Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospital

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi, has decided to sell her rare collection of ‘Mica’ paintings for the animal welfare. She is helping the NGO, ‘People for Animals” to raise funds to build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospitalManeka Gandhi is well-known for her love towards animals. In the past, she has always taken a very firm stand, when it comes protecting the welfare of animals. Now, she has gone ahead to help build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by help raising funds for its construction. She has informed her desire on […]

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseases

To commemorate Rare Disease Day which is being observed on February 28, an enthusiastic 1500+ participants, including rare disease patients and their caregivers, took part in RaceFor7 at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and were joined by another 3500+ participants from Bangalore. Race for 7 is an awareness walk/run organised by the Organization for Rare Diseases (ORDI)

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseasesORDI is an NGO committed to address the challenges faced by suffering from rare diseases and its treatment. The objective of the Race for 7 is to raise awareness for the 7,000 documented rare diseases and the estimated 70 million patients in India suffering from a rare disease. Race for 7 was first held in […]

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in calls

An NGO in Pune has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of calls being received by it. With the focus on preventing suicide, psychiatrists have said that family members and friends need to reach out to people who are feeling suicidal or are going through a rough period emotionally. A nurturing and caring family is important to prevent suicide cases

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in callsWhile the rate of suicide is rising in India, a helpline for suicide prevention in Pune has seen steep rise in calls its helpline number. The largest numbers of calls are from people who belong to the age group of 15 to 25. ‘Connecting NGO’ has been running a helpline for suicide prevention since the […]

NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

Bengaluru: Actor Emraan Hashmi inaugurates cancer care hospital

Cancer is a destructive disease- not only for the one suffering it but even for those around it. A couple in Bangalore, gifted their 50 acres of land to build a super speciality cashless cancer care hospital for poor people

Bengaluru: Actor Emraan Hashmi inaugurates cancer care hospitalBollywood actor, Emraan Hashmi inaugurated India’s first ever open cancer care hospital that will treat Below Poverty Line patients across India, free of charge. The initiative is part of a newly launched NGO, New India, by a Bangalore-based business couple. They announced the launch of their dream project, ‘New India,’ a self-funded NGO, and gifted […]

Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old son

In India, organ donation before the age of two is not yet allowed. But the boy’s father believes that pledge forms of children should be filled, so that if anything happens, at any point in life, organs of the person can be made available to those in need

Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old sonThe parents of an eight month old child pledged his organs towards the noble cause of organ donation in Pune last week. While there are hundreds of kids on the waiting list to get vital organs, there are few parents who give consent for their kid’s cadaver organ transplant. The couple wants all parents to […]

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkup

Sassoon General Hospital’s ophthalmology department in Pune has started first of its kind outreach program by extending its services with the help of an NGO. When it becomes difficult for patients to reach out to the government hospitals every time they need, this government hospital has roped in an NGO to extend its services to other parts of the city

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkupEvery Tuesday,the Ophthalmology department of Sassoon will conduct a free eye check-ups and surgeries in Ghorpadi area of Pune. The hospital has tied up with Shivsena Mahalaxmi Aarogya Kendra, an NGO, which works in the area of education and health in the city. When Sassoon Hospital has its sub-centres in other districts, it is the first […]

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award

Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) bagged the number two position in ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition organised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. After the rat menace, the Shatabdi Hospital administration had taken the issue of cleanliness seriously and worked towards the patient’s benefit. Which resulted in helping it bag this prestigious award 

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award‘Cleanliness is next to godliness,’ take that into consideration the BMC had organised the ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition. As per the information received by the BMC administration, solid waste management department had organised this competition which included hotels, gardens and the hospitals. After which, the Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb […]

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]
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