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Hyundai Motor India Foundation Announces the Winner of H-Social Creator 2020
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Hyundai Motor India Foundation Announces the Winner of H-Social Creator 2020

Mumbai: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, today announced the winner of the second edition of the globally renowned H-Social Creator. The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation program instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver innovative solutions in areas of Road Safety, Environment,Clean India, and Health. Winning Idea - Mr. Bhagwati Prasad won the H-Social Creator of the Year 2020 Award for his idea –‘Accident Alert System for Blind Turns’. His idea involves capturing data at blind turns and transmitting it on a real time basis to the drivers to avoid accidents. In addition, the display boards will give an indication to the drivers about the incoming vehicles. Speaking at the Grand Finale of H Social Creator 2020, Mr. ...
Our Beneficiaries are at The Center of All Our Efforts: CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation
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Our Beneficiaries are at The Center of All Our Efforts: CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation

It is a proud moment for an organization when its name becomes synonymous with a particular initiative that is focused on creating a positive impact in society. The same has been the case with The Akshaya Patra Foundation. From serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to millions of children through its over 52 kitchens across across 12 States & 2 Union Territories of India, the Foundation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO - The Akshaya Foundation The Akshaya Patra Foundation recently launched the Happiness Kit initiative that has resulted in over 9 million meal servings so far. Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO - The Akshaya Foundation talks to Media...
KFC India Pledges to Help 500 Restaurants with Business Revival by 2022
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KFC India Pledges to Help 500 Restaurants with Business Revival by 2022

New Delhi, Dec. 18, 2020: The ongoing pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the foodservice industry and even more on small restaurants & local food businesses; with many fighting a grim battle for basic survival. With an aim to give back to the community it operates in and support local food businesses in the country, KFC India today announced KFC’s India Sahyog program. Designed to help local and small food joints to revive their business as they work to overcome the impact of Covid-19, the program will be executed in association with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI). KFC’s India Sahyog initiative also builds on the brand’s global commitment to lend entrepreneurial support, ...
Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John
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Empowering the Marginalized will Directly Impact the Development: Jiji John

Photo Credit: Child Help Foundation Children are the future of every nation and the world economy. The well-being and development of every child has been covered in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Child Help Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been working since 2010 with a vision “to reaching out to marginalized children in need, empowering them, bringing smiles and making them future ready.” Mr. Jiji John, Executive Director, Child Help Foundation talks to MediaCatalyst about Child Help Foundation’s journey, attainment of SDG 2 in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the situation of underprivileged children for whom classroom learning was the only option, and the future plans. Excerpts from the interaction. 1.      &nbs...
Indian Crowdfunding Platforms are Taking a Lead in Helping The Nation Fight Pandemic
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Indian Crowdfunding Platforms are Taking a Lead in Helping The Nation Fight Pandemic

Author: Chet Jainn, Founder & CEO - Crowdera. “Crowdfunding” is a fairly newly coined word but in the Indian context, the concept of crowdfunding dates back to ancient times. Since long, it has been a widespread practice in Indian society to raise funds (and generously contribute) towards cultural, religious, and spiritual causes. Many places of worship have been built, numerous orphanages are run, various charitable projects are brought to fruition - all through collective funds raised from and contributed by the society. For raising such funds from the community, the more familiar term has been – Chanda in Hindi or patronage/donation in English. The modern-day term ‘crowdfunding’ has originated in the west, especially about sourcing funds through technological and inter...