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WHO WE ARE ?

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“INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

 

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EMPOWERMENT & SOCIAL JUSTICE”

 

In view of wellbeing ofHumanity & Prosperity”.

The Registered Office of the trust shall be at “Sri Renuka” 5th cross, Laxmi Nagar, Dharwad 580004, Karnataka, India.

 

 

 

 

 

I the Chairman, Mr. Jagadish Ghodke looking forward to address the Global Issuesacross the world in view of Humanitarian efforts to help each and every citizen of the world who would intend seeking the assistance by the above said Organization, may be Socially, Economically, Physically, Mentally, Spiritually or Morally which ever would deem fit.

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What We Do

 

Trust will encompass public welfare measures the entire world over. The trust accordingly proposes to establish its centers in different countries in due course. Typically, the measures for implementation in India shall be, illustratively, any or those similar to the following.

 

ü For senior citizens of little or inadequate independent means.

ü For students with little or fragile family support.

ü For uneducated youth at crossroads.

ü For educated but unemployed youths.

ü For needy persons from other walks of life.

 


In Addition To The Above, The Organization Will Typically

 

Encompass Any Or Those Similar To The Following

 

Objectives For Implementation Both Domestically And

 

Internationally.

 

Social Welfare Measures To Address The Following Issues

 

Issues of Environment

 

ISSUES OF ENVIRONMENT

 

Environmental issues are harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism, a social and environmental movement that started in the 1960s, addresses environmental issues through advocacy, education and activism. Current problems faced by the environment-

The carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere has already exceeded 400 parts per million (NOAA) (with total "long-term" GHG exceeding 455 parts per million). (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report) This level is considered a tipping point. "The amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is already above the threshold that can potentially cause dangerous climate change.

 

 

Issues of Education

 

 

issues of education

 

Education is an important development tool and our community development programs are incomplete without a study center in each of our target villages.  The focus is primarily on those children who don’t attend formal schools since education is a basic right.  Drop outs/ non school- going children are coached at the center up to the entry level and enrolled back into the mainstream.  The Bal Panchayats (Bal Kendra) encourage children to gather together and take decisions for their common good, acting as change agents within their villages.  We have created an awakening in communities towards education.  We make every effort to develop the inherent talents in children through extracurricular activities.

 

 

Issues of Sports and Games

 

SPORTS ISSUES

 

 

Games and Sports cater to the all-round development of personality of pupils. Sound mind is ensured in a sound body. Psychologically speaking, play is a biological and social necessity for children.

 

Sports and games ensure the redirection of surplus of energy of adolescents to fruitful channels. It is said that play is the most useful leisure time activity of the adolescents. It is training for future. In the absence of opportunities for pay the pupils are forced to frequent cinemas, clubs, hotels cafeteria, circus and theatres.

 

 

 

Issues of culture

ISSUES OF CULTURE

 

The culture of India refers to the religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, languages, ceremonies, arts, values and the way of life in India and its people. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. Its culture often labeled as an amalgamation of these diverse sub-cultures is spread all over the Indian subcontinent and traditions that are several millennia old.

 

 

 

Issues of Rural Development

 
RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Alleviation of rural poverty has been one of the primary objectives of planned development in India. Ever since the inception of planning, the policies and the programmes have been designed and redesigned with this aim. The problem of rural poverty was brought into a sharper focus during the Sixth Plan. The Seventh Plan too emphasised growth with social justice. It was realised that a sustainable strategy of poverty alleviation has to be based on increasing the productive employment opportunities in the process of growth itself. However, to the extent the process of growth bypasses some sections of the population, it is necessary to formulate specific poverty alleviation programmes for generation of a certain minimum level of income for the rural poor.

 

 

 

Issues   of Animal  Husbandry

ANIMAL HUSBANDARY

 

A large number of farmers in India depend on animal husbandry for their livelihood. In addition to supplying milk, meat, eggs, and hides, animals, mainly bullocks, are the major source of power for both farmers and drayers. Thus, animal husbandry plays an important role in the rural economy”.

