Sustainable Development Goal 1 (SDG 1) is one of the 17 global goals set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its primary aim is to “End Poverty in all its forms Everywhere” by 2030. This goal recognizes that poverty is a complex and multifaceted issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It encompasses not just extreme poverty, where individuals lack the necessities of life, but also broader dimensions of poverty, such as economic, social, and political exclusion.
Educational institutions are essential actors in the fight against poverty as they address the root causes of poverty through education, skill development, research, community engagement, and policy influence. By providing access to education and fostering economic empowerment, these institutions contribute significantly to the achievement of SDG 1, striving for a world where poverty is a relic of the past, and prosperity is within reach for all.
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) is a beacon of hope and an exemplar of dedication in the pursuit of one of the United Nations’ most vital Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – SDG 1, “No Poverty.” At MRIIRS, the commitment to eradicating poverty in all its forms is not merely a lofty aspiration; it is a tangible and actionable reality. Through a diverse spectrum of activities and initiatives, the Institution is fostering Change, Empowering Communities, and creating opportunities that directly and indirectly address the multifaceted challenges of poverty. These initiatives encompass Education, Skill Development, Research, Community Engagement, and Sustainable practices, all working in concert to uplift individuals and communities from the shackles of destitution, and ultimately, to contribute to the Global mission of achieving a world where no one is left behind in the shadows of poverty.
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies through various Anti-Poverty Programmes and initiatives supports a wide range of Community in tackling poverty. The programmes or initiatives are led or supported by the Institute to empower all. MRIIRS is committed in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 1, “No Poverty,” by fostering education and skills development among economically disadvantaged communities. Through various outreach programs, scholarship initiatives, and vocational training opportunities, MRIIRS empowers individuals from marginalized backgrounds to break the cycle of poverty. By providing quality education and equipping them with the tools to access better livelihood opportunities, MRIIRS contributes to reducing poverty levels and promoting economic inclusivity in the region, thereby aligning its efforts with the global mission to eradicate poverty and ensure a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
The ISR (Institutional Social Responsibility) arm of MRIIRS, the Dr. O.P. Bhalla Foundation, consistently spearheads impactful endeavours in line with Sustainable Development Goal 1, “No Poverty.” Their remarkable initiatives, including Donation Drives, the Rescue Home project, and free health camps, exemplify their unwavering commitment to alleviating poverty and improving the lives of the less fortunate. These benevolent efforts not only transform individual destinies but also symbolize the Foundation’s dedication to creating a more equitable and poverty-free society.
MRIIRS in collaboration with its ISR arm is running multiple programmes to tackle various social issues in the community by engaging the youth through various initiatives, campaigns and social programmes to transform them into Social Leaders of the Nation.
- ISR arm of Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies: Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation
- Special Fee Scholarship for needy, low-income background students
- Donation Drives: Books, Pairs of Shoes, Clothes, Computers, Oximeters, Safety Masks, Donations for Elders
- Ek Muthi Daan: No one Sleeps Hungry
- Free Health Camps
- Give Her Wings to Fly: Sanitary Napkins Donation Drives
- Raddi – Waste Paper Collection Drive for recycling and distribution of notebooks prepared from recycled paper
- Kaushal Karyashala
- Teachers on Call
- Free Mental Health Counselling Support