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  1. Incense Stick Manufacturing (Aggarbatti)

    Post the 2004 tsunami, which had a devastating affect the on villagers in Vadak Poigainallur, Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu. Most of the relief that came for the tsunami victims were focused on the men: getting them back onto the sea to earn a livin ...
  2. Smokeless Chullahs

    India, Smokeless Chullahs Women face respiratory problems through cooking with firewood The kitchen assumes an important place in the life of a rural woman. In many villages, firewood is used as a medium of cooking. Due to the lack of a proper ventilati ...
  3. Alcohol Ban in Warwarhere, Maharashtra

    Alcohol Ban in Warwarhere, Maharashtra In the village of Warwarhere in Maharashtra, The Art of Living introduced its rural development program- 5H, in February 2001. Upon initiation of the 5H program, 400 women in the village raised their voices and cam ...
  4. Ending Female Foeticide

    Ending Female Foeticide  Spearheading gender equality The Art of Living promotes the active involvement of women in decision-making processes so that their voices are not only heard, but appropriate action is taken towards development that includes men ...
  5. India: Punarjani Village

    India: Punarjani Village Punarjani, at Pathiyoor, is one of the hundreds of villages in India that has been transformed into a sustainable, progressive society. The seeds of development were sown with the Youth Leadership Training Programs (YLTPs). Equi ...
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Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Read More