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THE DON’TS OF DONATION

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  It is the month of November.  Gunju, a 10-year-old stands outside the NDLS Railway Station in the national capital. She fears the night that is approaching. As the traffic starts to decrease, she can clearly hear the winds howling. She does not have a proper home like thousands of other children. She lives under a temporary plastic shelter on the footpath, a few kilometres away from the tracks.  During the day the sun and the crowd come to her rescue. After the sun sets, the temperature starts to drop quickly. She only has a thin piece of cloth that will protect her from the biting cold. She prays for the night to pass quickly; for the first rays of sun to hit her. One day she sees people coming with cartons towards the footpath where she lives. The people started distributing blankets to all living on the footpath. Gunju waited patiently till one person came to her and handed her a blanket. She looked at him and gave a wide smile. For her, he was a saviour.  The blanket was torn at

LIFE AFTER LIFE: ORGAN DONATION IN INDIA

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  And Lord Shiva was enraged and beheaded Ganesha; And Parvati was pained beyond grief. “Ganesha! Oh My Son! Be it that it was me.” She wailed, and Lord Shiva was moved and transplanted an elephant’s head onto Ganesha and Ganesha became the Deity of Learning and Wisdom                'Shiva Purana' : Hindu Mythology   O rgan transplantation is a process in which an organ is removed from the donor’s body and placed in the body of a recipient, to compensate for a damaged or missing organ. Organ transplantation has succeeded to associate life and death for the benefits of the society. Common transplantations include kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas. Kidney, part of the liver, part of the pancreas, part of the lungs or part of the intestines can be donated by living donors, but most of the donations occur after the donor has died.   The procedure of organ transplantation is a crucial health guarantee for society.

Everyday is a Fight to Survive

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  C ash, money, bank statements haven't we heard it all how sometimes, due to any crisis in the average household can lead to disbalance in the financial and flow of money in the home. Many people go through a financial crisis, and going through this stage is very typical. What if the person is not getting job satisfaction? What if the economy is failing? There could be many reasons? According to a survey done in rural households, many children are forced to leave studying and concentrate on doing domestic chores to bring money to the house; this practice had been followed for many years. The educated class knows the importance of education and how education can have the most positive impact on our lives and help us understand society's functioning. An NGO tries to bring a change to the needy, and running an NGO is just like running a family. Any financial crisis or irregularity in inflow of donations can force an NGO to shut down its doors .  Let's be clear, anything

The Dyadic Between NGOs And Government

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  SSSDR is an acronym used for the Union of India.  It stands for Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic of India. Here, I would like to emphasize on one term – “Socialist”. It was introduced into the Constitution of India in 1967. Socialism is a political and economic theory which advocates that the means of production distribution and exchange at a regulated by the community as a whole. To put it into simple words, in a socialist system, the power lies with the masses.   India is a diverse land; topographically, culturally and socially. It has seen big empires rise and fall, governments come and go. Governing such a diverse land is a task, which is why governments in India face a lot of criticism from different groups of people for different reasons. The government tries to address the problems faced by public at major level but there is a huge disparity between what is expected by the citizens and what is delivered to them. There are various agencies, individuals and

Everyone wants to give in Kind to an NGO!!

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  W hat if your business was not measured in terms of profit it made? What if your salary was the number of smiling faces and organizations you have served? Seems so delightful, right? This is what an NGO (Non Profit Organization) does.   An NGO is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently with no or minimum Government intervention. It may be involved in international philanthropic, developmental, or social missions. They aim to serve specific social or political purposes. Contributing to an NGO can be a very fulfilling experience. These Non Profit Organizations rely on a variety of sources for funding their overhead expenses. Funding sources include private donations, membership dues, philanthropic foundations and grants from local, state and federal agencies.   Even in our day-to-day lives, we come across people or organizations asking for donations. Sometimes we donate, but most of the time we hesitate. Sometimes we fail to recognize that the littl

What to Post? - The Dilemma of an NGO

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  An NGO is the most underrated organization that attracts the least respect and even incentives in terms of the monetary value that leads an NGO's growth spun and even closing or shutting because of lack of funds. The most common purpose of working for society to bring a change goes down the drain.   So, what to do? Social media has become the most incredible power today that serves all the purposes for NGOs and small business houses, and cottage businesses who have problems attracting funds. Today's social media has helped NGOs significantly. People can see the accomplishments and excellent work the organization or the NGOs are voluntarily doing, making people want to donate and raise funds. But the problems don't stop there. The main problem is what and how to post?  Happy and sad faces are the two types of the post the NGO initiates, but this raises an argument that favors and goes against the NGO .  They post sad faces like poverty and food shortage in some remote vil

Is It Still Slacktivism If It Helps To Make The World A Better Place?

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  M y morning starts with opening the Twitter and Instagram app on my phone even before I attend the nature’s call because the fear of missing out on something important has gripped me forever. On some days the content is still the same as the previous night, on other days the world turns upside down with new updates. The speed at which the things are moving, hashtags change frequently and what you might have ignored previously, is now the burning issue. A post made by a user who only has 300 followers might be re-shared a million times if it strikes the right chord.   The social media is increasingly becoming a different world of only blacks and whites with some people desperately trying to give it a shade of grey. It has led to online groupism, with some extremist groups, some neutral groups and some silent spectators. Initially, social media was only used for sharing personal information but a few years back it became a platform where people from far and wide came together with a co