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October, 2015
OVBI Technology Team Wins the Code for India Hackathon
More than 300 people in India and USA submitted over 100 projects in the Code for India Hackathon that took place on September 26/27 at Google Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA and in New Delhi simultaneously.
OVBI's technology team lead by Ravi Kumar won this prestigious competition through their VBI ConnectApp - a user friendly app connection volunteers.
This solution helps connect NGOs with people who want to help; team collaboration via Hangouts; increase efficiency of volunteers and their projects; meaningful insights and visualizations to help them demonstrate their work during fundraisers or for resource planning.
Curently Art of Living's Jal Jagruthi project in Maharshtra is using this app. The event coincided with PM Modi's visit to Silicon Valley who also stopped by at the hackathon.
OVBI Welcomes PM Modi
Indian Prime Minister visited the Silicon Valley after 27 years. OVBI was welcoming partner for the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's community reception event on Sept 28.
The event was attended by 18000 people including a number of elected officials from the West Coast.
OVBI team members were invited to be part of Community Leaders Luncheon with Shri Narendra Modi in San Jose.
Udaan
Project Updates

Udaan - We have purchased land for the residential school for the kids in Pailan, near Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be presiding over the ground breaking ceremony for the school on December 20.
The pilot project creating a "Safe Haven" for children of sex workers in the Sonagachi red light area in Kolkata is underway in full swing. OVBI is working for them to lead a normal childhood, safe from the real dangers of the flesh trade.  Learn More
Surajya - OVBI has partnered with SSU - School of Good Governance (Orissa) to provide full two-year scholarship to brightest young political aspirants who want to bring positive change in policy making and politics in India. We invite you to be a part of the change.
OVBI wishes all A Happy Navratri 2015
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We Remember and Salute Former President of India late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 79th birth anniversary on Oct.15. OVBI thrives to work towards his Vision 2020.
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