 

 

 

Issues of Dairying


 

DAIRYING

 

Today much of the South faces the implications of sharply altered economic policies, many of which focus on capital-intensive investment that largely serves urban-sector requirements. In this context, it is imperative to find ways in which to advance South-South technology transfer, particularly technologies that directly improve the economic welfare and quality of life in rural areas. In this respect, India was fortunate to have been the first country to gain independence from colonial rule. In more than 40 years of independence, experiments have been made with a number of approaches towards developing the dairy industry and, as a consequence, it is possible that the Indian experience may hold lessons of interest and use to many of those concerned with balanced and sustainable development. It should be made clear that India's experience is by no means the only one possible. While there is definitely something to share, much can also be learned from the experience of others. One lesson is mandatory, however: success in dairying, or in any other agricultural field, depends on ensuring that control of the resources created remains with the producers.

Issues of Fisheries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Generally, a fishery is an entity engaged in raising or harvesting fish which is determined by some authority to be a fishery. According to the FAO, a fishery is typically defined in terms of the "people involved, species or type of fish, area of water or seabed, method of fishing, class of boats, purpose of the activities or a combination of the foregoing features" The definition often includes a combination of fish and fishers in a region, the latter fishing for similar species with similar gear types.


 

Issues of Aged / Elderly

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The boundary between middle age and old age cannot be defined exactly because it does not have the same meaning in all societies. People can be considered old because of certain changes in their activities or social roles. Examples: people may be considered old when they become grandparents, or when they begin to do less or different work—retirement. Most countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of 'elderly' or older person.


Issues ofAgriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agriculture (also called farming or husbandry) is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. Agriculture generally speaking refers to human activities, although it is also observed in certain species of ant and termite”.


Issues ofART

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Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields. including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they are usually not for a painting, for example.

Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature, and other media such as interactive media are included in a broader definition of art or the arts. Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences, but in modern usage the fine arts, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, are distinguished from acquired skills in general, and the decorative or applied arts.

 

 

 

Issues of Children

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Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. Some vernacular definitions of a child include the fetus, as being an unborn child. The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. "Child" may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

 

 

Issues of Disaster Management

 

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A natural disaster is the effect of earths natural hazards, for example flood, tornado, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake, heatwave, or landslide. They can lead to financial, environmental or human losses. The resulting loss depends on the vulnerability of the affected population to resist the hazard, also called their resilience. If these disasters continue it would be a great danger for the earth. This understanding is concentrated in the formulation: "disasters occur when hazards meet vulnerability." Thus a natural hazard will not result in a natural disaster in areas without vulnerability, e.g. strong earthquakes in uninhabited areas. The term natural has consequently been disputed because the events simply are not hazards or disasters without human involvement. A concrete example of the division between a natural hazard and a natural disaster is that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake was a disaster, whereas earthquakes are a hazard. This article gives an introduction to notable natural disasters, refer to the list of natural disasters for a comprehensive listing.

 

 

 

 

Issues of Dalit Upliftment

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Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as "untouchable". Dalits are a mixed population, consisting of numerous castes from all over South Asia; they speak a variety of languages and practice a multitude of religions.


Issues of Drinking Water

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Drinking water or potable water is water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry meets drinking water standards, even though only a very small proportion is actually consumed or used in food preparation. Typical uses (for other than potable purposes) include toilet flushing, washing and landscape irrigation.

Over large parts of the world, humans have inadequate access to potable water and use sources contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or unacceptable levels of toxins or suspended solids. Drinking or using such water in food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and misery in many countries. Reduction of waterborne diseases is a major public health goal in developing countries.

 

 

 

Issues of Education & Literacy

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Education is an important development tool and our community development programs are incomplete without a study center in each of our target villages.  The focus is primarily on those children who don’t attend formal schools since education is a basic right.  Drop outs/ non school- going children are coached at the center up to the entry level and enrolled back into the mainstream.  The Bal Panchayats (Bal Kendra) encourage children to gather together and take decisions for their common good, acting as change agents within their villages.  We have created an awakening in communities towards education.  We make every effort to develop the inherent talents in children through extra curricular activities.


