Philanthropy in testing times

 Philanthropy in testing times

Team L&M

As the world fights Corona Virus, a few organisations have come forward to introduce their services at no cost

Juggernaut has offered its app with its large catalogue of bestsellers and curated-for mobile reads free to the entire country. The app has scores of books, from Harvard Business Review’s Ascend, guide books from spiritual books on health lessons from the country’s top fitness expert Rujuta Diwekar, award winning literary reads like the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019 Half The Night is Gone. There are novels, novellas and short stories by amateur authors too, on subjects as varied as crime, romance, and horror.

Stimulating your body. A number of gym chains across the country are offering online classes for free. Even people who are healthy should take steps to boost their immune system for additional protection against the corona virus. Xtraliving is offering a free home work out course.

Scholastic India is offering free e-learning courses for students of different grades, which are engaging as well as educative. These can be accessed remotely on any device including mobile phones, and are available till May 31, 2020. The course include Scholastic Learn at Home (Day-to-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and learning, with engaging content for three hours per day), Scholastic Classroom Magazine (to help kids learn about the coronavirus. There are grade-wise collection of articles to help ease their fear and empower them with age-appropriate information), BookFlix (online literacy resource which pairs fact and fiction to build love of reading and learning among students from Grade KG to Grade 2) and LitPro Library (has eBooks).

JD Institute has started a mental health campaign via social media platforms for millennials who are dealing with the pressure of quarantine and social distancing. Self-isolation and social distancing have caused distress among students and many are in a state of anxiety. To overcome this, the institute has scheduled a series of online interactions with industry experts who will share their expertise on self-care and talk to students about embracing uncertainty and focusing on things that prioritize their wellbeing and mental health. The students can talk through their concerns and feelings to find ways to deal with this quarantine period. A number of engaging and relaxing activities have also been designed for students.

Vani Prakashan has curated a number of online literary activities for book lovers @ There will be a live talks by top Hindi authors and interesting book reading session every day for the coming two weeks.


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