We are Indians abroad who care for a better India. We are doctors, students, engineers, volunteers, business owners and everyday citizens coming together for the betterment of India. We believe that indifference of the masses is responsible for India’s current problems and we are committed to changing it.
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI) launched in May 2013, is driven by a group of inspired NRIs ready to support initiatives in India and tackle issues the Indian community faces in the Canada. Our movement’s roots are grounded in the Volunteer for a Better India (VBI) movement. On February 3rd, 2013 more than 100,000 concerned citizens united at Ram Lila Maidan in New Delhi in response to rampant corruption, violence towards women, suicides and water shortages. On that day, in unison the group pledged to give 1 hour a day for the nation and to inspire millions of others to do so. And Volunteer for a Better India was born.
OVBI is the overseas arm of Volunteer for Better India. We believe that every individual can make a meaningful impact and play a role in the betterment of the global Indian community. Together we can transform the world in a way that would make great leaders like Mahatma Ghandhi proud. We invite you to get involved
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OVBI is engaging about 2500 full time youth leaders, college students in Voteathons and volunteers in Corporate across India in the Vote for a better India project. OVBI is raising funds to support all these initiatives.
NRI speak (Big Ideas for a better India)
OVBI organized Big ideas for a better India and invited several entrepreneurs and community leaders to solve some of the biggest problems India faces today.
OVBI organized and participated several events across US on Indian festivals, Indian parades, Republic day celebrations and instilled the feeling of patriotism and pride for the rich culture we inherited from our forefathers.
Top notch silicon valley NRI engineers are developing state of the art technology to speed up voter registration process. This technology is used to drive voter registrations in corporations thru our industry partners NASSCOM and FICCI.
Education and Awareness : Google Hangouts
Global educational and awareness series: The Google Hangouts – featuring social activists, national celebrities and prominent, well renowned leaders. Some of them are Kiran Bedi, Rajiv Malhotra, Khurshed Batliwala and Dinesh Ghodke M.R. Venkatesh and Darshak Hathi