Monday, January 18, 2010

Vote on FB, Blog abt it & educate 40,000 underprivileged children of India

I was planning to write the first post of this new year about how it has started out and all ... but here is something important first ...


Here is a unique opportunity to reach out and impact thousands of lives through your blog. Yes, sitting at your desk, voting on FaceBook and writing a blog post can help educate 40,000 young Indians all over our country!

One of India's most trusted and credible NGOs; GiveIndia is taking part in a competition on Facebook to win a US$1 million grant. The winner will be the NGO that gets the highest number of votes from Facebook users. The prize of $1 million will help put or keep 40,000 children across India in school for one year!

Imagine the Indian Blogger/Twitter/Facebook/Orkut communities coming together to spread the word and help the underprivileged children of India. The impact would be tremendous and GiveIndia would be able to gather the votes we need to win.

Voting in the competition is for one week only, from Friday, January 15 – Friday, January 22, 2010. Can we make a difference in the next 5 days? We sure hope so!

The link for voting, where you can also see more details of the competition is

There's been lots of talk about how social media can bring change and make an impact on the world we live in. Well, here is one tangible way for us to take a small action that could have a HUGE outcome.

In case you have more questions about this, please write to and a GiveIndia team member would be happy to reply.  and @GiveIndia on Twitter

1 comment:

  1. Dear Hemantkumar,

    Your support is amazing!! The vote counter is climbing! Here's a suggestion for you and readers of this post to use as their status update on FB. We need to rally all Indians and win the $1 million for our children!!

    YOUR 1 vote could EDUCATE 1 Indian child for a year.

    What : Chase Community Giving contest round 2
    Prize : USD 1 Million
    How : Vote for Give Foundation
    Where : Facebook
    When : Now!