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Meet Jaipur’s Real-Life Superheroes and Participate in Joy of Giving Week

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.” To acknowledge Bapu’s teachings and walk the path that our Nation’s father has shown to us, we commemorate the week of his birth i.e. 2 nd -8 th October, every year as the Joy of Giving Week.
The Joy of Giving campaign encourages people to give -money, resources, skills or time and experience this phenomenal feeling of fulfilment. Although, we feel that the Joy of giving shouldn’t be confined to just one week. However, this particular week encourages and inspires us to reach out to those in need by looking beyond our own self-centred lifestyle and restore humanity. If we look around, there are some compassionate people who are all round the year doing their best to lend their support, to help and uplift the people who genuinely seek society’s attention, with all the possible resources they have.
So today, Jaipur Beat acknowledges and applauds those compassionate and
courageous minds who have gone beyond their limits and are creating hope for those in need. In fact, here’s a cue on how you too can experience the Joy of Giving along with these organizations.

  • Praveen Lata Sansthan

An award winning Non Government Organization that works towards empowering girls and women by focusing on education, health, safety and skill development. Their mission is to eradicate poverty and hunger, promote gender equality and empower women, ensure environmental sustainability and rural development. They even run few programs and one of them is called Spotless Dame, which is an initiative to create awareness around menstruation hygiene and innovation of environmentally friendly low cost pad made of Bamboo Charcoal which can be reused for 5 Long Years named MeraPad. Be a part of this revolutionary NGO that are fighting for so many issues to provide a better life to those people.

http://pls-ngo.org/

  • Rays- Aasha Ki Ek Kiran
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How often do we see people treat people with HIV+ LIKE normal human beings? Rays is home to more than 50 children that provide all the support needed like education, medical aid, balanced meals and regular exercise. These kids attend regular school and travel across India during summer holidays and are also taught dance, music, art, yoga and other extracurricular activities by the volunteers. Yet another revolutionary NGO that you can help out!

http://www.ngoraysjaipur.org/

  • Umang
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The organisation strives to provide an equal opportunity for person with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Challenges, Autism, and Multiple Disabilities in rural and tribal areas. They enhance the quality of these people’s life by enabling them to achieve their potential and participate in the society. The good deeds that this NGO is doing are worth offering your support in your own way.

http://www.umangindia.org/

  • Viren Sharma
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Viren Sharma a canine behaviourist and CEO of International Dog Bazaar is an ardent dog lover who has feed more than 50,000 stray dogs during COVID pandemic. This dog man of India started his passion in 2001 has now recorded adoption of more than 1000 stray dogs in a month, highest in India by any animal welfare organization and has revolutionized the pet industry with his unique concepts. He is the voice for the voiceless!

https://www.virensharma.com/

  • Jaipur Rugs Foundation
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The only purpose of Jaipur Rugs Foundation is to reach to remote rural areas to empower them to lead a good life. Jaipur Rugs work with 40,000 weavers in 6 states of India that provides them the opportunity for personal growth and development. This organisation ensures the best of artisans work to the customers and sustainability to the rural artisans.

https://www.jaipurrugs.org/

  • Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation
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Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation is a charitable trust that focuses on women empowerment in Shahpura. It has been working for the upliftment of the social status of women and especially the skilled lady workers of hand block printing. This organisation works towards holistic development in the rural areas through job creation for women and promises to provide them aid and support.

https://www.facebook.com/rrkfindia

These real-life superheroes don’t fly but they definitely are on a good mission!

Stand up, reach out and step forward to help someone in need or just distribute masks, medicines, food, sanitizer etc and experience the true Joy of Giving 🙂

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Jaipur’s Knight gets shining Armor for city’s less fortunate

Many a times, people see others who are less fortunate than them and sympathize with them as well as plan to do something for them one day when they have enough resources. In such times it is great to hear stories about people, who move out of their comfort zone to help their less fortunate brothers and sisters, without any resources but a strong will to bring a change in the society.

One such story is of Ashwini Parashar, a 3rd year medical student of S.M.S. medical college, Jaipur. Recently we learned that he goes around the streets of Jaipur city at night and helps those in need, by distributing clothes among them. Ashwini sources old clothes, gets them cleaned and ironed and then distributes them among the needy.

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On being asked how this initiative started he mentioned that while having tea with his friends at a tea stall, late night, he saw a poor man sleeping in his innerwear. He approached him and asked him if he didn’t have clothes to which the guy replied that obviously he doesn’t. Ashwini arranged some clothes for him and that was when it struck him that there may be so many people in the city just like that man he had helped. From that day onwards there was no looking back. Ashwini started collecting clothes and distributing them.

