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  project name ~ Indradhanush Childrens Magazine

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  Project Name


Indradhanush Childrens Magazine



Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti



Education - Child






Himachal Pradesh

  Budget Approved


$ 4300


  Year Approved







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  Chapter Coordinators


Shailja Pathania
Saurav Mohapatra







A colorful cover for Indradhanush magazine!





The aim of this project is to send 50 copies per month for a full year to the schools listed in the proposal. These are all in backward or remote areas, where the magazine cannot hope to reach easily, through the sales network. Many of these schools are amidst scheduled caste populations. The magazine will go to them in a bulk packet, to the principal, with the name of the sponsor mentioned. We will also appeal the principal to distribute the number evenly in classes 6-10 (the no. of copies will depend on the no. of sections), giving the responsibility of circulation to the class teacher. The class teacher keeps a register, issues the copies to interested children for a week, after which they are issued to the next lot. In the month end, the unworn copies go to the library.










We are witnessing a young generation that looses its inquisitiveness, its spirit of inquiry and that of challenging rigid old orders. Indradhanush strives to be a magazine that reaches each and every household, particularly the rural household, to every child who can read. A magazine that wants to build free citizens for a new world. Citizens who are mentally free from the weight of thoughts thrust upon them with the pressure of authority or norm. Children who are exposed to the joy of reading, of a hundred different ways of thinking and expressing, the enthrallment of creativity, the great excitement of exploration and observation, of discovery, the joy of doing and finding things for themselves, of thinking freely, differently, of questioning, of thinking afresh. Children who have access to thoughts of great many humans spread across time and space much beyond the limits of their own tiny households, villages, hamlets or towns. One of our other major goal is to promote awareness of this wonderful magazine to the Indian-American community. To that end, volunteers from AID Boston and AID Blacksburg are in the process of creating a website for Indradhanush. We want to reach as wide an audience as possible, and if you think that this is a worthy cause, please, spread the word!



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