Dear Readers,

Connect is now a monthly publication of Sehgal Foundation and our effort is to make it more vibrant, informative, inclusive, and engaging. In the days to come, this newsletter will see new features to make it more representative of various stakeholders contributing to rural development in India. Our endeavor will be to include inspiring stories, initiatives, voices, concerns and resolves sharing a larger vision to empower rural communities. In addition to covering these aspects, we will keep coming to our readers to include their thoughts in the newsletter. The foundation team will interview and publish feedback from Connect readers and other stakeholders. Similarly, we will be interviewing other stakeholders and carry them here. Your suggestions are most welcome to further improve this newsletter and make it an important instrument of support to rural development.

Please support our campaign "Water is Life" generously to make a dry village, Talab in Alwar district of Rajasthan, water sufficient. Spread the word. Donate a drop and be a part of this important work!

Ajay Kumar Pandey
Chief Executive Officer

Social justice calling!

District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Mewat was recently adjudged as the best DLSA in north zone of the country. Our heartiest congratulations to DLSA on this achievement!

In this issue of Connect, Mr. Narender Singh Rawat, chief judicial magistrate and secretary, DLSA, Nuh District, Haryana State, India, speaks candidly with Pooja O. Murada, director, Communications, S M Sehgal Foundation. Read More...

A trendsetting farmer attributes his knowledge to radio

Noor Mohammad, a farmer from village Mubarikpur, block Punhana, Nuh district, Haryana, has used his newfound knowledge through radio. This smallholder farmer, like most others, believed that in order to get more produce, he must use urea and Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) in large quantities, without realizing the negative effect on the crop and soil health until he learned something new from a community radio broadcast. Read More...

A small initiative has made my village free from mosquitoes

By Susmita Guru

For Reena (name changed), a resident of village Marora, district Nuh, seeking knowledge has always been special and more so after she used what she learned for the benefit of her family and community. She attended the life skills education center in her village and was exposed to lots of information such as government program benefits, stitching, embroidery, and more. Read More...


सोच से समझौता नहीं सवाल करो, आरती मनचंदा ग्रोवर

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

Contributors: Aparna Mahajan, Arti M. Grover, Deepali Vaish, Prasant Mohanty, Sohrab Khan, Susmita Guru

Header Photo Credit: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

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