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Animals should not be subjected to cruelty: Raveena Tandon

Jul 05, 2018 I don’t want my children to believe that dogs carry umbrellas or that parrots ride a bicycle, she said.

Helping children realize their dreams

Nov 14, 2014 New Delhi: Ford India has embarked on its journey towards Holistic Education with the launch of its Happy Schools initiative. With this program Ford India wishes to open doors for children to realize their dreams of a prosperous and happy life, by improving access to education in primary schools.
 

A peek into the Hudhud fury

Oct 15, 2014 The devastating cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ not only ravaged Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, it also left around 22 people dead, according to the latest reports. Though much of the devastation could be averted because of timely preparedness and effective coordination between the Centre and effected states, it will take many days before the ravaged parts of the coastal states return to normalcy.
 

New life for disabled Indian boy found tied to a bus stop

Aug 01, 2014 Mumbai: Just a few weeks ago, a young boy tied to a bus stop in Mumbai barely received a glance from passersby oblivious to his plight. Deaf and mute, nine-year-old Lakhan was regularly tied to a pole by his elderly grandmother for fear he would run into traffic on a nearby road while she was away at work. Now, grandmother and grandson are living in a home for deaf and mute children, the patch of pavement where they both lived swapped for a roof above their heads. According to the last census conducted in 2011, around 26.8 million people are in living with disabilities in India. Courtesy: CNN
 

The Flight

Jun 20, 2014 The Flight is a short animation film made by The Energy and Resources Institute’s Film and TV unit to promote the message of education that helps to create a greener planet or in other words Education For Sustainable Development. The film is a short animation. It was awarded the Best Animation at the CMS Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival, 2014 and was also nominated in the Best Animation category at the 5th International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kerala 2012. The film has also been screened at the 9th Children’s India International Children’s Film Festival, Bangalore and at the Indian Association Sharjah Short Film Festival as well.
 

Farmers being pushed out of Agriculture in India: Sharma

Jun 03, 2014 According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.
 

DSDS-2015 will focus on SDGs: Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, TERI

May 23, 2014 Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, said that the upcoming 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS-2015) will focus on Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, two important issues for the global community. This interview was recorded in March 2014.
 

India’s Union Budget, simplified

May 01, 2014 The National Foundation for India has developed a short film on some interesting facts about the Union budget for a general viewership. The purpose is to generate curiosity among the public around budget issues and to trigger a conversation around it.
 

Ending child marriage in Afghanistan

Apr 01, 2014 Engaged at just ten years old, Farzana was promised to a 50 year-old farmer, already married with six children. Child marriage is not an unusual practice in Afghanistan, it is an age-old custom. UNICEF is working with local religious leaders to help communities better understand the harmful implications of child marriage and how to better protect their children. (Source: UN)
 

The ward finds a voice

Mar 12, 2014 In meetings across villages in Bihar, the east Indian state, men and women are coming out of their mud-huts. Nothing unusual about the sight, but then you hear shouts and excited voices from an assembly. The rural folk get into animated discussions and even arguments. Men and, also, women. These are not the usual rustic shouts. Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia captures these are shouts of empowerment, of demanding rights and seeking entitlements through the efforts of a collective of NGOs in Bihar, working with the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS). PACS is urging people at the lowest rung of the governance unit, the ward, to talk and hold debates; find out what ails their villages and tell their leaders and also the government to take action.
 

DSDS brings together world leaders, media and experts: Lise Grande

Jan 24, 2014 Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, India believes that the DSDS Summit is an important opportunity to discuss three of the greatest problems that India is facing today - Energy, Water and Food Security. DSDS brings together world leaders, activists and media and experts to how to solve the problems these three problems. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.
 
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