The Government School for the Blind in Kottayam is spreading awareness about mental health with gorgeous artwork made by the children.
The man from Barcelona founded “Free Conversations” at the age of 22, in order to help people share thoughts and express their feelings openly and freely of not being judged.
The Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar district’s Siddhatek area has a special dog who shakes hands with its devotees and even blesses them by placing its paw on their heads.
While the bemused onlookers seem confused over the performance, the young man does not miss a beat, and even mouths the lyrics.
A top Indian teacher has pledged to give away half of his $1m prize money after winning an international teaching award, while the British nominee was given a special mention as a 'Covid hero'. Jamie Frost, a teacher from Tiffin School in Kingston, received a special recognition from the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for helping young people to learn from home during the Covid-19 crisis. He won the £34,000 "Covid hero" prize for running a free maths tuition website during the pandemic in a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry. Ranjitsinh Disale, 32, who teaches in a village primary school in western Maharashtra state, won the $1m (£750,000) award for using QR codes and other innovative teaching techniques in his lessons, which were credited with reducing student drop-out rates. Mr Disale arrived at the school - which is wedged between a cattle shed and a storeroom - in the drought-prone village in 2009. With few resources, he took on the challenge of specially learning the local language Kannada in order to translate textbooks. Mr Disale also redesigned the textbooks, embedding them with QR codes to give students access to audio poems, video lectures, stories and to set them homework. Mr Disale's school was the first in Maharashtra to introduce QR codes, and after he submitted a proposal regarding their efficacy to the state education authorities 2017, the government introduced QR-coded schoolbooks across the province for all grades. His enthusiasm led to the 100 per cent attendance of girls in classrooms, in an area where girls commonly drop out of school after getting married. He also provides online science lessons to students in 83 countries and oversees an international project building associations between young people living in conflict zones. Mr Disale’s decision to share half his prize money with the remaining nine teacher finalists will mean over £41,000 will be given to educators from Brazil, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, the US and Vietnam.
In 2014, Richa got associated with National Association for the Blind while working on a blindness awareness project.
"When 1 crore people are generating trash, 25,000 people are working hard to clean it. How much ever we do for them, it is less," Minister KT Rama Rao said.
Arham entered the prestigious Guinness World Record as the World’s Youngest Computer Programmer after he cleared the Python programming language.
In 2013, on a trip to the rural Sundarbans in West Bengal, he noticed he dismal condition of education in the state he called home. Taking a leap of faith, he quit his high paying job, and, in the same year, Biplab along with his two friends started Kishalay Foundation.
Keeping alive its motto of giving wings to medical aspirants hailing from the deprived sections of the society, an Odisha-based charitable group has achieved remarkable success this year also as all 19 students cracked the medical entrance examination NEET.
The pandemic has left marginalised communities such as transgenders and sex workers in desperate need of basic help like daily food and water. Meet the angels who help them out.
Rohit Mehra of the Indian Revenue Services has successfully created 75 human-made forests. Panning across India, the ‘mini-forests’ range from 2,000 square feet to 66,000 square feet in area in about three years.
A small nook-in-the-corner dhaba has gone viral thanks to the power of social media.
A young woman went viral on social media after her boss shared a video where she is shown dancing a little jig after getting the job.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday has launched a slum up-gradation and de-listing initiative under the JAGA Mission to make Odisha "slum-free" state in next three years.
To honour freedom fighters and soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country, Dileep Kumar Sikandar, a 54-year-old man from Bihar, has claimed that he has planted around one lakh saplings at Brahmyoni hill in Gaya since 1982.
The young student from Indore division carried her mother on scooty and traveled 300 kms to reach her Maharashtra for her mother's treatment.
Although online classes are the new normal, students are struggling to maintain focus and enthusiasm when learning. For teachers, it hasn’t been a cakewalk too. Here's 5 times they went out of their way to do better.
The boy accompanied by his father, Rabi a carpenter by profession, cycled for six hours to reach the exam centre in the city suburbs 75 km away on Wednesday.
These visuals from the aftermath of the Kozhikode crash are proof that humanity persists even in the face of a pandemic.
At a time when there are heartbreaking stories of owners abandoning their pets on the streets during the lockdown, it is indeed heartening to see more and more people taking care of the animals in their community.
While marriage has always been on the cards for the duo, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic reaffirmed this. “[We realised] if we have each other, we're fine. And we just knew for sure that this was what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives,” she says.
Asma Sheikh, a 17-year-old footpath dweller, has scored 40 percent in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, conducted by the Maharashtra state board.