Everything about this 57-year-old retired zoology professor is unique -- and what stands out is her abiding compassion for the deprived. In 11 years, she has built new homes for 78 people in a sterling example of philanthropy in a region where Gulf emigres build extravagant homes, radically altering the rural landscape.
M S Sunil’s altruism started back in 2006 when it came to her notice that one of her poor students was living in an unsafe home. She decided to rectify that.
There was no stopping her after that as she went on to build 77 homes in her home district of Pathanamthitta and one in nearby Kollam di...
Arman Gupta is no ordinary standard fifth student. He is, unlike boys of his age, not a mess creator. Rather he believes in cleaning up his own mess. And this is what inspired the creation of a remote-controlled cleaning machine. It was an ordinary day at the Gupta residence and just like any other day, Arman was gulping down his glass of juice. But accidently he spilt some on the floor. Normal mistake any little kid, or even adults, can make. And as established earlier, being a cleanliness aware kid at his age, Arman decided to clean this himself, too. This was when this young and very innovative brain decided to build a robot that cleans and mops on comma...
It is a popular saying that “good things come in small packages”, meaning thereby that the size of things doesn’t always indicate their quality and small things often have better quality than big ones. Setting a live example of the above saying, India witnessed many young guns make it to the headlines in 2017, stunning the onlookers.Saluting the marvelous deeds of the outstanding little ones, here’s a recap to the young newsmakers of 2017 :
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Making her place in history, 26-year-old visually-impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pande of Nagpur became the first Indian to win gold at the World Para Swimming Championship in Mexico. She stood at the first place in the 200 meters medley event in S-11 category.
After her win, she said, “I had prepared well for the World Championship. I was expecting a good show in and also a medal. But securing the top position at world championship is surprising. I am really very happy. At the same time, I don’t know how to express it in words.”
In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor “who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand” has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey. If Gurbir S Grewal’s nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year, he will be the first Sikh to assume the top state law enforcement position in the United States and the second Indian-American, after Kamala Harris, who held the position in California before her election to the US Senate.
Grewal, 44, is the prosecutor of Bergen County, an important district ac...
Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for his efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children.
Al Jounde, a refugee of the Syrian civil war, set up a school together with his family in a Lebanese refugee camp that currently provides 200 children with eduction, Xinhua news agency reported.
“School is not only a place where you can learn how to write and read, it is also a place where you can make friends and memories, learn about new people and teach other people about yourself. School is a place where you can become who you are, where ...
Hemprabha, a weaver from Assam, is weaving the Bhagwat Geeta on cloth in English and Sanskrit. She’s breaking the language barrier in a very unique way.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna.
Weaving over 500 verses of the Bhagwat Geeta in Sanskrit, Hemprabha has also woven a chapter in English.
Starting this work in 2016, Hemprabha earlier weaved six stanza of Sankardev Gunamala on a 17 inch broad and 80 feet long Guna and Muga Silk cloth. This project took her nine months to complete. “After the h...
Mirabai, the 2017 Commonwealth Games champion, lifted her personal best in career totaling 194kg to beat Sukcharoen Thunya of Thailand to the second place by a slim margin of 1kg. She was also the winner in clean and jerk of the event, reports Xinhua news agency. Two-time junior world champion Sukcharoen finished first in snatch with 86kg but came up short in the clean and jerk. The Pan-American champion Ana Iris Segura Segura from Columbia was third in total.
When you can make energy from wind, why not from rainwater? This question from her father inspired their 15-year-old girl from Azerbaijan to set up a company to do exactly that.
Reyhan Camalova is the youngest female entrepreneur attending the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here with the theme “Women first, Prosperity for all”.
The Class 9 student was one of the three entrepreneurs referred to by US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump in her speech at the inaugural session.
“Reyhan is 15 years old. But that hasn’t stopped her from founding a comp...
Mary Kom, a multiple world champion and Olympic bronze- medallist, scripted history by becoming the first boxer to claim five gold medals at the continental meet in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh.
“This medal is very special to me just like all other medals I have won, because it has its own story of struggles. Every medal I have won is a story of a difficult struggle. I am hoping this medal, which has come after I became an MP, will enhance my reputation even further. I hope my stature grows,” Mary Kom told PTI in an interview.
Besides being an active and top-level boxer, the 35- year-old is a sitt...
However, one young boy’s perseverance has not just earned him the tag of being the flag bearer of the Narikuravars, but also the nomination for this year’s International Peace Prize for Children.
He has achieved this by convincing about 25 other children to follow the path of education to change the fate of their community. One cannot entirely claim that the children in the community have no access to schools or education. In fact, many had been inducted in local government schools.
Hitting the bull’s eye after 30 unsuccessful attempts, Chakradhar Aalla’s design of a Cheetah on a loco was chosen as India’s bullet train project’s calling card.
A second-year student at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, the 27-year-old has participated in every competition announced by the Modi Government on the national web portal. He didn’t win in 30 previous competitions until now when his design was finally chosen for the bullet train project. He eagerly awaits to see his created logo on government documents and letter heads on the bullet train. The logo when inspected ...