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Anusandhan- Research Cell Workshop

June 9, 2018

Anusandhan- Research Cell Workshop

Today’s YFD Research Cell workshop Anusandhan took its first step in the presence of 31 curious minds. Starting with the basics of research, the workshop proceeded towards the requirements, techniques, methodology, and the analysis required for conducting a research. It not only enhances one’s knowledge about a particular subject, but can also be used as…

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Project Jalsandhi Extension – 2018

May 13, 2018

Project Jalsandhi Extension – 2018

Field works certainly have an element that stands out from other forms of work. Be it in terms of physical hard work, or mental perseverance required. A team of total 16 volunteers on 13th May, contributed their bits of share in the River Embankments work organised by TOUCH at Vihi village near Kasara. With the…

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Project Kayapalat 2018

April 15, 2018

Project Kayapalat 2018

Project Kayapalat 2018 Clean surroundings make the mind cheerful and cleaning the surroundings satifies the mind!!! 29 young minds took the brooms and the buckets in their hands, and cleaned their neighbourhood on the 14th April. They were joined by a bigger brigade of 158 on the 15th April, with brushes in their hands and…

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Youth Meet 2018

January 26, 2018

Youth Meet 2018

Do you wonder what this Youth Meet is all about? It’s just a gathering of crazy individuals those who know they are crazy. The agenda is simple we will meet, we will discuss, and we will work. It’s not fancy, it’s not glamorous, but it has it’s own swag!   The 4th Youth Meet 2018…

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Project Visit 2017

December 22, 2017

Project Visit 2017

  This year the destination for project visit was ‘Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra’. Located in the Melghat area along the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Mainly inhabited by tribals, this area is infamous for malnutrition and under economic development. Bamboo is a native plant of the area. Sampoorna Bamboo Kendra is engaged in a mission…

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The Social Diwali 2017

October 18, 2017

The Social Diwali 2017

  Creating Colors and Experiencing their Shades An ideal society must economically fluid, socially integrated and culturally bonded. Like every year, this year too, YFD tried to recondition these various social economic and cultural linkages of our society. Starting with the launch of e-Mandai, to Kandil ki Pathshala, yesterday we celebrated Diwali Bliss, Diwali with…

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Kandil Ki Pathshala 2017

October 14, 2017

Kandil Ki Pathshala 2017

  Creating Celebration ‘Kandil ki Pathshala’ a kandil making workshop for school students was a great success for the 3rd year in a row. In all 87 students, parents, and volunteers attended the workshop. The effort to rejuvenate the losing tradition of making kandils for Diwali started with a demo for making ‘Shatkoni Aakash Kandil’….

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Swadeshi e-Mandai 2017

September 30, 2017

Swadeshi e-Mandai 2017

  Here we are! http://emandai.yfdindia.com/ A journey from Why to How Enough said about the significance of buying Swadeshi. This is an attempt to carve the path from Why to buy Swadeshi to How to buy Swadeshi. Swadeshi e-Mandai is a unique online store, where you will find all your Diwali requirements from Faral (Food)…

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Project Aakalan

September 10, 2017

Project Aakalan

  Through Conceptual Lenses We are in the information age where data and facts are important but more important is understanding the content. What we learn as students have a profound impact on our overall career. We all know that there are flaws in our academic system. It gives us discrete information and fails to…

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Mi Udyami

June 4, 2017

Mi Udyami

  Today’s buzz words are #NewIndia, economic growth of more than 7%, MUDRA, Make in India, Startup India, GST… and the list goes on. These seem to be schemes and government initiatives! Yes, but if we look at it with a different perspective then these are nothing but sheer opportunities for we Indians to grow-…

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Project Kayapalat 2017

May 1, 2017

Project Kayapalat 2017

  Project Kayapalat turned out to be a great success with 67 young enthusiasts out on the streets together with brushes and cans of paint. Aiming to beautify the locality, we set out to add a little charm to these walls. It was a literal transformation of a garbage dumping corner to a place beautified…

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Arth’Sakshar, Me!

February 26, 2017

Arth’Sakshar, Me!

  Youth for Democracy took another successful step towards financial inclusion. Arth’Aware was a financial literacy program for the youth is from where we started. Now the second step was Arth’Sakshar, Me! financial literacy of women, especially from the bottom of the pyramid. Families from the bottom of the pyramid are the ones who are…

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Youth Meet 2017

January 26, 2017

Youth Meet 2017

  It was great to have around 70 members at the Youth Meet 2017. The event started with an introduction round followed by a dialogue by our volunteers that depicted attitude of the society towards social cause. This was followed by a discussion on ‘exceptional work created by ordinary people’ and a Q&A round for…

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Project Visit 2016

December 24, 2016

Project Visit 2016

  Visit to ‘Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam’ was worth the long Mumbai-Chinchwad distance. We, a group of 20 people started at 6 am on 24th of December and headed towards Chinchwad. Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam is a school with a motto that says that there is no child who is of no use to the society. It…

