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Training Workshop for Social Workers

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Mobilizing Community in Village

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Household Survey Manual for Village Health Workers

In Charutar Arogya Mandal, I am responsible for research in extension programmes villages. As a part of research we plan household survey for creating a baseline for non-communicable disease and its risk factors. It was planned that household survey will be done by Village Health Workers (VHWs) who are from the villages itself.

Procedure Manual for Household surveyManual for Village Health Workers

I organized training workshop for VHWs before initiating the process of data collection. I have prepare a document called ‘Household Survey Manual’ which will guide the VHWs for collection of data in field. I got opportunity to sharpen my documentation skills.

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First Step Towards Enhancing Skill: CSPro, Data Entry Application

It has been three months in Charutar Arogya mandal, Anand (Gujarat). Before entreating to my work life from student life I had many plans but Once I joined the organization I forgot all my plans as I engaged in day to day activities. Research is one of my interest area even though I do not have competency in research. I learn basics of social science research in Tata -Dhan Adcademy an this was the time where I was searching similar type of work which matches to my interest area.

I joined Extension Programmes Department in Charutar Arogya Mandal, Anand (Gujarat). Extension Programmes Department is working with 27 villages of Anand and Kheda districts. I got responsibility for demographic and non-communicable disease survey in 27 villages. Total estimated population of 27 villages is 2 lakh and estimated households are 40 thousands. This is one of important and big project for me. With the help of my team I have developed interview schedule and translate it in Gujarati language. Read the rest of this entry »

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Water is a precious gift as well as scare resource in India as well as in the world too. From colonial period water is not seen as an issue because of excess availability of water in India. On the name of so called technological and development of either agriculture or infrastructure, the precious gift of our ‘Prithvi Maa’ is extracted by so called advanced and well developed human which do not have any category, it is only you and me who has exploited our natural resource water. In India like country caste and class are dominant in different span of time since independence. Pre independence the caste system was dominant in such a way that only higher caste people had the greatest advantage of natural resources . Read the rest of this entry »

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Gapminder: A Different Taste of Statistics

Statistics as Bubbles

Gapminder is a non- profit organisations which focus on global sustainable development. With the help of user friendly statistics Gapminder assist UNDP to achieve millennium development goals. It provides data about national and international level covering social, economical and environmental indicators. I believe you will enjoy once you will taste the statistics with Gapminder. You know the most the most interesting thing I like in Gapminder is the moving numbers.

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Economics with Development Perspective : Need of Development Professionals

To understand the behavior of various stakeholders for the benefit of the poor people

“If restless is not there, God is there to take care. My role is to facilitate you; sometimes I can scold you, if you are with me. I cannot teach you everything in 28 session but I can sensitize you to explore more and more. If this restless will come to you, my role is over” These are the words which forward me to know why I should study macroeconomics. These are said by my economics faculty Dr. Damodar Jena. The question always arises in my mind what is the importance of economics?  When I was exposed to microeconomics in my first term one credit course, I was not sure that these difficult subjects are going to be helpful in my professional life. In second term and I studied macroeconomics but this is totally different from other management colleges. I exposed to macroeconomics with development perspective. This is a great achievement for me that I can relate my future work place to macroeconomics. When I will be a development professional, my confidence level would be high because I will be able to work for the benefit of our people (poor people). Being as a development professional it is necessary to know macroeconomics to understand the economic behavior of various stakeholders for the benefit of the poor people. Read the rest of this entry »

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This is the message after the last exam in Tata-Dhan Academy.

Art of Writing and Sharing

Reading is one of the good habit for a person because it gives opportunity to know the knowledge of others. You know many times I do not know many things but after reading I came to know. Let me give you a simple example earlier I was not aware of writing blog but one day while searching on google about ‘Special Vehicle’, I came to know that people used to write on these type of issues also. I have not told you about myself indeed. My name is Shanti Gupta and I am student of development management and in couple of week I will get employment in one of the development organisation. I started to read my interest area but I feel that only reading is not going to help me so I decided to reflect on articles but after creating my blog I thought sharing is also an important thing. Hey, You are invited…

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India at a Glance : My First Infographics

Since last one year I was struggling to make infographics but finally I learn some of the tools to create infographics. I got the census 2011 of India which have some interesting data. I enjoy after seeing my first infographics. I hope you are interested to know which software do I use to make infographics. I have used open office which is a open source software. Really It is a excellent software for writing and designing too.

India at a Glance in 2011

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Life Planning through News Paper Exercise

I collected some of the photographs from newspapers which fits into my life planning. Here I am sharing few of them.

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Exposure to Development Organisations: A Opportunity to see Different Leaders in India

In Tata-Dhan Academy students are given opportunity to meet with various development leaders before the placements. One visit is arranged for students to visit success development models and to meet with development leaders before placement. Here I am sharing some memories of Banglore, Mumbai and Pune.

Here are some glimpse of various organizations. You would like this 

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