Glimpses from this week’s SocialStory

This week, SocialStory spoke with Purnota Dutta Bahl, founder and CEO of Cuddles Foundation, to learn more about their efforts to help children battling cancer and feed their underprivileged families.

Next, Divyanshu Asopa, founder and CEO of 21 Fools, talked about why people should choose crackers over fireworks this festive time.

Varun Ravindra had always been passionate about preserving the environment and forests. Deeply inspired by his father’s passion for nature and compassion for animals, he began working on the family farm in 2009, which complemented the organic farming practices his father had started. In 2016, he founded Vanantara by purchasing 100 hectares of land near the border between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, which now has more than 40,000 trees spread over more than 250 species of trees.

Malika, 32, from Erose in Tamil Nadu, shares her story of struggling to feed her child after her husband passed away. The Rural Education and Action Development (READ) team regularly advised her and later she joined a garment factory and started earning and supporting her daughter.

Purnota Dutta Bahl, founder and CEO of Cuddles Foundation, explains how the organization is taking a multi-pronged approach to feeding children being treated for cancer in government hospitals across India.

Currently, the Cuddles Foundation’s FoodHeals program is bridging the nutritional gap among children with cancer at 35 government and charity hospitals in 20 cities across India.

Based in Varanasi, HURUA(R)T organizes sessions that help students to practice art not only as a medium of expression, but also as an approach to further their learning.

The organization started with a simple vision to sell paintings by students of Banaras Hindu University on its e-commerce platform, where 70 percent of the profits generated are shared with a specific artist to fund their education.

Divyanshu Asopa, founder and CEO of 21 Fools, takes us through how the company started as an e-magazine and evolved into making and selling sustainable products. Today, it is eager to create a mindset shift towards using alternatives such as seed crackers and seed rakhis to make traditional festivities more sustainable.

YourStory’s flagship startup tech and leadership conference will virtually return for its 13th edition on October 25-30, 2021. Sign up here for updates on TechSparks or to express your interest in partnerships and speaker opportunities.

Click here to learn more about TechSparks 2021.

Edited by Saheli Sen Gupta

Comments are closed.