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Diwali with Sahodaras 2016

October 29, 2016

Diwali with Sahodaras 2016

  We all share something or the other with everybody. Similarly sharing was just a part of ‘Diwali with Sahodaras’ but we wanted them to know about Diwali; Wanted to accommodate them with us. We shared the importance of Diwali and packets of homemade Faral with our Sahodaras and Vastikars. The kids even presented the…

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Kandil ki Pathshala 2016

October 21, 2016

Kandil ki Pathshala 2016

  The best way to sustain your skills is to pass that to the next generation. We see Kandil Making just not as a skill. It is the confidence, the belongingness, and a sense of responsibility which kids get from this small activity. Kandil ki Pathshala- 76 participants, 25 volunteers and 78 Kandils from this…

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Swadeshi e-Mandai 2016 Launch

October 11, 2016

Swadeshi e-Mandai 2016 Launch

  Time has come when we realize that Swadeshi Diwali awareness campaign should be backed by a concrete action. Let us introduce the concept of Swadeshi e-Mandai. It’s a platform for micro-entrepreneurs who make and sell small items like lamps, kandils, homemade Diwali sweets, handicraft gift items etc. We will make these products available online…

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Arth’Aware

September 18, 2016

Arth’Aware

  Arth’Aware: Arth mean finance and Aware mean to get knowledge It’s been 70 years of political freedom still the nation isn’t free from poverty. Financial literacy below the age of 35 years is just 32%.One of the answers to the pressing problem of poverty is enabling Financial Literacy of the population. On this background, on…

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Project Beejankur 2016

July 3, 2016

Project Beejankur 2016

  Project Beejankur-2016, the tree plantation drive turned out to be a great success. The response of the participants was overwhelming. We feel proud and satisfied that in total 96 participants helped to make the earth greener by planting 154 saplings. Nearly 80% of these saplings were sown and nurtured by the participants since the…

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Rain Water Harvesting

June 4, 2016

Rain Water Harvesting

  Every summer we complain about water cuts, we hear about wells drying up and bore-wells getting redundant. So after project Jal Sandhi- for creating awareness about the acute water problem confronting humanity-, we undertook our next activity, Rain Water Harvesting. On this Saturday, 4th June 31 YFD members came together and jointly undertook a…

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Project Jalsandhi

April 19, 2016

Project Jalsandhi

  It was great to successfully conclude the Project Jalsandhi initiative for this year. The initiative went through three phases 1. Door to door campaign 2. Awareness posters at restaurants 3. Awareness campaign at railway station In total, we have been able to reach directly to almost 3500 households and indirectly to many citizens. We…

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Youth Meet 2016

January 26, 2016

Youth Meet 2016

  It was great to have 76 members including 31 new ones at Youth Meet 2016. The event started with an introduction round followed by a street play by some of our volunteers that portrayed the life of a college student and the confusions he deals with in everyday life. This was followed by a…

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Diwali with Sahodaras 2015

November 10, 2015

Diwali with Sahodaras 2015

  It was amazing to start the Diwali celebration with our brothers and sisters from Ambedkar Vasti. We were glad to know that these small kids knew the significance of Diwali. When asked what is Diwali they answered Diwali is lighting up lamps, bursting crackers, eating sweets and spreading happiness. We hope to see some…

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Kandil ki Pathshala 2015

November 6, 2015

Kandil ki Pathshala 2015

  ‘Kandil ki Pathshala’-a workshop organized by YFD turned out to be a successful one. All thanks to our 56 young pearls and their active participation. In total 122 people were present for the program. Big thanks to Mrs. Karnik for giving their precious time and guiding us throughout. This was an effort made for…

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Samyak Progress 2015

October 2, 2015

Samyak Progress 2015

‘Smayak Progress’- a quest for skilled routes, the Skill Orientation Seminar by YFD turned out to be the biggest program in the history of all YFD activities. Be it the number of participants, level of reach or the awareness spread, YFD excelled in every aspect. A whooping total of around 494 people from different schools,…

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Wisdom Club Inauguration

July 11, 2015

Wisdom Club Inauguration

  It was a pleasure to inaugurate YFD Wisdom Club with the participation of 16 members. There are in total 37 registrations for the club. YFD Wisdom Club will be an intellectual arm of Youth for Democracy. The club members mainly from 15 to 35 age group will conduct many research projects throughout the year….

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Project Beejankur 2015

June 28, 2015

Project Beejankur 2015

  Project Beejankur indeed turned out to be a great success. And we sincerely thank all the volunteers for their overwhelming response and support towards the project. In all, 68 volunteers had participated in the activity. Total 82 seedlings of mango, jamun, jackfruit, banyan, peepal, coconut etc. were planted. Along with that, 173 seeds were…

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Youth Meet 2015

May 1, 2015

Youth Meet 2015

  The Youth Meet 2015, organized by ‘Youth For Democracy’ at Sambhaji Maidan, Goregaon yesterday turned out to be a great event. In all 84 participants attended the meet. A simple meet started with the welcome of all the attendees followed by a brief self-introduction. The meet was an interactive session where participants talked about…

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