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Mumbai-based NGO founder nominated for Global Citizen Prize

Suhani Jalota has been nominated for the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for groundbreaking work in providing menstrual health products to the women in Mumbai slums.

Mumbai-based NGO founder nominated for Global Citizen Prize
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Recently released reports state that Mumbai-based Suhani Jalota has been nominated for the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award.

According to a report in Indian Express, Jalota who has founded the Myna Mahila Foundation has worked towards providing menstrual health products to the women in Mumbai slums. Moreover, Jalota, a twenty-six-year-old, pursuing her PhD in Health Policy and Economics at Stanford University, is the only Indian amongst the finalists for the Prize. The prize is usually awarded to young activists working towards ending extreme poverty. Moreover, the winner gets awarded with an amount of money to support their organization. The winner will be determined through a voting process that is currently underway.

The fellow nominees for the award include Christelle Kwizera, Founder and Managing Director, Water Access Rwanda, who works towards solving the water crisis in Rwanda and creating employment for young people. Another fellow nominee happens to be Ryan Gersava, founder president of Virtualahan, set up in 2015 with the mission to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups in the Philippines.

On the other hand, as the world tries to grapple with the coronavirus, earlier, voluntary COVID-19 gratitude art took shape in Mumbai which has been dedicated to the warriors across India battling the pandemic.

As a result, the suburban railway stations of Mumbai suburban network were beautified as a tribute to the coronavirus warriors who have battled the dangerous disease. This initiative was taken by the NGO Project Mumbai in partnership with Central and Western Railways. Moreover, in total, there are 41 stations who are a part of this initiative. In the first phase, four stations on the Central Railway, namely, Mulund, Ghatkopar, Kurla and Matunga were painted.

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