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9th Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair brings handpicked portfolio of items from over 120 NGO’s and artisans from across the country


·         ISHANYA Foundation gears up to host the 9th edition of YRNF from 14th October 2016 – 17th October 2016 promoting – Skilling India
·         Participation from over 120 NGOs/SHGs/Artisans showcasing range of lifestyle, organic, chemical free and innovative/fusion products
·         Highlights:
ü  To be inaugurated at the hands of Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Police, Pune
ü  Award ceremony to be held at the hands of National Award winning actress and Bollywood’s illustrious diva, Tabu on Monday, 17th October 2016
ü  Live demo by artisans demystifying their art

New Delhi, Wednesday October 6th 2016: The countdown to the city’s biggest pre-diwali extravaganza has begun, with ISHANYA Foundation announcing the dates of the 9th Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair 2016 – Friday 14th October 2016 – Monday 17th October, 2016 at ISHANYA. The fair will be inaugurated at the hands of chief guest Ms. Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Police, Pune along with Mrs. Parul Mehta, Founder Trustee, ISHANYA Foundation on Friday, 14th October 2016.

Banjara style coin jewellery
 Banjara style coin jewellery

Clay Pots at YRNF 2016
 Clay Pots at YRNF 2016

Festive thoran
 Festive thoran

Gift hamper from Ishanya Foundation
 Gift hamper from Ishanya Foundation

Holy Cow NGO_Assorted healthcare products(1)
 Holy Cow NGO_Assorted healthcare products

Holy Cow NGO_Assorted home care products(1)
 Holy Cow NGO_Assorted home care products

Jute made toys
 Jute made toys

Products at YRNF 2016
 Products at YRNF 2016

Teracotta Ganesha
 Teracotta Ganesha

Promoting “Skilling India” the 9th edition of Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair furthers the cause and aims towards providing a larger platform to these craftsmen for recognizing their individuality, taking pride in their craft while empowering them to become self-reliant and self-sufficient. The fair will showcase handpicked portfolio of items from over 120 NGO’s and artisans from across the country offering a rich collection of Indian handicrafts by way of weaves and artifacts directly from the craftsmen.

YRNF, over the years has transformed into a platform showcasing repository of folklore cultural traditions and skilled craftsmanship, providing the artisans an access to the urbane audience. YRNF has seen tremendous growth in stature with around 40-50 repeat participants, growing interest of NGOs/SHGs supporting varied dying art forms from across the country and increasing response from visitors’ year-on-year. Driven by the phenomenal response the artisans who participated last year, this year YRNF received enquiries from over 400 NGO’s/SHG’s/artisans supporting varied art forms.
In addition, this year YRNF promises to offer a range of lifestyle, organic, chemical free and other innovative/fusion products that have become the buzzword these days. One can get their hands on some of the finest and exquisite eco-friendly and chemical free health, food and beauty care offerings all made of cow bi-products. Another first time participant will be showcasing the rural craftsmanship from the outskirts of Bengaluru, who use banana fiber to create office, personal, and home furnishing products. Additional products on display would be made out of river grass, wool, hibiscus and other naturally available/local resources. Making traditional art relevant for the cosmopolitan audiences, craftsman from Matheran will be bringing stylized kolhapuri chappals with a hint of paithani art form. Honey will also add its sweetness this year with a range of 20 different varieties and other products; starting from neem honey that has tremendous medicinal value to honey chocolates and honey pollen that is hugely popular as a dietary supplement.

YRNF is a perfect blend of ambience for colour, festivity, food and fun as well as education and shopping. The four-day fair links nature and craft, tradition and change, age-old skills and innovative ideas suited for changing lifestyles.