Issues of Food Processing

 

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Food processing dates back to the prehistoric ages when crude processing incorporated slaughtering, fermenting, sun drying, preserving with salt, and various types of cooking (such as roasting, smoking, steaming, and oven baking). Salt-preservation was especially common for foods that constituted warrior and sailors' diets until the introduction of canning methods. Evidence for the existence of these methods can be found in the writings of the ancient Greek, Chaldean, Egyptian and Roman civilizations as well as archaeological evidence from Europe, North and South America and Asia. These tried and tested processing techniques remained essentially the same until the advent of the industrial revolution. Examples of ready-meals also date back to before the preindustrial revolution, and include dishes such as Cornish pasty and Haggis. Both during ancient times and today in modern society these are considered processed foods. Food processing can provide quick, nutritious meal options for busy families.


Issues of Health

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Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in "good health" or "healthy"). The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are commonly used to define and measure the components of health.

 


Issues of Family Welfare

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A study conducted in 2006 by Josefina Cabigon of the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) and five other experts at the Alan Guttmacher Institute, an international NGO that focuses on sexual and reproductive rights worldwide, says that six in 10 Filipino women had an unintended pregnancy at some point in their lives because of lack of access to and knowledge of modern family planning methods. This translated to about 1.43 million unintended pregnancies each year, a third of which end in abortion.


Issues of HIV / AIDS

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The illness interferes with the immune system, making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease continues.


Issues of Housing

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Inadequacy of basic housing is fundamental to the process of deprivation. It is now considered as one of the key measures for poverty and loss of entitlements. Poor housing conditions affect the capability of the low-income groups, women, landless and weaker sections because which has adverse impact on health, income generation, asset creation, social status and overall development of household. On the other hand, housing is one of the important source of wealth creation available to the poor. By investing in homes, the low-income groups accumulate equity that can then be used as collateral and it can make them credit worthy which is a critical condition for access to finance and income generating opportunities. Therefore, adequate shelter is a basic necessity for breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and deprivation among low-income groups. A viable housing sector can be a key growth motor for the economy. Unfortunately, inadequate and poor quality housing in many developing countries has been a chronic problem. Provision of adequate housing, especially to the economically disadvantaged sections, has been re-emerged as a development policy intervention across the countries in the world.  It is a more serious issue in over populous countries like India.


Issues of Human Rights

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Human rights are commonly understood as "inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law. The doctrine of human rights in international practice, within international law, global and regional institutions, in the policies of states and in the activities of non-governmental organizations, has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world. In The idea of human rights it says: "if the public discourse of peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral language, it is that of human rights." Despite this, the strong claims made by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable skepticism and debates about the content, nature and justifications of human rights to this day. Indeed, the question of what is meant by a "right" is itself controversial and the subject of continued philosophical debate.

 

Issues of

Information & Communication Technology

 

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Information and Communications Technology or (ICT),information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communicationsand the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.


Issues of Legal Awareness & Aid

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According to American Bar Association, Commission on Public Understanding, legal awareness is - " The ability to make critical judgments about the substance of the law, the legal process, and available legal resources and to effectively utilize the legal system and articulate strategies to improve it is legal literacy".

Canadian Bar Association (1992, 23) defines legal literacy as the ability to understand words used in a legal context, to draw conclusions from them, and then to use those conclusions to take action. With little change to Multiple Action Research Group's('MARG', an NGO working for promotion of legal awareness) definition, legal awareness can be defined as "Critical knowledge of legal provisions and processes, coupled with the skills to use this knowledge to respect and realize rights and entitlements"

 

 

 

 

Issues of Land Resources

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Land use is the human use of land. Land use involves the management and modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as fields, pastures, and settlements. It also has been defined as "the arrangements, activities and inputs people undertake in a certain land cover type to produce, change or maintain it" A resource is a source or supply from  which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable. Benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, meeting needs or wants, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well being. From a human perspective a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants. From a broader biological or ecological perspective a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism (see biological resource).

 

 

 

Issues of Micro Finance (SHGs)

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A self-help group (SHG) is a village-based financial intermediary usually composed of 10–20 local women. Most self-help groups are located in India, though SHGs can also be found in other countries, especially in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Members make small regular savings contributions over a few months until there is enough capital in the group to begin lending. Funds may then be lent back to the members or to others in the village for any purpose. In India, many SHGs are 'linked' to banks for the delivery of microcredit.

