• [Grand Finale Finalist: 8/18] Gopal S. Agrawal – Krishi Go Sanskriti – Prosper with Desi Cows

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 8/18] Gopal S. Agrawal – Krishi Go Sanskriti – Prosper with Desi Cows

    Living Rise | March 23, 2012

    The Desi-cow is one of the most iconic symbols of India, but its existence is being threatened. Because the Desi-breed of cows produce less milk than crossbreeds they are economically less beneficial.

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  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 5/18] Ananth Kumar – Alternative Education for out of system children

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 5/18] Ananth Kumar – Alternative Education for out of system children

    Living Rise | March 22, 2012

    Meet M.R. Ananth Kumar. He and his school, DivyaDeepa, are teaching 66 rural children math, history and how to read and write – and instilling in them a love for learning.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 6/18] Balasaheb Palve – Astitva

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 6/18] Balasaheb Palve – Astitva

    Living Rise | March 22, 2012

    Balasaheb Palve knows that strong academics aren’t enough to get you a good job. It also takes strong general and interpersonal skills, something that most academic programs never teach.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 10/18] Dr. Chitra Shah – Satya: A Center for Children with Special Needs

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 10/18] Dr. Chitra Shah – Satya: A Center for Children with Special Needs

    Living Rise | March 26, 2012

    Meet Chitra Shah, the director of the Satya Special School, an integrated specialty center based in Pondicherry that works to empower children with special needs.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 3/18] Pranav Pratap Singh – Policy Awareness via Radio

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 3/18] Pranav Pratap Singh – Policy Awareness via Radio

    Living Rise | March 21, 2012

    Meet Pranav Pratap Singh. Started as a school project, he and his classmates have been working to develop a program that will provide a wide range of information via radio to rural villagers.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 7/18] Arathi Manay – Nurturing Puttenahalli Lake back to life

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 7/18] Arathi Manay – Nurturing Puttenahalli Lake back to life

    Living Rise | March 23, 2012

    Meet Arathi Manay. She’s on a mission to heal Puttenahalli Lake, whose once-pristine 13 acres have become a marshy garbage dump as Bangalore developed.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 4/18] Shashank Kumar – Farms n Farmers (FnF)

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 4/18] Shashank Kumar – Farms n Farmers (FnF)

    Living Rise | March 21, 2012

    Too often farmers suffer greatly from unsuccessful crop yields, bad monsoons, and destructive pests. While Farms n Farmers cannot control the weather, they are helping farmers to increase their earning potential.

  • [Grand Finale Finalist: 9/18] Dr. Devendra Tayal – SAM: Transforming Young Minds

    [Grand Finale Finalist: 9/18] Dr. Devendra Tayal – SAM: Transforming Young Minds

    Living Rise | March 26, 2012

    Meet the team behind SAM (Self-Assessment and Management) workshops, interactive sessions run by the Yuva Parivar Sewa Samiti youth organization.