Rural Development

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  1. Addressing Drug Abuse

    Anti Drug Forum (ADF) In South Africa The ADF was set up in October 205 to address the alarming drug abuse and addiction that has afflicted the community of Chatsworth in Durban as well as surrounding communities. This is an ongoing project and the ADF c ...
  2. Bringing hope to suicide-prone Vidarbha

    The Art of Living has been working towards stopping farmer suicides in the Vidarbha, an agricultural belt in Maharashtra. Many of its farmers had taken to committing suicide owing to poor crop and rising debts. The Art of Living implemented a program spec ...
  3. Preventing an epidemic

    A camp to diagnose and prevent the onset of mass mosquito-related fever called Chickungunya. Timely intervention helped prevent the outbreak of an epidemic. Over 2,55 people benefited from medical treatment, early diagnosis and free medicines. Chikunguny ...
  4. Free Medical Camp In Karnataka

    "When a society is free from crime and violence and has respect for diversity, it is healthy. Similarly a body which is flexible and can adapt to different conditions is healthy. The signs of good health are an intellect which is free from inhibition ...
  5. Walking Towards Hope, Arvi, Maharashtra

    4 kilometers from Dhamangaon Rly- a small town located in Amravati District, Maharashtra, lies Arvi- a tribal village (with a population of 598) where hunting is not only a pastime but also a means of survival. While consumption of local arrack (produced ...
  6. Stop Smoking, Start Living

    A persistent thought to make a difference, inspired  Dr. Vedamurthachar,  Ujval Shankar and a few others to start a theme-based program, specially designed for smokers in 206. "Somewhere I felt it was so easy to relate to them because you were in th ...
  7. Inter-Faith Summit For Prevention Of HIV/AIDS

    “AIDS has no religion”, says Param Pujya Sri Sri Ravishankar ji, founder of The Art of Living. AIDS might affect the physical body but it cannot hamper the spirit. The Art of Living organized a two day Inter-Faith Summit on HIV/AIDS along with the Assam S ...
  8. Rural Development1

    Devendra Borde A farmer from Vidarbha Before Art of Living, there was depression and debt everywhere. I'm confident that with the zero budget farming taught in the course, the produce will improve and debts will be cleared. Website Section:  Home Loc ...
  9. Rural Development2

    Jayant Bhole Coordinator, Project Vidharbha- Swavalamban Programme There has not been a single instance of suicide in the 59 villages we have worked in so far. There are about 1, 000 villages in the Amravati region of Vidarbha. We are training more youth ...
  10. Rural Development3

    Pravin Thakre Rural Development I gave up alcohol and tobacco after the training workshop. It helped me to regain my confidence. There was a time when I used to lease my land to other farmers. The chemical-free farming skills I have learnt have given me t ...
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