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Monday, 22-October-2018

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GURBACHAN SINGH - PUNJAB FARMER TURNS ECO-WARRIOR

5 hours ago
The gravity of the Delhi fog situation from 2017 is still fresh in our minds. The air was unfit to breathe and causing respiratory problems. Well, levels of particulate matter (PM) are spiking again, bringing back the spotlight on air pollution in the national capital. Crop stubble burning, among other things, has been blamed for the dipping air quality, not only in Delhi but as far as the Booh Havelian village, in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district. A lone farmer in the state has been fighting the battle against crop burning. Tarn Taran’s Gurbachan Singh has been taking a proactive approach, tr...
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RIFAT MASOODI - BAT-WOMAN (MAKER) OF KASHMIR

a week ago
From the ashes of conflict has emerged the story of Rifat Masoodi, who is the first woman to own a cricket bat manufacturing unit in Jammu and Kashmir. Rifat has merely picked up after her father-in-law, who had started a bat-manufacturing unit, in the 1970’s. However, beginning in the late 80s, the escalation of the Kashmir insurgency, saw many businesses slowly come apart, including the one started by him. In 1999, 21-year-old Rifat decided to revive the unit. The decision came from inspiration provided former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who went on a bus journey to Pakistan. Rifat told, how Vajpayee’s e...
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RITU SAIN - FROM STINKING CITY TO CLEANEST CITY

2 weeks ago
Ritu Sain, IAS officer who is not just a name but really proved an all-out effort to make her city as India’s Cleanest Smallest City 2018. Survival was becoming tough in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur city in Surguja district. Sain stepped in and turned the stinking place into the cleanest town where now people wish to live.  Ritu Sain, a 2003-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, took the dare to change the city with her determination and dedication. She changed the picture of the town. In an interaction, she said, “There was a big signpost welcoming people to the municipal corporatio...
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CROWD FUNDING - HEARTBREAKING PHOTO RAISED $78,902

4 weeks ago
Apicture got viral recently on Twitter of a seven-year-old boy crying near his uncle’s dead body. The picture and the story behind it broke peoples heart not only in India but abroad too. And once again people proved by joining hands together that ‘Humanity is above all’. Indian journalist Shiv Sunny shared the heartbreaking picture and tweeted: “The boy... held [his uncle’s] cheeks with both hands, just said ‘baba’ and began sobbing.” “The man was yet another poor labourer who died in a Delhi sewer. Family did not have money for cremating him,” the...
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MANNEM SRIDHAR REDDY - BUILDING FUTURE OF HUNDREDS OF KIDS

7 weeks ago
41-year-old Mannem Sridhar Reddy spends nearly 40% of his salary to adopt schools, educate poor children, raise environmental awareness and fight the use of plastic, among other things. While his salary doesn’t cover this gamut of social services, what he also does so effectively is assist people in dire need of monetary or material assistance through his local network of contacts and Facebook page called ‘Mana Miryalaguda’, bringing many citizens onto one common platform. After starting the Facebook page in 2009, Sridhar added many folks from his town with the objective of improving the state of governm...
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SANJAY GOYAL - MP’S MEDICINE MAN

9 weeks ago
sanjay Goyal, a qualified pediatrician, never thought about becoming a civil servant until he understood first-hand the critical importance of an efficient administration towards improving the health outcome of any society. While pursuing job as a medical officer at Primary Health Centre in a small village in Punjab, he saw a shortage of basic amenities like health care, sanitation, education (especially for girl children from disadvantaged sections), and lack of medicines. He realised that the health status of any society is not only dependent upon the availability of clinicians but also requires specialists across diffe...
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SHAKILA SHEIKH - RAGS TO WORLD FAMOUS ARTIST

10 weeks ago
The life of Shakila Sheikh cannot be dismissed as just another rags-to-riches story. The daughter of a vegetable vendor, Shakila was once living on the streets in unimaginable conditions, but she is now an internationally known collage artist. Her works have travelled to countries like France, Germany, Norway and America. Avant garde designer Pierre Cardin too possesses one of her works. The life of Shakila Sheikh cannot be dismissed as just another rag-to-riches story. The daughter of a vegetable vendor, Shakila was once living on the streets in unimaginable conditions, but she is now an internationally known coll...
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TILAK MEHTA - THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

11 weeks ago
What is the conventional life of a 13-year-old like? Going to school, participating in extracurricular activities, playing sports, video games, watching the TV - you may say. But 13-year-old Tilak Mehta is already a budding entrepreneur! The teenager has established a logistics startup that is helping the strong network of Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas earn an alternative source of income. Christened ‘Papers N Parcels’ (PNP), the logistics service couriers papers and small parcels across Mumbai in a matter of four to eight hours. The young entrepreneur is an 8th grader at Garodia Intern...
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YASHASVI JAISWAL - THE GOOD DAY HAS COME

12 weeks ago
One good opportunity can change the life if that is utilized properly. And opportunities don’t knock our doors every day. Furthermore, if we struggle hard to achieve something, the universe will provide an opportunity to fulfill our dreams. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 17-year-old has set an example for those who dream big. Furthermore, He is all set to represent the U-19 Indian cricket team during the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. For three years, he slept with groundsmen in a tent belonging to the Muslim United Club inside the Azad Maidan Ground premises in Mumbai. Before that, he worked in a dairy shop, where he used to sleep fo...
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RAJARAM - TEACHER BECAME PART-TIME DRIVER

13 weeks ago
For students of Baarali village in Udupi district’s Brahmavar taluk, Rajaram is not just their science and mathematics teacher but also the one person, who ensured that they did not drop out of school. Rajaram, a school teacher ensured that his students do not drop out from school as they were compelled to trek a 3km- forest area to reach school. Lack of roads and transport facilities forced more than five children each week to drop out of their schools.  Rajaram said, “The children were dropping out quickly and with the headcount in our school falling low, we were at the threat of shutting down to...
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DR NACHIAPPNAN AND SHANTHI - POWER COUPLE

14 weeks ago
Even with their dream job and a comfortable life in USA, this couple from Tamil Nadu didn’t forget its roots. Dr Nachiappnan Narayanan and his wife shanti who live in New Jersey, USA arean excellent example of how one helps those in needs and inspire several lives at once!  Dr Nachi said, “I grew up in Kandramanickam and studied at the local high school. In 1986, I was selected by the Rotary International for the Freedom from Hunger scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois, USA. I completed my PhD and worked with Virginia Tech and HSBC for 15 years. Later, I started my o...
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ASLAM KHAN - A TRUE GUARDIAN ANGEL

15 weeks ago
Sardaar Maan Singh was a truck driver. On one late, unfortunate night while he was headed home, he took a wrong turn and ended up on an unfamiliar and deserted road. He made the mistake of getting out of his truck in order to ask for directions and was attacked by two robbers. When he refused to give up his hard-earned money to them, the men assaulted him, leaving him there to die. A few hundred kilometers away, his family slept soundly, having no clue that their life was about to change so drastically. His children, Baljeet Kaur, Jasmeet Kaur and Asmit Kaur, their mother Darshan Kaur and grandmother, were all excited to be meet...