President APJ Kalam and WHEELS

Rest in Peace President. Kalam – You are an inspiration for WHEELS and exhorted us to find “Common Solutions to Common Problems” in 2006! We found these pictures in our vast archives… WHEELS President and Chairman shaking hands with the great man himself ! One of the few REAL Inspirations for the common man of India.

We are all born with a divine fire. Our efforts should be to give Wings to this Fire & fill the world with the glow of Goodness ~ Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Sir, you will always remain immortal on this planet by your teachings.

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WHEELS Partners participate in AAPI Convention

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33rd Annual AAPI Convention was held in Orlando, Florida from June 17 - 21, 2015. 
Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country convened and participated in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. WHEELS' Partners - SEVAK Foundation , Habitat for Humanity India also had a booth in the convention. Dr Thakor Patel (AAPI) who is the Track Leader and Field Director of WHEELS Health Care projects and founder of SEVAK foundation represented WHEELS and its partners in the convention.

How IIT Kharagpur researchers are leading a 'green revolution'

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Jagannath Das, a farmer in his late 40s is surveying a farmland at Khentia village in Kharagpur. The summer sun is merciless.With the mercury at cruel 42 degrees, Das is sweating profusely but is smiling a happy smile.“Five years ago, we could not imagine producing even a handful of paddy in this barren land of Khentia.

“But thanks to IIT Kharagpur professors, we can now grow paddy for our own consumption and can also farm soyabean, sweet corn, sesame, peanut etc,” Das tells.. A group of researchers at the IIT-K,

Read more at : http://www.rediff.com/business/special/special-how-iit-kharagpur-researchers-are-leading-a-green-revolution/20150527.htm

Wheels Collaborator : Ekal Participates in International Yoga Day

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 June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014.  The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by PM Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:-

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A new, ‘circular’ perspective on water management

Three billion people will join the global consumer class over the next two decades, accelerating the degradation of natural resources and escalating competition for them. Nowhere is this growing imbalance playing out more acutely than the water sector. Already, scarcity is so pronounced that we cannot reach many of our desired economic, social, and environmental goals. If we continue business as usual, global demand for water will exceed viable resources by 40 percent by 2030.

If we consider water to be a product—something that is processed, enriched, and delivered—we must follow the same strict design rules applied to any other product in a circular economy. Innovators, responsible operators, and committed system developers are spearheading the creation of new technological solutions, pilot cases, and initiatives to improve water management. 

To know more about Next-generation moves for water-system management, please check below article. http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Sustainability/Rethinking_the_water_cycle?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1505

USAID Visit IIT- GandhiNagar

IIT Gandhinagar (launched in 2008)  seeks to establish itself as a center of excellence in research, teaching  and community engagement. It is also WHEELS' anchor to Rural Development for its Consortium in Western India.

Please read here in detail: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/usaid-officials-visit-iit-gandhinagar-to-plan-us-collaboration

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WHEELS Collaborator Prof Kannan (IIT B) Has Trained More Than 4 Lakh Students Using The Spoken Tutorials Methodology.

Great initiative and work done by Professor Kannan Moudgalya who is WHEELS Collaborator and Track leader for the projects in Education field.

Check details here : http://www.dqindia.com/iit-bombay-has-trained-more-than-4-lakh-students-using-the-spoken-tutorials-methodology

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A Clip on Clean Drinking Water Plants Installed by WHEELS and IIT-B

To know more about this project please visit CDWP page. Also check more pictures of Wheels' projects on Wheels facebook page.

WHEELS Collaborator Ekal working with Farmers Kids


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Ranjani Saigal from EKAL (Wheels Collaborator in Education Field) worked with the children and the farmers in Karanjo to see how they use computers. These are some pictures. This is a room in the gramothan resource center which has internet access. We will converting this to a lab.

Wheels Collaborator Prof Kannan Awarded by Google

Prof Kannan is one of our collaborators in Technology–enabled  education scale up projects.

We are glad to inform you about a recognition of our work by Google - please see the mail below.  They especially liked the offline capability of Spoken Tutorials.

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Wheels Inaugurates Clean Drinking Water Plant

Clean Drinking Water Plant (CDWP) installed and inaugurated by Wheels Team in villages (Haveli Ghanpur and Nadikand) near Hyderabad. 

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In order to tackle the clean drinking water problem effectively, Wheels in collaboration with IIT Bombay AA Hyderabad Chapter first identified badly affected villages, specifically with high fluoride and dissolved solid levels in water, as well as those contaminated with bacteria that creep in due to bad or lack of any sanitation. Now, Wheels is working on setting up CDWPs in badly affected areas not touched by any governmental or non-governmental agencies. 
To know more about this project please visit CDWP page. Please check more pictures on Wheels facebook page.

Wheels Integrated Rural HealthCare Project

Wheels has organized a workshop to discuss about the model of upcoming Wheels Integrated Rural HealthCare - SEVAK project in 3 AP villages.

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