Pakistan is "positively considering" India's request to repatriate Sarabjit Singh, according to diplomatic sources. Sarabjit is in an irreversible coma, doctors in Pakistan said.
On April 19, 2012 we kicked off the 'You Read, They Learn' programme. Now, 376 days later, and with overwhelming support from our readers, we have been able to send more than 10,000 children to school. Download ebooks here
In Kerala, which has a population of over 3 crore people, the literacy rate is more than 93%. It is clear that education ensures that people find a way to their livelihoods. Gautam Gambhir
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Last week, I got into a partnership. A partnership which goes beyond runs, averages and cricketing victories. This partnership is with the Hindustan Times' You Read, They Learn initiative. Gautam Gambhir
After the dust had settled and the star had left the building, a lad held up a ballpoint pen to this writer and asked, "Did I borrow this from you?" Indeed he had, a good hour-and-a-half earlier, in the hope of getting Gautam Gambhir's autograph.
Saturday spelt literary delight for more than 3,000 parents and children in the city. As part of HT's 'You Read They Learn' initiative, Bookaroo — a festival of children's literature —children got a glimpse of the expansive genre of children's fiction, along with a wide array of interactive activities.
In 1.5 lakh schools across UP, 22 million children are no longer easy hostages to corruption or shortages in their mid day meal, because of a phone-based solution. Rajeev Mullick
Activity-based learning turns success story, officials from various states show interest, KV Lakshmana
Yesterday I got into a partnership. A partnership which goes beyond runs, averages and cricketing victories. This partnership is with Hindustan Times’ You Read They Learn initiative. Through this I will be trying my bit to raise awareness on importance of education amongst children. Gautam Gambhir writes. Gambhir bats for HT campaign
Rajesh Dighe, 15, walks 2.5 km every morning to school in Maharashtra's Bhiwadi village, a two-hour drive from Pune. About 8000 miles away in New York, a volunteer trains for a 42 km marathon, to collect funds so that Dighe's school can give him quality vocational training that will make him employable.
The ‘You Read, They Learn’ initiative has made it to the Limca Book of Records. The initiative, which HT readers are participating in to help send underprivileged children to school, set a record for ”distributing the largest number of textbooks to underprivileged children in a single day”. HT reports.
Residents and school children of Delhi and NCR have come forth and contributed a whopping 1,39,780 textbooks and storybooks for children, as part of Hindustan Times’ Bag of Books initiative.
Studying under streetlights, a dhobi's son cracked engineering entrance exam. Eileen Singh
Dharmendra Kumar, 22, had to give up his studies four years ago because his father, a daily wage labourer, could no longer pay his school fees as providing for two meals a day for his family of five began to drain his earnings. Anupam Trivedi
Boys in rural Assam often bunk school to go fishing. Narayan Konwar did that too, but not for fun. The family meals depended on the catch. Rahul Karmakar