There are so many times that we want to do things for the world, our country, the future generation but find our hands tied.

There are so many times we read / hear moving stories about people and come back feeling unsettled, and guilty. We all want to make a difference, and after reading about this on IHM’s blog,  I felt that this was something we could do.

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 IndiBlogger community coming together to spread the word and help the underprivileged children of India. The impact would be tremendous and together, IndiBloggers 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 3 days?

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.

 I have voted. Its a small step… maybe armchair activism..Maybe nothing will come out of it… but in the smallest probability that something good might… I would know that I made a tiny difference…I know that this is the least that I could have done.

The voting closes on the 23rd of Jan… Give India a chance, peepal…!