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The Sainik School, Nagrota is ranked 5th among 24 Sainik Schools across the country, according to 2018 rankings.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

Govt planning to set up new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Govt planning to set up new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs, private schools
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Tuesday said that special schools will be opened for physically challenged children in the state.(HT File)
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal on Tuesday said that special schools will be opened for physically challenged children in the state.(HT File)

'Haryana to open special schools for children with disability'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Haryana to open special schools for children with disability: Education minister Kanwar Pal
Students attending classes at GMSSS, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Students attending classes at GMSSS, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)

Child rights NGOs disappointed with low budgetary allocation for children

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Child rights NGOs disappointed with low budgetary allocation for children
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)

Corporates join hands to welcome government school students back to their schools after a 9-month absence

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:20 PM IST
With government schools opening in the New Year, Embassy Group has mobilized their corporate and NGO partners to work with the government and the Department of Education to prepare schools for the return of their students.
Every winter, Seema Singh makes a small but important contribution in the lives of the poor people.
Every winter, Seema Singh makes a small but important contribution in the lives of the poor people.

Seema Singh through her NGO ‘Meghashrey’ successfully organised a blanket donation campaign

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Named after her two kids, Meghna and Shrey, her NGO was founded with a goal of improving the lives of underprivileged children and feed the hungry in India.
Prime minister Narendra Modi with VOSAP founder Pranav Desai.(Image via Twitter)
Prime minister Narendra Modi with VOSAP founder Pranav Desai.(Image via Twitter)

Indian-American run NGO launches virtual art gallery on disability

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:08 PM IST
The launch of virtual art gallery by Voice of Specially Abled People (VOSAP) on Saturday follows the successful “VOSAP Art From Heart Contest”, which was participated by more than 4,200 artists from 53 countries.
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)
During the union’s protest over non-fulfilment of long-pending demands outside MC headquarters on Friday, they handed over a memorandum to mayor Balkar Sandhu, in which they also sought roll back of the suspension orders.(HT Photo)

Fuel theft: Ludhiana employees union comes in support of suspended employees; NGO seeks termination

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:47 AM IST
While the employees’ union is demanding revocation of suspension orders, the members of an NGO, Yuva, staged a protest outside the MC’s Zone-D office on Friday, demanding termination of services of these employees
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

This Diwali, NGO reaches out to women Maoists in Chhattisgarh with feminine hygiene products

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:47 AM IST
The New Peace Process is giving Diwali gifts of menstrual cups and reusable sanitary pads to women Maoists in the Left-wing insurgency-hit Bastar region
The FCRA rules were issued about two months after the central government had amended the law under which providing Aadhaar numbers of the office bearers of the NGOs was made mandatory.(REUTERS File/For Representative Purposes Only)
The FCRA rules were issued about two months after the central government had amended the law under which providing Aadhaar numbers of the office bearers of the NGOs was made mandatory.(REUTERS File/For Representative Purposes Only)

NGOs intending to receive foreign funding to face Govt’s strict new rules

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
In a notification, home ministry also said office bearers of NGOs seeking registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act must submit a specific commitment letter from the donor indicating amount of foreign contribution.
A family with a Diwali happiness kit.(HT PHOTO)
A family with a Diwali happiness kit.(HT PHOTO)

Diwali with a difference: NGO runs campaign to help marginalised people

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The Mukul Madhav Foundation is distributing “Diwali happiness kits” that include groceries and toiletries to over 3,00,000 marginalised people across 24 states.
Puppeteers in Delhi’s Anand Parvat narrating the stories from a school syllabus trough puppetry.(HT PHOTO)
Puppeteers in Delhi’s Anand Parvat narrating the stories from a school syllabus trough puppetry.(HT PHOTO)

NGO ties up with school in Dehradun to revive traditional puppetry with innovative teaching

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 10:49 AM IST
The lessons of the syllabus would be narrated by the traditional puppeteers through puppetry and videos of which would then be used by the school for its students.
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)
As locals complained of a mysterious disease killing the villagers, health officials from the district headquarters of Malkangiri, who visited Benchanpalli to probe the deaths, cited alcoholism.(Representative photo)

Alcohol, superstition take a toll on tribals in Odisha villages

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Doctors in Malkangiri said a series of the deaths in Sodiguda and Bapanpalli were mostly due to alcoholism and the unwillingness of the tribals to go to local health centres fearing Covid-19
DC Varinder Kumar inaugurating the langar service in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
DC Varinder Kumar inaugurating the langar service in Ludhiana on Friday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

NGO launches langar sewa at Ludhiana bus stand

UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Langar will be available at the Ludhiana bus stand from 11am to 4pm
Most of them dealt were in departments that provided support and monitored the work of NGOs that claimed to be providing free coaching to poor students, working for the welfare of senior citizens and upliftment of weaker sections.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Most of them dealt were in departments that provided support and monitored the work of NGOs that claimed to be providing free coaching to poor students, working for the welfare of senior citizens and upliftment of weaker sections.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Govt to revamp system for monitoring NGOs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 11:58 PM IST
According to an order issued by the ministry on Monday, accessed by Hindustan Times, the officials up to the rank of undersecretary have been transferred from their positions.
13-year-old Shom Soni with his mother Rita in Guwahati on Wednesday(HT PHOTO)
13-year-old Shom Soni with his mother Rita in Guwahati on Wednesday(HT PHOTO)

13-yr-old specially-abled boy missing from UP 5 years ago, reunites with mom in Assam

