovator Designs Adaptive Clothing For Seniors and Disabled. Helps Hundreds

In the summer of 2020, Rainna was assigned a project in her school. She was asked to work on anything she was passionate about. At that time, she thought about what things she was passionate about.

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Weaving Comfort; NID Graduates Innovate Water-Resistant Shoes for Farmers

The farmers required footwear that would keep their feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer so they could work comfortably in both conditions. The team had to make sure the product was affordable, which was another crucial consideration.

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One Woman's Efforts are Saving Hundreds of Sex Trafficking Victims

Rescue Foundation also facilitates the repatriation of rescued sex trafficking survivors to countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and even Uzbekistan.

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After Flagging the Decline of Bees, TN Scientist Finds Success in Hand Pollination

Scientists have flagged the decline in bee populations across the world for some years, citing pesticide use and climate change as causes. Other reasons for their decline could be intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, and rising temperatures

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Understanding Disability First-Hand, Rajni Kant Singh Helps Over 1500 Patients with Leprosy

The impact of Rajni’s innovations goes beyond just community service. It provides increased mobility for patients, reduced stigma and risk of amputations, healthier lives and inclusion in society.

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For her passion to change lives; Palak wins Best Young Changemaker at the Plan India Impact Awards

With Palak's help and various initiatives, the 21st National Para-Swimming Championship was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan in association with the Paralympics Committee of India.

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Bringing Untold Stories to Light. Transgender Activist & Artist Kalki Wins Plan India Impact Awards

Being a media graduate, Kalki also decided to share her work on social media through Facebook and Instagram. Her pages went viral and are followed by many.

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Her Own Disability Empowered Virali To Fight for The Rights of Others, Wins Plan India Impact Awards

In the future, Virali hopes to convert all the railway stations across the country into inclusive ones. To achieve this, she is currently spreading awareness about disabilities through social media, workshops, and modeling.

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Himachal Youth's Initiative Restores 15 Ancient Water Resources, Wins Plan India Impact Awards

With full support from his mentor – Dr. Malkiat Singh, NSS Nodal District Officer, and other volunteers of the club they launched the Jal Jeevan Abhiyan. For this, they identified ancient water resources or baudis that were depleted and unused

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An Accident Inspired TN Man To Provide Free Ambulance Service, Meals in Rural Areas

After hearing about Durai’s philanthropy, other government officers, individuals, businessmen, and extended family members stepped forward and offered monetary help. Soon, the word about Durai’s service spread across the state.

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A Innovation by a Telangana Man Helps 120 Villages Save 30 percent on Electricity Bills

Once the sunlight falls upon the PVC cells placed on the surface of this device, it automatically switches off the street lights. When the sun goes down, the system switches on the street lights automatically.

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Low-Cost Innovation by NID Graduates Helps Visually-Impaired Identify Currency Notes

During the final year of the course at NID, Mani and Mrudul were studying a module that was about product design for people with special needs. As a part of the course, the duo spoke to many people at The Blind People’s Association in Ahmedabad.

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Reacha: Reaching Out to Make a Difference in the Lives of the Needy

From a civil engineer to a social engineer, Mr Nikhil Pant, CEO, Reacha, shares his journey and how Reacha, an NGO empowering people with a variety of schemes proposed by the government that never reached-out to the said target.

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NSRCEL: Creating social impact through its Social Ventures Incubation Program

NSRCEL, located in IIM Bangalore is the first incubator with a program tailored for social entrepreneurs and their unique challenges. The non-profit incubator is a first of its kind in the country, supports various players of the startup ecosystem.

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Making Change Happen: Children Lead the Way

Samreen, an eleventh standard school girl from the Mankhurd Suburb of Mumbai with the help of YUVA and BASS has been able to drive change and raised to claim their rights and responsibilities for children in the area.

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Railways Children India: Taking Children FromVulnerable Railway Platforms To Caring Homes

Meet Mr. S. NavinSellaraju, CEO of Railway Children India, an NGO working to ensure no child ever has to live on the streets operating across 7 states in the country covers 10 railway stations and its neighbouring slum areas.

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Oxfam India’s Campaigns will entail a Discrimination Free India

Meet Amitabh Behar, a global civil society leader, the CEO at Oxfam India who has been working towards eradicating racial and social discrimination from the Indian society since its inception in 2008 and running ‘Discrimination Free India Campaignâ

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CITTA: The Triangle of Education, Health and Economic Development

Meet Michael Daube and his philanthropic journey via his organization, CITTA. CITTA is constantly working to achieve economic development in this otherwise economically deprived region of Rajasthan through Gyaan Centre.

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Wild Streets to Secure Home – Amcha Ghar a Safe Haven for Female Children

Amcha Ghar is an orphanage that has risen way beyond and above this term itself in many different and unique ways. The home for female children is full of joy, happiness, and camaraderie. Mrs. Agatha Sushila Dias shares her journey with Amcha Ghar

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CAF India’s ‘Giving Programs’ help the masses strike the right chords in life

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India has been supporting donors and not-for-profit organizations in engaging themselves in the socio-developmental issues across the world. CAF India’s philanthropic initiatives have been instrumental for the masses.

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DAVO Sansthan –Impacting the Abjectly Poor and Destitute Citizens

Journey of Dev Goswami, how the young hunger-stricken lad, became the doyen of food and shelter to the poorest of the poor. His Dev Animal Voluntary Organization (DAVO) is an “Old Age Home” for the abandoned elderly of our country.