Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Newspapers in Gujarat - Get Inspired!

'Khabar Lahariya', a newspaper produced entirely by women in rural India, distributed to more than 20,000 readers in Uttar Pradesh is awarded United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (Unesco) King Sejong Literacy Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Literacy.

Khabar Lahariya has 15 women, newly literate "low caste" women who are trained as journalists by Nirantar. Besides developing their literacy skills and honing their reporting abilities, the women reporters are trained to talk to public figures, gather information and sharpen editing skills. The coverage of Khabar Lahriya includes politics, crime, social issues and entertainment for a readership that spans 400 villages in both Chitrakoot and Banda districts of India's most populous state.

Unesco's King Sejong Literacy Prize was instituted by South Korea and this year, out of the four winners, Khabar Lahariya gets $20000.

Newspapers in Gujarat - get Inspirations!

- ilaxi

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Let's Start Giving!!!

Get ready to give your money, time, skills or kindness during the Joy of Giving Week, to be celebrated from 27th September to 3rd October. Geet Sethi, Nandita Das and Parimal Trivedi have supported the mission of the NGO 'Give India' encouraging people to come forth and start Giving. A series of events has been planned in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore during the week. A nation wide movement!

Yuva Unstoppable, Darpana and Riverside school are active with their part for joyfests and shows and competitions.

Causes and they are on rise. You find them on Social Vibe or Facebook and now, headed by celebrity! Be a better person and be a part to community togetherness. Reminds me of the Song, 'We are the World, we are the Children.....So, lets start giving...(check for a video on my blog)

I wonder, we can have a week on 'Joys of Living' first! Joys come from what you do with a passion and for most of the people, at a time of money crunch, giving doesn't come so easy, does it? From a rich writing a cheque to a poor sharing a roti don't come so easy....However, if there was spreading the message of Joys of Living, I am sure, many would love to take the tips on How and Be Happy and Live life to the fullest.

- ilaxi