author Tony Robbins once said – 'you need either inspiration
The immense task of reaching
out to the underserved with ever limited wherewithal, sometimes,
makes one desperate. But also many an inspiring act on the part
of the civil society, corporate and the government enterprises add
sparks to our collective commitment.
The period saw beginning of
a long-term partnership with BAE Systems. The sensible and valuable
support from BAE Systems will help us mainstream 1000 children in
six states, besides gifting 20,000 underserved people with healthcare
through Smile on Wheels. There were a few other meaningful supports
but the increasing sensibility and appreciation towards need-based
and critical development needs are encouraging; sometimes inspiring.
The period saw notable participation
and encouragement from all three major participants in the process
of development, i.e. the government or public sector enterprise,
corporate, and the civil society.
The importance of the civil
society's role has inspired the cover story this issue.
We are hopeful that you would
find the stories of change, commitment and participation quite useful
Harish Nandan Sahay