International Youth Day: Celebrating 5 Youth Heroes from Odisha

“I know the youth of India. They are not merely asking for things. The youth wants to stand of their feet and live a life of pride and dignity.” _ Honourable Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi As we observe the 20th International Youth Day, we celebrate the works and achievements of some youths from […]

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International Yoga Day 2020: ‘Yoga from Home, Yoga with Family’

“From Haridwar to Hollywood, people have benefitted from yoga during the COVID-19 pandemic”, said our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ on May 31. The ancient science is good for community, immunity, and unity, he added. As we celebrate the sixth International Yoga Day on June 21, we wake up to […]

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World No Tobacco Day 2020: Tobacco addiction is as bad as COVID-19

Today as the world grapples with COVID-19, smoking is the worst thing one can do to one’s body. It impairs lung function, reduces body’s immunity, and makes it difficult to fight off the virus. On May 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement indicating smokers are more likely to develop severe disease with […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: It’s Time for Action

When Deepa (name changed), a 15-year-old girl from Polasara village of Cuttack district, got her first period she was frightened and shocked. She had no idea why she was bleeding and hesitated to disclose that to her mother. But after she eventually did, her mother tore a piece of cloth from her old saree and […]

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International Nurses Day: Respect to the Heart of the Healthcare System

Sumeeta (name changed on request), a senior nurse at an exclusive COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar, has been working continuously for the last 12 days. She will serve for 10 more days before taking a short break. Earlier she used to work in eight-hour shifts, but now she works for about 16 hours before calling it […]

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10th Panchayati Raj Diwas: How panchayats are preparing to win the fight against COVID-19

On April 24, 2020, as we celebrate the 10th Panchayati Raj Diwas, we are fighting an invisible enemy that has affected 210 countries and infected more than 27.1 lakh people and claimed the lives of almost 2 lakh people around the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi won international acclaim for his leadership and proactive measures […]

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World Health Day 2020: Support Nurses and Midwives

On the evening of March 27, Chhaya Jagtap, a nurse at Pune’s Naidu hospital, was both surprised and excited after she received a call and the person on the other side said, “The PM wants to speak with you.” The next moment she heard the powerful voice of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting […]

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SDRC Celebrates Holi 2020 with theme ‘Herbal Colours for Social Change’

One of the best things about our work culture is that we celebrate all festivals with pomp and ceremony. So, how could we not have celebrated the festival of colours – Holi? Our rocking SDRCians would never miss the opportunity to have fun with colours. When we create a snapshot, infographic, factsheet, or an app, […]

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An Eventful Saturday!

It’s gives a reason to celebrate when some team members attend public events and represent the organization. Two of our team members did that today and we certainly couldn’t have asked for a better Saturday! Our research associate Anila Kumar Panda attended a learning session conducted by YouthBank International at Gram Vikas Conference Hall. Using […]

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