Articles 2017

Dalai Lama

Globally renowned humanitarian His Holiness The Dalai Lama endorses & commits long-term support to social entrepreneur Santanu Mishra

Inaugurates Smile Foundation’s special initiative “World of Children”

In what was a crowning moment in an illustrious career spanning more than 15 years, Santanu Mishra, Co-founder and Executive Trustee...


Education and Nutrition

Nutrition for Education - Nourishing, nurtutring, educating and empowering children

When six year old Kiran Wagh joined the Mission Education centre at Kalyan in Maharashtra, her teachers took note of her extreme health condition. She was visibly malnourished, looked much younger than her age and was covered in dirt...


Empowering Grass roots

Empowering Grassroots – changing the face of nation!

The growth of the non-profit sector in India in the last two decades has been phenomenal. India has possibly the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organizations in the world. Official estimates put the number at 3.3 million. From relief services to educational initiatives...


CSR Mandate

From Philanthropic Act to Strategic Policy

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, businesses have often been perceived as an anti-social development – the empowerment of few, against the many. In India, because the industries came in along with colonialism, people’s perception of the sector has been adverse. It is a fact that industries and businesses have played...



Health cannot wait for the poor

The queues in front of the hospitals are ceasing to reduce, so are the agonies of the people .The sudden change in the economic scenario has brought many changes in the country, wreaking overnight havoc in the lives of the average people. The most affected are the rural and urban poor, for whom every day survival has become a big question...


Gender Equality

Taking boys and men along the path of gender equality

Violence against women and girls have rocked our consciousness and fuelled an unprecedented public outcry across the nation. And for the first time, men and women came out in unity protesting on the streets. The India that we see today fringes on modernity and social prejudices, and can be a cruel place for women...


Child Sex Ratio

Daughters no more dearer?

Over the past decade, gender equality has been recognized as key not only to the health of nations, but also to their social and economic development. But even though India is a signatory to the goal, unfortunately it lags far behind in terms of gender equality as a major portion of our population; verily the half of humanity – the female sex, continues to be denied not just their rights...


Youth Empowerment

Enabling the young to garner demographic dividend

Today, more than half of India’s population is below the age of 25. In another seven years, India’s average age will be just 29 years, in comparison with 37 in China and the United States, 45 in Western Europe and 48 in Japan; making it the country with the largest young population in the world...


Online Skills Training

Get ready with online skills training: easy, free and convenient

Globalisation and a thriving Indian economy have opened up tremendous employment opportunities in retail and service sectors mostly. The opportunities have also brought along a new perspective to the way these jobs are performed and the skills needed...


Remembering Dr. Kalam

A Life like no other – Remembering Dr. Kalam

Looking at the glorious chronicles of the life of our beloved Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, it comes as no surprise that he was bestowed the luck of passing away while doing what he loved to do – teaching. “If people will remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me,” he had said in an interview to a national...


Medical Education

Reforming Medical Education to benefit masses

India is the country with the highest number of medical colleges in the world. All 315 odd medical colleges in India produce some 30,000 doctors and 18,000 specialists. Yet we are almost at the bottom in terms of the number...


Employment and Equality

Integrating Women in India's Growth Story

“Gender equality does not imply that all women and men must be the same. Instead, it entails equipping both with equal access to capabilities; so that they have the freedom to choose opportunities that improve their lives. It means that women have Equal access to resources and rights as men, and vice versa.”


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