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Plastic-Free Madh : An Initiative for Plastic free Island in Mumbai

'Plastic Free Madh’ a project aimed at making plastic free Madh, an island village in Mumbai suburb was started in the last week of January 2019. The project started with a lot of uncertainties and doubts is now showing its positive impact. The project was initiated by two young Piramal Fellows Simran Sharma and Vaibhav Patel. 

Founded on the seven Islands, the city of Mumbai has been heavily known for its coastal tourism and pisciculture. Madh Island is one such location which has gained tourism population. However, the original occupants of the land are the Kohlis, which are the oldest fishing community of Maharashtra. Madh Island is heavily guarded by the Kohli Community with a population of 45,000 people as it is the last bastion. The primary occupation of the community is the fishery business. But in recent times, their business has been disturbed because of the immense amount of plastic in the sea. Irregular supply of fish with an investment of Rs. 100,000 in the daily proces…
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Jhunjhunu : A land of Brave Soldiers, Business Tycoon and the hub of Great Initiatives

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A small town of 5929 square Kilometre is located in between the border of Haryana and Rajasthan. This Town comes under the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan along with two other major District of Rajasthan namely Sikar and Churu. Various structure and old construction tells the chronicles about the richness of the town in the past. It was not clear in history about who was the genuine founder of the town but there is a mentioning that the town is under an autonomous functioning under of its own king. The town was developed with all its infrastructure to provide assistance to the Baniya (The traders and Merchants) so that the town would get its share and the kingdom remain prosperous and flourishing. History mentioned about jhunjhunu in the Vikrams Era 1045 when the town was under Chauhan dynasty. After Chauhans, Nawab had captured the territory and ruled for almost 280 years.  Sidhraj was the renowned king of the Jhunjhunu at the time when the Chauhan Dynasty is in power. In the …

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बच्चों की उर्जा और होशियारी के चश्मदीद हम पिछले 19 महीनों से हैं और रोजाना इसकी झलकियाँ हमें मिलती ही रहती हैं| आज का दिन भी ऐसा ही था, LIBRARY CAMPAIGN( “पधारो म्हारे विद्यालय ) के मौके पर आज रामपुरा में दूसरे चरण के काम को अंजाम देने पहुँचे| जहाँ रंग-बिरंगेचित्र पुस्तकालय की दीवारों की सुंदरता बढ़ा रहे है, पुस्तकालय के दरवाजे पर राजस्थानी अंदाज में “पधारो म्हारे पुस्तकालय” पाठक को अपनी ओर आकर्षित करने को तैयार हैं| बस जरुरी इस बात की थी की पुस्तकालय को थोड़ा व्यवस्थित किया जाए और इसी क्रम में, सबसे पहलेउनसेमिलना जरुरी था जो अपने अंदर सबसे ज्यादा उर्जा रखने वाले होते हैं, कुछ चमत्कारी से होते हैं, और कुछ हरफ़नमौला| आपका अंदाजा सही जा रहा है, वो हैं “बच्चे” | आख़िर लाइब्रेरी को उपयोग में लेना इनके लिए इनके स्चूली अधिकार से कम नहीं और तो और इनके कौशलों का स्तंभ है|बैठ गई उन बच्चों के बीच में जिनके साथ आज पूरे दिन पुस्तकालय को व्यवस्थित करना था, अब किसी भी चीज के शुभारंभ से पहलेपुरे मन-मस्तिष्क में उस काम के उदेश्यों का होना तो ज़रूरी ही है| मैंने पूछा बच्चों आपको पता है आप यहाँ क्यों बैठे ह…

Gandhifellowship "Community Immersion"

One of the best parts of being a Gandhi fellow is that you gets lots of opportunity to go through several self-building processes. One of them is Community Immersion. This is the process that is exhilarating and life-changing. This process can bring you stories that you would tell throughout your life. Now, Imagine a place(a slum or village) which is totally unknown to you a while back and where you will get a chance to stay for a month. Not only, you have to be there but also engage school, community and community head so that they could work on the loop-hole identified in the community, school and this will happen because you were there. Sometimes, you don't even understand the language people around you speaks. I am sure some of you are getting very excited about it and most of you became anxious to some extent and thinking how could I be useful if I don't know their language and can't speak with them, How would I communicate with people around. It's not an easy ta…

Gandhifellowship "Mini Public System Project :स्वच्छ भारत अभियान "

As this is our first unofficial post as a group in a form of a blog. Let me take few seconds to explain the core objective of this endeavour.  The primary objective is to connect with the people around and showcase them our constant efforts. In others terms, we also want to stimulate our youth to join our hands to become a change maker by bringing change within himself or herself. At last, We wish to explain some of our objectives, Learnings and challenges throughout our journey within the fellowship tenure. We will be explaining all of our practices and endeavour encountered during our processes.



Now, read the title again "Mini Public System Project: स्वच्छ भारत अभियान". So, As you can understand from the title, it is another process (Mini PSP) that we have participated in for a week. During this process, we got some direction and suggestion in a form of a document. I am mentioning only the gist of it. The key terms mentioned in that document were as follows


one week - Durati…