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Know Hidden Hunger, Micro-nutrient Deficiency Affecting Children

Hunger need not be explained. Every one of us experience it. What do you do when you are hungry? Eat food. Is any food sufficient to satiate hunger? The answer to this question is a tricky one. Satiating the feeling of hunger and body needs unfortunately has become two different terms and has given rise to a new term called “hidden hunger”. What is Hidden Hunger?  Hidden hunger, also known as micro-nutrient deficiencies, is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron) are too low to sustain good health and development.

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We are aware of the term “nutrients” but what are micro-nutrients? Micro-nutrients are a group of nutrients which are required in trace amounts for normal growth and development. So, small is big because this deficiency can grow to produce irreversible damage if left unattended.  And the worst part is it affects children more. A condition we casually ignore may be the reason for stunted growth, cognitive delays, weakened immunity and infection and we end up drugging our children to cure instead of finding ways to prevent it.

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Breaking Stereotypes , Challenging Camouflage

There is no denial that women are judged by their appearance and branding happens without least regard to the person or her capabilities. Statements such as “Love at first sight”, “first impression is the best impression” should have the roots on this insensible approach.  I am not making this statement without proper foundation; check out this research by Nielsen India for #IamCapable survey for Nihar naturals.

  1. 69% of men agree that their judgement of women is based on their looks.
  2. 64% of women agree that the judgments passed on them have affected their ability to reach their true potential.
  3. 70%of women agree that majority of judgments on women are from family members or friends rather than strangers.
  4. 72% of women agree that working women face more judgments on their looks or their clothes than housewives.

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Running Legend Begins ‘Spirit of India Run’

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Runner and former MP of Australia and Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training from 2004 to 2007 began his 60 days, 4600km from south to north run from Kanyakumari to end it in Srinagar on March 30, 2016.  He is running this marathon through 10 states to raise funds for girls’ education in India through Mahindra’s Nanhi Kali Initiative.  He is running along the west coast through Kochi and Kasargod in Kerala and then through Karwar in coastal Karnataka before moving on to Goa and Maharashtra.

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Coca Cola Aims to Reach the Roots with the WASH PROGRAM Initiative

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Have we ever wondered why is it that even though two thirds of the earth is engulfed in water, only 3% of it is consumable? Further, it is the abuse of the available trifle of consumable water that is cause for concern for every one of us. Further, sanitation has been a gripping problem for most developing as well as third world countries in the world. Poor sanitation leads to unknown health degradation and the world is heading towards an endless crusade against these diseases. Probably one every month and also probably, a new virus is emerging out of nowhere as we speak.

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Greater Love Children Home Needs Volunteers

Name: Greater love children home
Email: gl.childrenshome@gmail.com
Website: http://www.greaterlovechildrenhome.com
Message: Dear Sir/Madam

A warm greetings to you from Greater Love children home.

We are very impressed by the chennai volunteers service to the needy. We are running an children home with 20 children in Ayanavaram for the past 5 years. We are seeking a volunteers to help us in doing accounts in the computer and to teach a vocational skill to the children. please help us regarding this matter, We will be very grateful to you.

Thanking you

Yours Sincerely,

V. Vedanayagam
Managing Trustee

Need Service Minded Volunteers for a Social Cause

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Need Service Minded Volunteers for a Social Cause

Service to Mankind is Service to God.  We are in need of scribes  to write the examination/semester for the visually impaired.  There is a need for many people to help and  support this cause.  We request service minded people to volunteer and to take up this cause. Please get in touch with Abirami at  9677099246

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What is Thalassemia?

Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia.

There is also a constant need of blood for Thalassema patients and volunteers willing to donate blood can contact Abhirami at 9677099246.

Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle

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