The body of Guria Das looked like that of a three-year-old when she passed away at the age of 13. Guria was born in 1999 with a condition that constrained her growth. Her father, Chhatua Das recounts how Guria, unable to speak or move, communicated with him and his wife through gestures; a language that only the three of them could comprehend.
It would not be an exaggeration to say Subarnarekha (Line of gold) is a film that left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. The film, by Ritwik Ghatak, is inspired by a river by the same name and narrates the reality around the river which flows through the present day Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha, before draining into the Bay of Bengal.
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Swaniti offers fellowships on scaling up sanitation programmes in Balasore, Orissa and executing 'the ponds for livelihood project' in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand - Apply by January 7th, 2013Posted on 27 Dec, 2012 10:09 PM
Swaniti is an apolitical initiative that strives to build a better India by creating civically oriented opportunities for talented and passionate youth in governance and polity. The organization works with leaders across the political spectrum to identify issues in their constituency and recruits dynamic youth to design and implement solutions to overcome these challenges.
About the fellowship
Swaniti believes in a government by the people, people should be at the core. Hence the Swaniti Fellowships aims to engage the brightest youth in the country in governance by launching them in constituency development engagements, thereby involving them in development and governance.
Swaniti provides mentoring to the Fellows to enable them to successfully complete their fellowship. The mentoring is in the form of pre-fellowship training; setting expectations and supplying the Fellows with necessary resources such as research support, sector specific guidance and trouble-shooting during the Fellowship. Throughout the engagement, Fellows are expected to work with the support of the Swaniti team to meet the deliverables.
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Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CINI) focuses its works in tribal areas of West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and South Rajasthan. CINI’s develops approaches for comprehensive tribal development in collaboration with partners of the Central India Initiative. It focuses on food security and livelihood security through its core themes of Food Security, Diversion Based Irrigation, Micro-Finance, Community Based Institutions, Forest Based Livelihoods.