The Grinnell College has awarded the 2019 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize to Shafiq R. Khan
Shafiq has now returned from the US having received the Grinnell Prize for Social Justice Award, conferred upon him for the breadth and depth of his work against Bride Trafficking in India. Notably, he is also the first Indian to receive the prestigious Grinnell prize.
We have successfully completed a march with close to 10,000 people including children, men, women and even senior citizens of tribal communities from 20 districts of Jharkhand for their right to the Forests and Land. The march, also called ‘Paidal march’ (Marching on foot) began on 20th February from Columbus ground at Hazaribagh and concluded at Ranchi on 27th February covering 110 kilometers.
POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) was launched by Honourable Prime Minister on 8th March 2018. in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan The focus of Abhiyaan is to lay emphasis on nutritional status of adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children from 0 to 6 years of age.The first 1000 days of a child are the most critical, which includes the nine months of pregnancy, six months of exclusive breastfeeding and the period from 6 months to 2 years to ensure focused interventions on addressing under-nutrition. Besides increasing the birth weight, timely intervention will help reduce both Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). Abhiyaan focuses on children in the age group of 0-6 years for their overall development. Anemia in young children, adolescent girls and women will also be focussed upon under Abhiyaan.e age group of 0-6 years for their overall development. Anemia in young children, adolescent girls and women will also be focused upon under Abhiyaan.
70 districts of Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh were covered.
● More than 1000 high schools, colleges, institutions and 2000 bazaar/hats were visited.
● Networks with various service providers and individual volunteers were established along a route used by traffickers for trafficking girls across the Indian borders of Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh; a route which is responsible for more than 60% of human trafficking occurring in India.
● A helpline (01130010211) was launched in Assamese, Bangla, Hindi and English and shared with stakeholders to help them overcome challenges faced in trafficking cases.
Responding positively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for launching a cleanliness drive or Swachhta Abhiyan across the nation, We along with DLSA has spent the last fortnight carrying out special cleanliness drive in 30 Villages of the District. The Event was launched in Madhi Village of Nagina.
In time of School admission which is scheduled to started from 1st of April, we with aim to achieve hundred percent enrolment of children into school and encourage drop-outs as well as enrolled and out of school children to be in school We collaborate with SMCs School administration and DLSA lunched a “SCHOOL CHALO” campaign in 15 Villages of Mewat.