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Adoption Reforms for India | Vidyadhar Prabhudesai | Saurabh Nanda | SCM S2E20
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Adoption Reforms for India | Vidyadhar Prabhudesai | Saurabh Nanda | SCM S2E20

“… there are roughly about 30 million children who are orphaned or abandoned; they are living on the streets as far India is concerned. But out of the 30 million, roughly about five to six lacs (hundred thousand) only make up to a formalized channel itself….Surprisingly, the adoption rate is very low in India, unlike the US or Japan, there are roughly on an average 3000 to 4000 children who get adopted.” Spotify - Meet Mr. Vidyadhar Prabhudesai! Recipient of Thane City’s second highest civilian awards. Vidyadhar is a versatile professional who started off in the corporate sector but soon realised that his passion lies in empowering people. In this episode we talk about the adoption eco-system in India and how some reforms are urgently needed. He is a life-long change maker and now a father to the beautiful Adyaveda. He founded LeadCap Trust which empowered more than 10 million youth between 2007 and 2012 and LeadCap Ventures which consults for national governments and international institutions like UN, World Economic Forum. He is a Curator of Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and Fellow of UN and Ford Foundation. An alumnus of Thunderbird and Aegis, he shares board seats on institutions such as International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, Harvard Business Review, Dalham Foundation. He is also a member of Principal Scientific Advisor’s Consultative Group, Mentor of Change, NITI Aayog and Ambassador of Jagriti Yatra. Know more about him - http://vidyadharprabhudesai.com ; https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidyadhar/ Media Articles by Vidyadhar on this topic: https://thelogicalindian.com/app-lite/trending/low-level-of-child-adoption-in-india-38245 https://www.linkedin.com/posts/vidyadhar_epw-october-8-2022-carried-my-article-ref-ugcPost-6985210303995129856-WxvH?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop CARA - https://cara.nic.in Previous Conversation with Vidyadhar: YT - https://youtu.be/JLEF7FXiVYc Subscribe and Follow SCM - https://linktr.ee/suchconversationsmatter #adoption #adoptioninindia #cara #childadoption #orphanedchildren #surrogacy #IVF #cradlesignage #childrensday #vidyadharprabhudesai #saurabhnanda #SuchConversationsMatter #IndianPodcast #SpotifyPodcast #Podcast #GooglePodcast #ApplePodcast
No person shall be deprived of his right to life or personal liberty (Article 21)
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No person shall be deprived of his right to life or personal liberty (Article 21)

There are 3 crore orphans and abandoned children in India but only 3000-4000 get adopted every year . Source: UNICEF, CARA If these abandoned or orphaned children were a state it will be as big as Punjab or Assam or twice of Delhi They are left behind on roadside, bushes, garbage etc. found inhumane conditions, barely covered after birth Some die, some get mutilated by animals or insects while many contract diseases for life 2.7 million children die every year globally in the first month of life. Source: WHO Government mandated all child care institutions, hospitals, daycares etc. use of cradles for volunteer giving of babies However, lack of awareness, fear of getting caught on CCTV, police etc. deters volunteering and safe handing over Three Simple Actions to Uplift Article 21 (Right to Life) of The Indian Constitution Action 1: A simple installation of cradle signages visible from distance and 24 x 7 available all days similar to that of a hospital Action 2: Need for "Open Adoption Policy" offering benefits to the abandoning families, ensure privacy, give financial support, mandatory counselling, etc. Action 3: Declare the child "Legally Free to Adopt" immediately when identified. Mandate punishment after investigation For more details visit Central Adoption Resource Authority website: cara.nic.in Thank you for watching this video Like | Share | Subscribe Content by: Vidyadhar Prabhudesai (www.vidyadharprabhudesai.com) Animated by: Amruta Mainkar (Mumbai) Music by: Asher Fulero (YouTube Playlist) Image by: Unsplash (The Logical India) *Images or Icons used for representational purpose only.
CAREER Opportunities in Development Organizations | #Vidyadhar Prabhudesai | #TGV Episode #74
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CAREER Opportunities in Development Organizations | #Vidyadhar Prabhudesai | #TGV Episode #74

In this episode #74, the hosts Naveen Samala & Sudhakar Nagandla interacted with another guest Vidyadhar Vidyadhar Prabhudesai is the co-founder of LeadCap Ventures which works with international governments and institutions like The United Nations, The World Bank Group, The World Economic Forum across 40 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He is a UN, Ford, and Royal Society of Arts fellow and the Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Vidyadhar is the recipient of the World Bank's Prize on Youth Employability for impacting more than 10 million youth to date. In addition, he is engaged with many such organizations in different capacities - Some of them are International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, advisor to Harvard Business Review, Economist Without Borders, youth consultant to Asian Development Bank, and member of a special consulting group to the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt of India. He is also a Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, and has helped several startups, micro, small and medium enterprises to scale. Vidyadhar is listed among the Young Visionaries by Horasis and Top 40 EU India leaders by Europe India Center for Business and Industry. Vidyadhar’s Insights: • How UN(United Nations) & World Economic Forum(WEF) work • How to engage with Developmental Institutions • Getting Employed with Developmental Institutions • Internship opportunities • Global Exposure and being part of Major initiatives • About his Venture LeadCap • Tips for those aspiring to MAKE BIG in their CAREER Enjoy the episode! Vidyadhar’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidyadhar/ Dear #TGV Audience…Here is a chance to broadcast yourself 😊 Just voice record your questions and WhatsApp us the audio file (on India number +91 9494 587 187), we will play your question along with our answer in future episodes! Or visit http://speakpipe.com/TheGuidingVoice and record your message or question Do not forget to share your suggestions or feedback at theguidingvoice4u@gmail.com or by messaging at +91 9494 587 187 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGuidingVoice Also, follow The Guiding Voice on Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theguidingvoice Facebook: http://facebook.com/theguidingvoice4u Twitter: http://twitter.com/guidingvoice Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguidingvoice4u/ Pinterest: https://in.pinterest.com/theguidingvoice4u/pins/