Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dog

A dog, whose penis, testicles and front paws were chopped off is undergoing treatment at Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. He has developed septicaemia and the expenses to treat him is likely to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dogIn a case of extreme savagery against animals, a street dog was found in a critical condition at Mira-Bhayander with his penis, testicles and front paws chopped off. The animal was rescued from the street on Saturday by two animal lovers and brought to Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. “Champion was brought to us […]

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Matrimonial website Positive Saathi aims to help HIV positive patients meet others like them, through this event. The matrimonial meet will be held on November 26 in Kolhapur and registration is free for the participants. They will also offer free consultations with doctors and lawyers at the venue. So far, the matrimonial site has seen more than 300 successful marriages

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive peopleIn today’s day and age, HIV still has a certain stigma associated with it. People with HIV/AIDS still discrimination in society, especially when they try to find a life partner. As most people consider being in a relationship with an HIV positive as taboo. Now, Positive Saathi, India’s first online matrimony portal for HIV positive […]

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 hearts

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation not only gives a new lease of life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ. It saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, prevents a child from growing up without a parent and adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift of love and a happy responsibility, reminisces Reena Raju, India’s first woman to get a second heart transplant

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 heartsFrom being a founder of an NGO (Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation), to athlete, skydiver, cycler, parasailor and singer. She is a go getter and a fighter who is an inspiration for many. In the year 2009, when Raju was 28-years-old, she had undergone her first heart transplant, due to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a heart condition that leaves you […]

DATRI crosses milestone of 300 stem cells donations, felicitates donors

In the last eight years DATRI, has worked towards spreading awareness on blood stem cells donations through numerous camps held across educational institutions, corporates and residential areas. As a result, there has been a considerable rise in awareness among people

DATRI crosses milestone of 300 stem cells donations, felicitates donorsCelebrating the benchmark of crossing over 300 donations, DATRI, India’s leading Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, felicitated its proud donors from Maharashtra. It was a memorable moment for the NGO, which has been instrumental in facilitating 313 stem cell donations, till date. Since 2009, DATRI has been persistently working towards saving the lives of patients […]

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancer

Many NGO’s and cancer survivors work to help the cancer patients lead a normal life. A child gets bogged down due to cancer. So, with an aim to spread smile on the faces of the children suffering from cancer, few youngsters have joined hands by organising a puppet and a magic show for them

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancerCancer can rob their childhood. But, to give children happiness and spread smile son their face, few youngsters who work in a private company are going extra miles. These youngsters had organised a puppet and a magic show in LTMG Sion Hospital in order to help them ease their sorrow and pain and give them […]

Sanitary napkins still to be charged with 12% GST, irks activists

While some commodities like Khakra, pastel colours and namkeen have reduced GST, according to the council meeting on Friday, sanitary napkins, will continue to be charged 12%. Activists have been irked with the fact that in spite of written petitions to reduce GST on sanitary pads, the demands have gone unnoticed

Sanitary napkins still to be charged with 12% GST, irks activistsGoods and Service Tax (GST) has been the matter of discussion ever since early this year. A GST council meeting was held on Friday when certain commodities were removed from the list of GST applicable goods. Certain commodities’ GST was further reduced. Interestingly, Supreme Court just passed a statement saying it would install sanitary pad […]

Solapur NGO on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering women

Ten days ago, My Medical Mantra featured a doctor from Pune who celebrates the birth of every female child in his hospital by distributing sweets and seeing deliveries for free. Now, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), ‘Daughters’ Mom’ in Solapur is on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering women

Solapur NGO on a mission to eliminate female foeticide by empowering womenWhile most of us were busy shopping for Navratri, wonder woman Sheetal Dhaireshil Mohite Patil was touring from village to village to spread awareness about female foeticide. While we were picking choicest of clothes to wear, she organised a fashion show for the villagers. Since day one of Navratri, Patil has covered 70 villages in […]

Pune NGO walks for organ donation

It’s been quite a while since we have started discussing openly about organ donation. However, many people still remain unaware about organ donation. To curb this, Rebirth, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) has arranged a special event to create awareness on organ donation in Pune

Pune NGO walks for organ donationRebirth foundation, arranged an event in Pune to spread awareness about organ donation. From getting showered by brilliant and bright colors to being jovially sprayed by water, and greeted by leg thumping dhol-tasha; the event will lead audience to experience thematic experience on organ donation. The untimed three kilometer distance of Rangathon is split into […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor children

In a bid to provide fresh and healthy food to children and expectant mothers, anganwadis in remote areas of Gariyaband and Korba district have set up kitchen gardens in their backyards .The aim of this initiative is to address malnutrition in one of the poorest states of India

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor childrenIndia had observed the National Nutrition Week which usually occurs in the first week of September (Sept 1 to 7). Child Rights and You (CRY), a prominent NGO which works for the welfare of children, has implemented a unique initiative called ‘kitchen gardens in Anganwadis’in the state of Chhattisgarh. The aim of the initiative is […]