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Water is top priority at Green School Awards

Water management followed closely by waste management was the top priority for most of the schools at the Annual Green Schools Programme (GSP) awards 2013, instituted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

These awards were presented recently to school students and teachers from across India, who drive change through various green practices in their school compounds and outside. Read more..


Young Kashmiri Girl Develops Android App for State

A 23-year-old girl has become the first Kashmiri to develop an Android application 'Dial Kashmir' with over 500 contacts of government and private departments — a one stop source for ‘essential information’ reports, The Hindu.

‘Dial Kashmir’ contains important contacts of different departments, officials and public utilities and would be of immense help to the locals and tourists alike, says Mehvish Mushtaq, who holds a Bachelors (B.E.) in Computer Science. Read more..


Rajasthan Village Plants 111 Trees for Every Girl Born

A village in southern Rajasthan's Rajsamand district is quietly practicing its own, homegrown brand of eco-feminism and achieving spectacular results. For the last several years, Piplantri village panchayat has been saving the girl child and increasing the green cover in and around the village at the same time reports The Hindu.

Villagers plant 111 trees every time a girl is born and the community ensures these trees survive, attaining fruition as the girls grow up. Read more..


Polio Foundation Brings Hope for Physically Challenged

Since its birth in Ahmedabad in 1987, the Polio Foundation has been striving to fulfill its objective of aiding physically handicapped children by way of corrective surgery and giving them necessary appliances so that they can walk on their feet without anybody’s assistance reports www.thebetterindia.com.

Walking independently does not merely bring about physical gratification; it also has tremendous impact upon the psychological development of the child coupled with immense happiness to the family. All treatments, care and calipers are provided without any cost to the patients. Read more


World’s Only All-women Market Flourishes in Manipur

Wrapped in scarf-like innaphis and sarong-like phaneks, their foreheads marked with elegant streaks of sandal paste and their teeth stained from chewing kwa (betel), Imphal’s mothers get ready for another day of business.

Their laughter rings out over the hubbub of haggling and footfalls, even above the sounds of vehicles gnashing in the street. Ima Keithel or the Mother’s Market has long been a part of Manipuri tradition, by some accounts dating back to the 16th century. Today, located in four concrete structures in Imphal’s Khwairamband Bazaar, it is one of the city’s unique travel experiences reports NorthEast News Portal. Read more..

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