Throwing light on YRNF 2016, Mrs. Parul Mehta, Founder & Trustee, ISHANYA Foundation highlighted, “We are extremely proud to take Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair to its ninth edition. We were overwhelmed by the response from NGOs across the country who were eager to participate. In the interest of survival and safeguarding the rich and diverse culture and art heritage of India, we should all come forward to support the artisan and craftsmen, making it meaningful for them to continue and take pride in their skills. The onus to revive and survive our cultural heritage is in our hands and we should do what it takes to ensure that this heritage does not fade out or become extinct”

About ISHANYA Foundation

Ishanya Foundation is a Registered Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, April 2006. They conduct several outreach programs promoting Women Empowerment, Livelihood programmes, Health & Education in the urban areas of Pune and villages around Taloja, in Raigad District. The aim is to help create self-reliant and self-sufficient youth, pre-dominantly women, farmers & their families. In addition, the foundation also networks with likeminded NGOs, international social organizations, central & state government to support to support their cause of developing livelihood programs & secondary source of income programs.
For more information, log on to - http://www.ishanyafoundation.org

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IMT Hyderabad awarded Best Upcoming B School



Summit cum Awards in Skilling India by ASSOCHAM

India 05 September 2016: Higher Education in India has been suffering from various quality deficits. Despite some of the major skill development initiatives by the Government of India, situation has been more or less the same without significant improvement. Quality of teaching and learning in a majority of non-elite universities and colleges are lagging far behind. Besides, seamless mobility of vocational stream to Higher Education still remains a huge challenge. India’s 13,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), which could have been otherwise leveraged for the purpose, but with obsolete training and skilling processes, have witnessed a declining trend in enrollment over a decade and are running into huge losses.  While attempts by the Government have been made to revamp these hubs, signs of up-gradation are yet to be seen.

With the objective of formulating an integrated approach to transform the skill development landscape, ASSOCHAM India organized the Summit cum Awards on Skilling India, Ranchi where for the first time ever, three ex-Chief Ministers of Jharkhand state – Mr. Babulal Marandi, Mr. Arjun Munda, Mr. Hemant Soren were seen sharing the dais along with the current Minister of HRD, Jharkhand, Ms. Neera Yadav.

IMT Hyderabad awarded Best Upcoming B School

IMT Hyderabad awarded Best Upcoming B School


The Summit highlighted India’s challenges for skilling its people and the fact that only a fraction of people possess any formal or vocational education and training (VET).Being the 2nd largest population in the world, India’s cultural diversity with vast demographic dividends has often come in its development initiatives. Jharkhand is one such state which is affected the most, as 70% of the population is schedule tribes, schedule castes and backward classes. The tribal habitat, their indigenous culture and traditional way of life makes it extremely difficult for them in adjusting to jobs or employment. According to Ex Chief Minister, Mr. HemantSoren, many such tribal youth who were imparted skills and offered jobs were found to be irregular at work while some were asked to leave by the authorities due to high rate of absenteeism from work or for their routine consumption of alcohol during working hours. The training needs and analysis has to be properly identified to make Skilling India truly effective. Alternative occupations more suitable to their way of life also need to be identified and created.


Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad was awarded ‘Best Upcoming B-School in South India’. The award was given to Prof. (Dr.) Satish Ailawadi, Director, IMT Hyderabad, by Hon’ble Minister and Chief Guest for the occasion, Ms. Neera Yadav. Mr. Siddarth Chaturvedi, Director, AISECT University and Prof. Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director, G L Bajaj Institute of Management Research were also recipients of ASSOCHAM awards for implementation of skill development initiatives and innovation.

The summit had eminent panelists and jury from industry, academia and government - Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh, IAS, Secretary Dept. of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Jharkhand; N K Mahapatra, CEO Electronic sector Skill Council of India; Col Ashwani Kumar Joshi, CEO Construction Skill Development Council of India; Wg. CDR Satish Aparajit, CEO Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Sector Skill Council; J V Rao CEO Textile Scetor Skill Council India; Rajeev Gupta, Chairman Jharkhand Startup Council and Bharat Jaiswal, Regional Director ASSOCHAM. Brainstorming sessions were held in topics viz. Skilling for placement; Forecast of skills linked to new business orders.

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