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Five years ago the boy from UP’s Prayagraj had reached Bongaigaon in Assam where child welfare department officials found him and handed him over to an NGO.
The UT administration has been asked not to remove physically handicapped people from Cheshire home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The UT administration has been asked not to remove physically handicapped people from Cheshire home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NGO objects to UT admn decision to convert Cheshire Home

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Says move would require shifting of physically challenged people from here
NGO distribute food and biscuits to migrants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, Mumbai, May 19, 2020 ()(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
NGO distribute food and biscuits to migrants at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, Mumbai, May 19, 2020 ()(Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

Why civil society matters

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:41 PM IST
NGOs should be transparent, but the Union government must not impose restrictions
The government has introduced the bill seeking to amend the FDCRA in the Lok Sabha.(File photo/PTI)
The government has introduced the bill seeking to amend the FDCRA in the Lok Sabha.(File photo/PTI)

Govt proposes to amend FCRA, make Aadhar mandatory for NGOs to receive foreign funds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The bill to amend the FCRA has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. It seeks to limit the use of foreign funds for administrative purposes from the current limit of 50 per cent to 20 per cent.
To encourage talk on menstrual health, social media users are tying red cloth on their hand and uploading its picture.(Photo: Instagram)
To encourage talk on menstrual health, social media users are tying red cloth on their hand and uploading its picture.(Photo: Instagram)

Break the taboo: Celebs support menstrual health via social media

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:19 PM IST
As part of a virtual campaign, Bollywood celebrities have come forth to debunk myths on periods.
Praanaadhar, an NGO co-founded in 2012 by two sisters -- Prakriti Singh, and Suhasini Singh -- is carrying out this initiative. (representational image)(HT Photos)
Praanaadhar, an NGO co-founded in 2012 by two sisters -- Prakriti Singh, and Suhasini Singh -- is carrying out this initiative. (representational image)(HT Photos)

Delhi NGO set to install contact-free washbasins, water purification systems in schools

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Praanaadhar’s primary objective is the installation of water purification systems in rural areas in and around Delhi to improve the quality of drinking water.
Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them.(ANI)
Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them.(ANI)

Chandigarh NGO sets up mobile library in minivan, helps underprivileged students

Mohali | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:02 AM IST
Sandeep Kumar, founder of the NGO -- Open Eye Foundation -- had started collecting books from various places to help the students who can not afford them amid the financial setback due to coronavirus.
Samrat Gaur
Samrat Gaur

Know why Samrat Gaur is an extraordinary entrepreneur

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 08:09 PM IST
He also runs an NGO named Devansh Seva Sansthan that provides food to the needy and helpless population of India.
The telephonic survey of 63 pension beneficiaries in the four migration-prone districts of Bargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi, and Nuapada was conducted by Odisha Khadya Adhikar Abhiyan, an NGO, between July 1 and 15.(REUTERS)
The telephonic survey of 63 pension beneficiaries in the four migration-prone districts of Bargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi, and Nuapada was conducted by Odisha Khadya Adhikar Abhiyan, an NGO, between July 1 and 15.(REUTERS)

Odisha: 78% of poor households about to exhaust PDS rice: Survey

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The dire projections of an acute food shortage came to the fore on the completion of four months of lockdown restrictions, which were imposed in end-March in a bid to prevent the spread of the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak and the despite the largesse from the state government for 94 lakh beneficiaries between April and June.
Signages have been put up at the park to instruct people to follow social distancing.
Signages have been put up at the park to instruct people to follow social distancing.

Aravalli Biodiversity Park reopens: Eager visitors venture wilderness with masks, follow social distancing

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:31 PM IST
A changed experience beckons for those visiting the Aravalli Biodiversity Park, with new rules in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
CanSupport, India’s largest palliative care programme set up by Harmala Gupta in 1996
CanSupport, India’s largest palliative care programme set up by Harmala Gupta in 1996

Interactive social service in times of corona

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 02:02 AM IST
An NGO working with cancer patients is all set to raise funds and awareness through engaging masterclass and you can join one too!
HT Image
HT Image

Women farmers come together to make 30,000 masks

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Around 20 women joined hands to stitch face masks and procured an order from the management of the Swaraj Division of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.
In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.
In such a charged atmosphere, Zhang Aixi, a Chinese citizen found herself stuck as the lockdown was announced. Zhang had come to India on a solo trip in January.

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The story of a Chinese girl stuck in India

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag & Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 09:51 PM IST
After suffering a mental breakdown, Chinese citizen Zhang Aixi had no place to go. The young solo traveler found a home away from home at a Haryana based NGO.
The district administration has roped in an NGO to monitor and facilitate all relief work currently underway in Gautam Budh Nagar(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The district administration has roped in an NGO to monitor and facilitate all relief work currently underway in Gautam Budh Nagar(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Gautam Budh Nagar administration appoints nodal NGO to monitor relief work

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The administration has appointed FXB India Suraksha as the nodal NGO, which has begun working on managing the child helpline of the district.
No one agreed to give them a lift so the women walked all the way to the clinic, carrying the cat in a basket.
No one agreed to give them a lift so the women walked all the way to the clinic, carrying the cat in a basket.

The ‘catwomen’ of Daryaganj : Two women walked 10 km in the heat to save a stray cat

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 03:59 PM IST
 Fatima and Sultana could not bear to see the pregnant cat in a terrible state after she suffered a fall.
Sagar arranges for food and distributes it among the needy.
Sagar arranges for food and distributes it among the needy.

Inspiring social worker Sagar Kumar aka Aryan Narwat wants to promote humanity

UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 07:34 PM IST
He spreads his message of humanity through his motivational videos on social media.
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