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October 24, 2017

Choti Kumari Singh, a 20-year-old staff member of our Amrita SeRVe Self Reliant Village program, has won the ‘Women’s Creativity in Rural Life Award” from the Switzerland-based Women’s World Summit Foundation for her efforts in uplifting the Musahar community, considered the lowest and most downtrodden in the state’s caste-ridden social system.

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October 24, 2017

At Amritapuri today, we were honored to have the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, present certificates for totally free surgeries at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) to five onstage beneficiaries. These five individuals were representative of 1,940 economically challenged people receiving such certificates.

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October 24, 2017

At Amritapuri today, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented three village leaders with certificates verifying their respective villages as Open Defecation Free. All three village leaders hailed from villages adopted by Embracing the World as part of our Amrita SeRVe (Amrita Self-Reliant Villages) program, launched in 2013.

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October 24, 2017

Today at Embracing the World’s headquarters in Amritapuri, Kerala, India, we announced a major new initiative. Faculty and students of our own Amrita University have conceived and designed modular water filtration system, and having proven the concept, we will provide filtration systems to generate clean drinking water for 10 million villagers throughout the nation. The initiative was inaugurated by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

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September 25, 2017

Amrita University’s research center AMMACHI Labs is committed to innovations that will help make proper sanitation possible for all Indians. The center has now developed a new mould-based technique for toilet construction that makes constructing toilets easy, efficient and economically viable.

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September 8, 2017

In the state of Rajasthan in North India is a tiny village named Harirampura. Composed of only 55 households, this village was formerly the hamlet of a larger village Sankda. When Embracing the World’s Amrita SeRVe (Self Reliant Village) project team started working in this village, it focused first on improving access to quality education for the village children.

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June 17, 2017

At the recent 4th World Landslide Forum in Slovenia, the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) awarded this title as global recognition for Amrita University’s significant contribution towards landslide risk reduction because Amrita University has successfully deployed the world’s first wireless sensor network system for detection and early warning of landslides.

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April 18, 2017

Our own self-reliant village initiative, Amrita SeRVe is now working with disadvantaged rural communities in 21 states of India. After our volunteers started empowering a small village in Bihar, the changes were remarkable.

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February 6, 2017

Our own Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center (Amrita Hospital) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kathmandu-based Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) to establish telemedicine centers linking seven ANGHOS-member hospitals in Nepal with Amrita’s medical experts in India.

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January 29, 2017

Amrita SeRVe’s new reusable cloth sanitary napkin received the Most Innovative Product Award at the annual product expo of the National Institute of Rural Development. The product was developed as an affordable, sustainable alternative to the modern sanitary napkin, which is 90% plastic. Beyond sustainability, our product has the potential to significantly improve the health of women across India.

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