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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with representatives from Varanasi based NGOs via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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NGO workers pack food for distribution among needy people during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Thane.

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NGO volunteers serve food to homeless people and daily wagers during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in Surat.

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Volunteers from different NGO groups campaign for girls education during Tata Steel 25K run, in Kolkata.

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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (C), daughter Aaradhya Bachchan (center L) pose with children during an event with NGO 'Smile Train India' to bring awareness about cleft lip and palate, in Mumbai.

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An artist dressed as Santa Claus poses with children from various NGOs during Christmas celebrations, in Mumbai.

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Volunteers of Child Rights and You (CRY), an NGO, wear sock puppet in solidarity for children and their right to a happy childhood as they attempt to set a Guinness World Record, in Mumbai.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks to Obama Foundation Fellows gathered at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago.

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Refugees and migrants are transferred to the SOS Mediterranee Aquarius rescue ship a day after being rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after they tried to leave Libya and reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat. Italy's coast guard said it had granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by a Spanish aid group to transfer to a sturdier boat after more than a daylong bureaucratic tussle left them exposed to the elements on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Refugees and migrants are rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, north of Libyan coast. In total 105 refugees and migrants from Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, Marrocos, Gana, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya, Eritrea and Senegal were rescued in the overcrowded rubber boat.

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NGO activists and students display placards and shout slogans against cow-vigilantes (Gau Rakshak) during a protest demanding justice for the mob lynching victim Ummar Khan of Rajasthan, at Bikaner House in New Delhi.

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NGO activists and students display placards and shout slogans against cow-vigilantes (Gau Rakshak) during a protest demanding justice for the mob lynching victim Ummar Khan of Rajasthan, at Bikaner House in New Delhi.

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Ghanaian refugees Simon, left, and Peace hold their newborn baby girl onboard a Spanish rescue vessel on the Mediterranean Sea. The Ghanaian woman gave birth right after being rescued by members of the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy.

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Members of the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms distribute life jackets to migrants as they rescue them from a rubber dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea. ProActiva Open Arms rescued more than 200 migrants from foundering rubber dinghies about 25 miles north of the Libyan coastal town of al-Khums.

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Rescuers put a life jacked on a child during a search and rescue operation conducted by SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast.

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Police detain NGO activists who were holding a silent protest march against the recent attack on Amarnath pilgrims, near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Members of Abhiyan Delhi (NGO) organise a Mask Protest against the leaders opposing demonetization move of the government, at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi

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Members of Abhiyan Delhi (NGO) organise a Mask Protest against the leaders opposing demonetization move of the government, at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Safety jackets are thrown to migrants on a rubber dinghy rescued by the vessel Responder, run by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and the Italian Red Cross, in the Mediterranean sea. According to MOAS 147 people, of which 20 women, were rescued.

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A migrant from Nigeria is helped by a member of Proactiva Open Arms NGO, to get into the Astral vessel, during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 17 miles north of Sabratah, Libya.

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Teesta Setalvad & Greenpeace vs Rajnath Singh It was a tough year for NGOs. Rajnath’s home ministry froze Green­pe­ace’s foreign funds, even deplaned activist Priya Pillai from a for­eign flight while Teesta Setalvad’s NGOs—in the forefront of the post-Gujarat riots battles—are facing legal wrangles aplenty. Both NGOs con­tinue to land a few, but this is clearly an unequal fight.

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Teesta Setalvad The Cause Has long been the hope of Gujarat riot victims: fought cases for Naroda Patiya, Sardarpura, Gulbarg Society The Effect Her organisation Citizens for Justice and Peace has pursued some 68 cases, which have led to 120 life sentences

Amit Haralkar

Stitches Echo Through Lives Clothes—one of mankind's basic needs, yet often ignored by heavyweight NGOs and all earnest social statements of intent. Anshu Gupta, whose NGO Goonj (started in 1999) provides clothing and other recycled articles to the poor and makes inexpensive sanitary pads for women, never took it for granted. He has now won the 2015 Magsaysay Award, which cited “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India."

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Whistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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A foreign NGO member plays football with under privileged children at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

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Members of Pasumai Thaayagam, an NGO during a protest against Tobacco use to mark the World No Tobacco Day in Chennai.

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Teesta Setalvad

Ford Foundation office in Lodi Road, New Delhi on April 27, 2015.

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Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, attends a meeting with India's Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi. India conferred one of its highest civilian awards on Bill Gates and his wife Melinda for their work to promote global health and development.

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Melinda Gates (left) wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates poses for photographers as she shakes hands with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi.

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The President Ate Chapati Bill is on firm ground here. Nothing like a stiff dose of empathy at a Jaipur NGO, handing out mid-day meals to students. The Clinton Foundation—which has been criticised recently in the US for being a family fiefdom amassing millions—will certainly profit from it. On an extended tour of Asia, Clinton would do well to reconnect with old friends, before he's called out to do his bit for (the now-dithering) Hillary's presidential campaign.

