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Friday, 20-October-2017

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VINAY KUMAR - HELPING THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED GIRLS

4 days ago
Hailing from a small UP village, Vinay Kumar would still be working as a construction labourer had it not been for his chance encounter with Amit Yadav, a differently abled friend who inspired him to pursue education and social work. Now Vinay educates disabled girls about menstruation.  Vinay’s parents lacked the resources to educate him further. After class 12, Vinay moved to Noida to work as a construction worker when his friend Amit, a law graduate with polio, met him and urged him to not give up on education and even offered to fund it. Vinay was keen on becoming a journalist after some introspectio...
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RAJENDRA PRASAD AND GOPALJI TRIVEDI - FARMERS TRANSFORM NEGLECTED WETLAND

a week ago
“I never dreamt that this wetland would turn productive in my lifetime,” said Mulki Devi, a farmer from Mutlupur. The wetland now a part of an integrated farm, Satrughan Mahto is happy that he’s earning an income from his land that was of no use before.  Both marginal farmers, Mulki Devi and Satrughan Mahto, don’t worry about their wetland anymore and find it incredible that it is a source of income now. Being flood prone, Multupur in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar has 87 acres of low-lying wetland, locally known as “chaur”, which was considered useless earlier. A group of farmers hav...
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RAHIBAI - HOW SEED MOTHER RAHIBAI SAVED 80 VARIETIES OF NATIVE SEEDS

2 weeks ago
Conserving native seeds is crucial in preventing exploitation of farmers. These crops are soon going to be extinct as large seed companies are promoting the use of hybrid and GMO seeds. The conservation and selection of potent seeds is crucial in maintaining sustainable agriculture. Rahibai recognised the need to save native seeds. She has conserved a plethora of native crops including nine varieties of pigeon pea, 15 varieties of rice, 60 varieties of vegetables, besides many oilseeds.  “Villagers were falling sick frequently after eating food prepared from hybrid crops,” Rahibai said. Rahibai knows the ...
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SAI KAUSTUV DASGUPTA - THIS 90% DISABLED MAN IS A SINGER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

3 weeks ago
A rare bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ‘brittle bone disease’, afflicts him – a disease that affects one in every 20,000 people, mainly owing to a lack of collagen. In 2001, Dasgupta fell down in his bathroom. Both his knee bones were fractured. The doctors, who were in a hurry, plastered his legs while the joints were still bent. After cutting the plaster, Dasgupta found that both his knee joints were now fixed in that position. He got confined in an electric wheelchair after that horrible incident. At present all his joints are completely fixed and he cannot move an inch on his own...
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CRPF MEN RESCUE SICK TRIBAL WOMAN

4 weeks ago
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried an ailing tribal woman on a make-shift stretcher on foot for about seven kilometres in the N        axal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. A team of CRPF personnel from 195th Battalion was returning last week after an anti-Maoist operation in the limits of Katekalyan police station when they spotted a woman, around 40 years old, lying by the roadside at Naynar village. “When they made inquiries, the woman, named Kosi, murmured that she had high fever,” said a CRPF official. While her husband and relatives were aw...
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YOGESHWAR RAM MISHRA - DISTRICT MAGISTRATE GOES TEACHING KIDS

5 weeks ago
Setting a note-worthy example for society, a district magistrate from UP is doing things that fall out of his job description for the betterment of children. The district magistrate of Varanasi, Yogeshwar Ram Mishra adopted an upper primary school in his region last month.  “I adopted the school to improve the quality of education. As a part of the initiative, I teach students for about an hour every week. There is tremendous improvement in the knowledge and confidence of the students,” Yogeshwar said in an interview.  Every Saturday Yogeshwar has been teaching arithmetic, English and s...
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HIMANSHU PATEL - 22 YEAR OLD SARPANCH : ARCHITECT OF A MODEL VILLAGE

7 weeks ago
Punsari is a village with all the amenities of a city and one of the best villages in India, but it was not always the best. One man’s efforts have completely transformed the village in the last few years. Born and brought up in Punsari village in Gujarat, Himanshu Patel shifted to a nearby town for after finishing basic schooling. There was no electricity, no water system and law and order were almost out of control in the village. One police case was filed every month because of ongoing feuds in the village. He realised the only way anyone would take him seriously is if he were to hold a dominant position i...
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THE MAN WHO DOES NOT WANT ANY CHILD TO BE DENIED EDUCATION

8 weeks ago
When he was young, auto driver Raja Sethi Murali’s parents could not afford to educate him. His father was an alcoholic, which left his mother with the sole responsibility of taking care of them. She did that by working as a daily wage labourer. The days she didn’t make any money, they slept hungry, the 45-year-old told The News  Minute. Not being able to go to school impacted Raja’s life so much that he vowed not to let this happen to other children. For about 10 years now, he uses the little income he makes to help academically sound government school children . When the school year ends, h...
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RIDDHIRAJ KUMAR - YOUNG MIND THINKS BIG, DONATES PRIZE MONEY TO ARMY WELFARE

9 weeks ago
Riddhiraj Kumar, a Class 3 student and an NRI living in Kuwait, donated to the Indian Army Welfare Fund the entire prize amount of Rs 18,000 that he won in an international test. Kumar, along with his mother, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday and presented a cheque for the amount, the PMO said. He had won 80 KD (Kuwait Dinars), equal to Rs 18,000, as prize money in the International Bench Mark Test for Improving Learning Award for Excellence conducted by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER). A student from Indian Educational School, Kuwait, Riddhiraj excelled both in Mathe...
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DIKSHITA KHULLAR - CLASS 12 MAGIC FRIDGE MAKER

10 weeks ago
A ‘magic fridge’ that runs without electricity has been designed by a Class 12 student, Dikshita Khullar. The fridge is expected to help farmers and middlemen who deal with fruits and vegetables every day. According to government statistics, India wastes roughly 67 million tonnes of food every year. This is more than the national output of Britain.  The most important reason for the food wastage appears to be the lack of storage facilities that cripple farmers and vegetable/fruit vendors This Class 12 student from GD Goenka Public School, Delhi,went about tackling that serious issue. ...
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Nathan Baptiste: UK teen builds $54,000 empire

11 weeks ago
Going from selling chocolate bars in his school’s bathrooms to selling sweets and fizzy drinks across three schools, a  15-year-old successfully scaled his business with earning close to $1,200 a week.The money earned from selling the sweets allowed him to lead a lavish lifestyle. Nathan mentioned how he learned to make money during a talk with a millionaire which was part of a development programme. He was inspired by the talk and began selling sweets to students who attended his school. Orders for his sweets were made via Snapchat and he delivered sweets during break time. Nathan’s tenacity and persistence earned him the name ‘Wolf of Walthamstow.&rsq...
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2 Sisters rescue 30 in flood in Assam

12 weeks ago
Two young friends courageously took action when a sudden surge of water released from a local dam triggered a major flood in a small village in Assam. Their actions saved the lives of 30 villagers. After the flood hit, using their rafting skills, Pinki Gogoi and Puja Gogoi set out on their handmade bamboo raft to rescue stranded villagers. Many people were caught off guard by the early morning flood that happened in Hatilung village in Upper Assam’s Lakhimpur district. The waters had covered the village trees by 3 feet, and many backyards had been submerged. With minutes to spare, the locals only had time to gather essentials with bags on their heads whilst wading through ...