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S M Sehgal Foundation wins Mahatma Award 2021 
S M Sehgal Foundation received the Mahatma Award 2021 for social impact in agriculture and livelihood under the leadership of Dr Suri Sehgal, renowned agricultural scientist and the founder and chair of Sehgal Foundation. The awards was presented in a ceremony held at India International Center in New Delhi on October 1, 2021, by chief guest Dr Kiran Bedi, IPS, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, along with Award founder Mr Amit Sachdeva and other distinguished guests. Ms Anjali Makhija, COO, and Ms Pooja O. Murada, principal lead, Outreach for Development at Sehgal Foundation received the award. Read more . . .

Latest at Sehgal Foundation

CSR Boardroom Dialogue
S M Sehgal Foundation trustee, R. Jay Sehgal, was interviewed by India CSR Network as part of the CSR Boardroom Dialogue. Catch this candid discussion sharing the foundation's journey, efforts for COVID relief and water and agricultural interventions done by Sehgal Foundation. Watch the interview . . .

Interview at All India Radio 
Sehgal Foundation COO, Ms Anjali Makhija, was interviewed by All India Radio Delhi station. In the interview, she shared about her personal journey in social work and about the work and accomplishments of S M Sehgal Foundation. In addition, Anjali talked about the Foundation's programs that are bringing a positive impact in the lives of rural people in village communities. Listen to the interview . . .

Start of a new radio series on science storytelling 
A special radio series on science concepts through story launched on Alfaz-e-Mewat community radio station FM 107.8 in collaboration with CEMCA (Commonwealth of Educational Media Centre for Asia) beginning September 27, 2021. Read more . . .

Water for Future project launch 
A rejuvenated waterbody and rainwater harvesting structure in Haryana was inaugurated on September 23, 2021. The “Water for Future” project, supported by BMW India Foundation, was envisioned to create a permanent and sustainable source of clean water suitable for human consumption through basic processing.

UNC Water and Health Conference: Technology Showcase 
University of North Carolina has selected Sehgal Foundation’s biosand filter innovation for safe drinking water to be showcased in by video during the international UNC2021 Water and Health Conference . The conference will be held virtually on October 5–7, 2021.

Presentation for community radios on research for content creation 
The community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat team shared their experiences on the topic “Challenges during research for content creation especially with farmers and solutions” as part of the webinar presented by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in partnership with OneWorld Foundation India on September 27, 2021. The webinar was attended by existing KVKs, agricultural universities, and NGOs catering to the farmers community.

Expert speaker at Women and Water training program

Sehgal Foundation COO, Ms Anjali Makhija, was an expert panelist for a 3-day Online Certificate Training Program on Women-led Sustainable and Decentralised Water Resource Management: A Multi-Stakeholders' Perspective, held August 25–27, 2021. The course was conducted by the National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, and IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute.


Women Leaders Contribute to Better Health Services 

Women in rural India are being encouraged to take leadership roles in the fight against malnutrition. They now realize that they have a key role to play in providing nutrition through enhanced livelihood. Read more . . .

Universal Education: Reaching out to Rural India 

The contribution of education to a nation’s progress is recognized by policymakers. Education has the ability to uplift the socioeconomic status and rapid development in India, but structural inequalities have led to a gap and a huge divide between the have and have-nots. Read more . . .

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Sehgal Foundation invites interns to join us in promoting rural development by sharing their skills and experience for empowering people in rural areas. We are currently accepting select virtual internships due to COVID-19. See the list of projects available for virtual internships. Also see a video tutorial on Internships at Sehgal Foundation.


Editorial Team: Arti Manchanda Grover, Marly Cornell, Pooja O. Murada

Contributors: Ajeet Kumar, Debika Goswami, Sonia Chopra

Photo Credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Outreach for Development team

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