 

 

Issues of Minority

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A minority group is a sociological category within a demographic. Rather than a relational "social group", as the term would indicate, the term refers to a category that is differentiated and defined by the social majority, that is, those who hold the majority of positions of social power in a society. The differentiation can be based on one or more observable human characteristics, including, for example, ethnicity, race, gender, wealth, health or sexual orientation. Usage of the term is applied to various situations and civilizations within history, despite its popular mis-association with a numerical, statistical minority. In the social sciences, the term "minority" is used to refer to categories of persons who hold few positions of social power.

 

 

Issues of

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

 

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Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSME) constitute the dominant form of  business  organisation  worldwide. For  instance,  99%  of  enterprises  in European  Union  and  about  80%  in USA were small enterprises.  In India too, SSIs. share is as high as 97%.  Out of 42.12 million non-farm enterprises, 0.58 million are factory units. (Source . 5th Economic Census . Provisional Result . June 2006). It is estimated that out of 5.8 lakh factory units, about 5 lakh  are  factory  SSIs  and  .Medium Enterprises. as per the new definition of  MSMEs  adopted  by  the Government of India in June 2006.

 

 

Issues of Prisoner’s

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One of the most daunting challenges confronting our criminal justice system today is the overcrowding of our nation’s prisons. The past decade has witnessed a doubling of the number of adult offenders brought before our courts. According to one estimate, as we begin the new millennium, the nation’s inmate population approaches the 2 million mark. Securing and humanely housing such a large population has placed an enormous burden on prison administrators as well as the federal, state, and local jurisdictions that must finance the institutional confinement of so many inmates.

 

 

Issues of Right to Information

 

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The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens" and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir has its own act called Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and to pro-actively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 13 October 2005.Information disclosure in India was hitherto restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act now relaxes.

 

 

 

 

Issues of Poverty Alleviation

 

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At the beginning of the new millennium, 260 million people in the country did not have incomes to access a consumption basket which defines the poverty line. Of these, 75 per cent were in the rural areas. India is home to 22 per cent of the world’s poor. Such a high incidence of poverty is a matter of concern in view of the fact that poverty eradication has been one of the major objectives of the development planning process. Indeed, poverty is a global issue. Its eradication is considered integral to humanity’s quest for sustainable development. Reduction of poverty in India, is, therefore, vital for the attainment of international goals.


Issues of Panchayat Raj

 

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Thepanchayat raj" is a South Asian political system mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is the oldest system of local government in the Indian subcontinent. The word "panchayat" literally means "assembly" (ayat) of five (panch) wise and respected elders chosen and accepted by the local community. However, there are different forms of assemblies. Traditionally, these assemblies settled disputes between individuals and villages. Modern Indian government has decentralized several administrative functions to the local level, empowering elected gram panchayats. Gram panchayats are not to be confused with the unelected khap panchayats (or caste panchayats) found in some parts of India


Issues of Vocational Training

 

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Vocational education (education based on occupation or employment) (also known as vocational education and training or VET) is education that prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or a professional position in engineering, accountancy, nursing,medicine, architecture, pharmacy, law etc. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation. It is sometimes referred to as technical education as the trainee directly develops expertise in a particular group of techniques. In the UK some higher technician engineering positions that require 4-5 year apprenticeship require academic study to HNC / HND or higher City and Guilds level.

 


Issues ofBiotechnology

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Biotechnology (sometimes shortened to "biotech") is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bio products. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose. Modern use of similar terms includes genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies. The concept encompasses a wide range of procedures (and history) for modifying living organisms according to human purposes — going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. By comparison to biotechnology, bioengineering is generally thought of as a related field with its emphasis more on higher systems approaches (not necessarily altering or using biological materials directly) for interfacing with and utilizing living things.

 

 

 

 

 

Issues of

Adulteration of food, Medicines

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ADULTERATION OF FOOD. "Adulteration" is a legal term meaning that a food product fails to meet federal or state standards. Adulteration usually refers to noncompliance with health or safety standards as determined, in the United States, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).