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Another reason that has given him encouragement to pursue this is the deteriorating situation of medical ethics. He expresses his grief over the fact that due to certain activities, like strikes by Doctors or greedy practices by a few among this huge community, people have started doubting the integrity of this profession. Ashwini believes that this practice of his can bring about a change in that attitude.

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Many people have joined Ashwini’s initiative, after learning about his mission some doctors from Delhi have said that they are happy about it and they will initiate it in the national capital as well. Ashwini himself is very excited that people are coming up to help him in this endeavor. He says that name and fame doesn’t affect him, all he cares about is that this initiative should not stop. He states that he wants to pursue this forever, the arrangement of his service may change in future but he is never going to give up on this ever.

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Virtuous women who involved themselves to evolve the society !

Today, 8th March 2013 is International woman’s Day, a day to celebrate the life of a woman, her hardships and her inner strength. Though everyday is her day but still this special day is officially declared to praise, admire and encourage her deeds, sacrifices and efforts. Woman’s Day is the day to honor and cherish the womanhood and her accolades. She is the guiding force and is responsible for making us who we are. Be it a Mother, daughter, wife or a sister, she shapes our lives, our personalities and crediting them for the same is something one should do at every opportunity.

The new age woman enjoys a democratic approach and thrives on peaceful co-existence. Let’s celebrate this Woman’s Day by giving a tribute to some of the leading ladies of Jaipur who have achieved a lot in their life.The energy and passion they behold is an inspiration to the rest of the world.

Diya Kumari

She carries a timeless aura of elegance.  Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur whispers the history of royalty of Jaipur realm. She is the synonym of opulence and presently a well-known personality as she supports charity and extends all help and support to various causes. The expression of beauty, Princess Diya Kumari is fond of art and culture, and encourages the youth to excel in the field of art, academics, sports, etc.

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Rashmi Kuchchal

With her utter commitment, sincerity, she took the “Maya Group” to a pinnacle, and showed unparalleled results in the field of Hospitality industry to achieve excellence. Also she is a founder of a Non-profit organization, “Rays- Aasha ki ek kiran” which works with a sorted approach to help, nourish and educate kids with HIV+.

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Sunita Shekhawat

She doesn’t need a brand name for a semblance in jewellery industry. She has been serving to the society with her exclusive designs of jewellery to Bollywood and some high-end personalities.  An entrepreneur, hard core art lover devoted to her culture is a splendid example of womanhood.

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Kirti Rathore

Kirti Rathore is the only female fashion designer for men in Jaipur. She has become a synonym to eminence and fashion . She has conducted many fashion shows including presentations across overseas. She is a dedicated social activist and believes in giving back to society.

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Kamla Poddar

“Success is only a journey and not the destination.” says Kamla Poddar who has emerged as one of successful woman entrepreneur in Rajasthan’s patriarchal business community.

She is known for imparting quality education and practical skills. She has made her mark in the business and education field in Rajasthan churning our career-oriented professionals for various industries.

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Kulsum Malik

She is a woman who gives all credit of successful life to her husband. The down to earth celebrity Kulsum Malik has all essentials required to crown her as “woman with substance”. Right from a rebel reader to a triumphant woman entrepreneur she overcame plentiful obstacles to succeed.

Going back to her history, she came from an extremely difficult and humble background, which filled her with ample amount of inspiration that today she is the owner and director of Kaya Kalp Herbal Ltd.  Malik is not just a beautician and teacher, but also a messiah for scores of young girls from under-privileged backgrounds who learnt the means to earn a respectable livelihood from her. Malik, wants to help others like her to find a good life.

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Leela Bordia 

She is one of India’s foremost woman entrepreneurs who founded Neerja International in 1978 with an objective of doing well for Blue Pottery Craftsman.

Begun with four craftsmen, Neerja now runs several blue pottery units that employ more than 500 craftsmen, thus also contributing towards social change through its work. Mrs. Bordia has received numerous awards both at home and abroad, and has held distinguished positions including the Executive of the Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Handicrafts Association.

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Deepak Kalra

There are very few people who expand their fringes to conquer the pain of other people, and Deepak Kalra is one of them. Mrs Deepak Kalra is a truly an inspiring lady who has founded ‘Umang’ – Rajasthan’s first NGO for children with cerebral palsy, autism, mental challenges and multiple disabilities. Children at Umang are provided with a nurturing environment and trained professionals help them learn and grow. These children create beautiful pieces of artwork that can be bought as well, thus helping children at Umang become self-reliant.

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Happy Woman’s Day 🙂