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Vanvasi Vikas Samiti, Raipur

Vinay Sharma

Dressing Down Greenpeace activists drape Essar HQ in Mumbai

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An activists of various NGO's of Amritsar taking out candle light march for the safer return of Indians who have been abducted by militants from Mosul city of Iraq, at Amritsar.

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Actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, listens to a speech of a delegate at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. The Summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organisations across the world.

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Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Volunteers from an NGO stand holding sign boards to help school kids cross the road in Bengaluru.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson with kids at an NGO in Kalighat's Red Light area, in Kolkata.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson with kids at an NGO during his visit to Kalighat Red Light area, in Kolkata.

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Japan Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe visits a school for autistic and mentally challenged children in New Delhi.

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An NGO SAHAS at an event with HIV positive children on the ocassion of World AIDS day in Mumbai.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama presents 10th T N Khoshoo Memorial Award to Founder of Avani NGO in the Himalayas at a function in New Delhi.

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Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan waves at a boy during his visit at the non-governmental organization Smile Foundation in New Delhi. The actor interacted with the children and taught them some steps for self defense.

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Members of the NGO group Oxfam, dressed in golf clothes and wearing paper mache masks, imitate G-8 leaders during a demonstration at the Enniskillen Golf course near the venue of the G-8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

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Miss World Wenxia Yu interacts at an NGO during her visit to Mumbai.

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Pakistani NGO workers hold a rally outside the Peshawar Club for their colleagues killed by gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Gunmen in northwest Pakistan killed several teachers and aid workers in an ambush on a van carrying workers home from their jobs at a community center.

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Arvind Kejriwal vs Salman Khurshid In Operation Dhritrashtra, Kejriwal alleges that the Oxford-educated minister and his wife Louise mismanaged funds for the disabled at their Farrukhabad NGO. After a battering from the press, Khurshid gets a call-up to the MEA—despite telling supporters on camera that Kejriwal would never return from Farrukhabad if he ventured there.

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid along with wife Louise Khurshid and Cong MP Azharuddin during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid gestures during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Law Minister Salman Khurshid addresses a press conference to refute charges of corruption against a trust he runs for the disabled, in New Delhi.

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Law Minister Salman Khurshid addresses a press conference to refute charges of corruption against a trust he runs for the disabled, in New Delhi.

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid (left) gestures as wife Louise Khurshid holds up documents during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid with wife Louise Khurshid reacts during a press conference in New Delhi where he came out with documents to rubbish charges of misappropriation of funds by a trust run by him and his wife

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid during a press conference in New Delhi, where he came out with documents to rubbish charges of misappropriation of funds by a trust run by him and his wife.

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Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid with wife Louise Khurshid shows photographs of relief camps being organised by their NGO during a press conference in New Delhi.

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The Centre cancels the FCRA registration of some 4,319 NGOS, who lose their right to get overseas funds. Some 794 of these are based in TN, many of whom led the Koodankulam N-plant protest.

Internally displaced Somali children line up with containers in hand to receive food aid at a food distribution centre, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The centre is run by a local NGO and funded by the WFP Somalia. The United Nations World Food Programme and its partners this week began an emergency distribution of food to an additional 50,000 people in Mogadishu in response to the drought gripping much of the country.

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Dr Pradip Kumar Sarmah, Centre for Rural Development: Is working in about 20 cities to help rickshaw-pullers get better-designed vehicles, loans, insurance etc. "It definitely makes better sense to seek policy inputs as NGOs know the grassroots pulse and issues."

Sanjay Rawat

Arvind Singh, executive director, Nidan: Is providing voice to street vendors and influencing policymakers and governments to ensure basic amenities for them “If the govt wants to engage NGOs in policy framing, it should know who captures the voices at ground level.”

Jitender Gupta

Eddie Premdas, Jana Arogya Andolana, Karnataka: This coalition of 150 NGOs has been strengthening the voice of communities and primary healthcare in 450 villages “The old mindset in government perceives NGOs as a challenge to non-transparency. It’s making space for partnership now.”

Nilotpal Baruah

(Clockwise from bottom) Anjali Gopalan of NAZ Foundation (quote below), which played a key role in getting homosexuality decriminalised; Anshu Gupta of Goonj is lobbying to make sanitary napkins more affordable; Amitabh Behar of Wada Na Todo, which monitors anti-poverty programmes; Akhila Sivadas of CFAR, which partners state governments in HIV/AIDS prevention. “The more voices that come together, the more powerful we become. I don’t think change happens on its own. You need a catalyst.”

Narendra Bisht

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee during a pre-budget consultation with representatives of various NGOs in New Delhi

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A woman with her child hold a placard during a sit-in staged by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons in Srinagar.

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Activists of 'Sisters Against Violent Extremists (SAVE)' of Pakistan during an interaction with SAVE India representatives after visiting 26/11 terror attacks' victims and sites, in Mumbai.

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