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TBI Bulletin – Positive News From All Around (21.05.2012)

Your Monday morning edition of positive news is here. Enjoy it with a hot cup of inspiration and a large slice of hope. Then go out and make a difference! We would love to hear from you – write to us at contact[at] or tweet @thebetterindia or leave a comment on our facebook page.

1. Young Amol Lalzare, a dalit Community Correspondent, stays and works in a slum in Mumbai for Video Volunteers, a media and human rights group. Amol documents problems face by the poor like water shortages, poor sanitation, corruption and sexual harassment in the slums, where more than half of Mumbai residents live.

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2. Dr Gurudas Samant, a metallurgical scientist from Goa, who has 114 patents and 280 publications to his credit, is now based in Germany. Nevertheless, Research in Waste Management has been his first love since 30 years. He comes to Goa every year for a few months and aims at making it garbage-free.

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3. The story of Vaani, a Kolkata-based organization that helps born-deaf and dumb children to speak is worth hearing! The prime approach of Vaani is through counselling. So far it has reached over 3,000 deaf children and their parents. Its news letter ‘Lakshana’, published in Assamese, Bengali, English and Kannada, is read in over 3000 families that are interacted through workshops, seminars and group meetings.

Read more here.

4. A rural Ladies Club? It may sound strange, but hundreds of women panchayat members in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand have come together to network and find solutions to their common problems.

Read more here.

5. 23-year old Naveen Shirur has developed the smallest radio-controlled Robot, the first of its kind in India. Naveen hopes that the Indian Army will accept his tiny Robot for its surveillance capabilities, after having met and impressed Army deputy chief (information systems and training) Lt Gen Ramesh Halagali with the robot’s various features.

Read more here.

6. A 12-hour non-stop gospel music concert has been held every year since 12 years for a public charity by Jollee and his team. They raise funds to distribute aid to the less fortunate and physically challenged members of society.

Read more here.


Compiled by Devdutt.

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