A Class 11 student in Gurugram has started a crowdfunding campaign, Project Urvara, to plant trees in the arid regions of Sikar district in Rajasthan.
The School Education Department has chosen to go for crowdfunding to improve basic amenities in government schools across the State.
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Thanks to the Bengaluru-based crowdfunding organisation ‘Milaap’ which came forward to help him out after media reports of Yadav's ordeal.
The Kerala High Court also asked whether the money raised for the treatment of this child can be used to treat other children suffering from rare diseases
So far, he has received only Rs 5,000 through that route.
The fraud came to light after the child’s father saw the campaign in a Facebook group
The court made it clear that it did not want to interdict crowdfunding, but only caution the government to have some control over it.
"Where is the money going? From where is the money coming? Is there any control or monitoring by the state over this collection of money," asked Justice PB Suresh Kumar
The task of collecting Rs 18 crore appeared impossible even to those who had begun the crowdfunding initiative.
Mohammed, son of PK Rafeeq and Mariyumma, requires a dose of Zolgensma, which is considered as one of the most expensive drug in the world.
The pandemic has brought to the fore a harsh reality — an unprecedented divide based on class and financial status brought about by digital learning.
On April 23, while the election protocol was still in place, the Kochi Corporation took a bold step to source funds from its people to provide immediate support to Covid-hit families.
Every day, social media is inundated with requests for beds, oxygen, medicines for covid patients.
Binu George got inspiration from her teenage son Rohan who had raised Rs 50,000 in a similar fashion last year for rural students to enable them to initiate online learning during the lockdown.