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Thursday, 21-June-2018

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WOMEN IN BIHAR VILLAGE BUILD ROAD IN 72 HOURS

2 days ago
Having dealt with the government’s incompetence and disinclination for about a decade the women in a small village of Bihar, manned themselves up to build a road. Residents of a small village in Bihar’s Banka district had to face severe hardships to commute from one place to another due to lack of proper roads. Eventually, the villagers decided to take the burden upon them to build the road. With spades, shovels and baskets in their hands, more than 200 women took to the streets and dug the ground to construct a two km-long road within 72 hours, elating dozens of villages that lie in the route. The task which the gover...
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ABHAY SRIVASTAVA - RAY OF LIGHT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

a week ago
If you think you’re winning you’re winning, if you think you’ve lost you’ve lost, we have all heard these lines and read them in school books but there are some people who make this true in real life. Abhay Srivastava of Rai Bareilly is one of those people. Thirty-four-year-old Abhay is a teacher (special assistant) in the Basic Education Department but he’s known for much more than that. Abhay has been working for disabled children for a long time now, and is working to connect children suffering with all disabilities to mainstream society.  He believes every child is special and...
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GAGANDEEP SINGH - A BIG SALUTE TO THIS COP

2 weeks ago
Stories of police as tormentors are aplenty. That is why the brave act of sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh of Uttarakhand Police came as a whiff of fresh air. The news lifted our spirits.  The young policeman risked his life to ensure the safety of a Muslim man whom a communally charged mob was about to lynch. He was not related to the man he saved. He also could have, like most policemen would probably have done, taken the easy option of waiting for reinforcement to arrive. That he chose to answer the call of his conscience and personally protect the individual speaks of the values ingrained in him, his humanity...
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SRIJAN - RANCHI BOY GIVES UP HIGH-PAYING JOB TO HELP FARMERS

3 weeks ago
Srijan, the young lad is nothing short of a local hero in the Gumla district of Jharkhand. All these years, as a Ranchiite and as a post-graduate in Rural Management, he chose to stay close to nature. Later, like many others, Srijan moved to a bigger city for work. He joined a leading Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) in Hyderabad that offered immense potential for career growth. Due to the frequent rural camps he attended as a student, he was able to strike up a conversation with the local villagers instantly. He learnt about farmer suicides in the area and in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh where many farmers f...
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LINDSAY BARNES - HOW DID A SOCIOLOGY STUDENT END UP ASSISTING OVER A HUNDRED CHILDBIRTHS

4 weeks ago
When Lindsay Barnes, a Sociology student on a scholarship from Lancashire in north-west England met Ranjan Ghoshhad in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in the 1980s, little did she know that fate would take her to a small village near the industrial town of Bokaro, Jharkhand.Today, the couple shares a home in Chambrabad village, 25 km from Bokaro, and Lindsay assists many pregnant women in the area, with labour and delivery. In 1993, she was residing in the village to conduct her research on the lives of those living around the coal belt, when a few neighbours came calling. They wanted her to assist a mother about t...
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SREENATH K - STATION’S FREE WIFI TO STUDY!

5 weeks ago
Being surrounded by books is a matter of routine for civil services aspirants, but Sreenath K, a coolie who cleared the written test of the Kerala Public Service Commission, the preparation is just about his phone and earphones as he goes about his job. Sreenath has been earning his livelihood carrying heavy luggage at Ernakulam Junction in Kerala for the past five years. Unlike his colleagues, he deftly balances the luggage on his shoulders and listens to his digital coursework at the same time - his teachers speaking to him through the earphones. A high school pass-out, he takes advantage of the free WiFi Internet servi...
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CHANDAN KUMAR - A WALL SUPPORT FOR MANY STUDENTS

6 weeks ago
South 24 Parganas, amongst other districts in West Bengal, tops the national list in child and human trafficking. Young, hapless girls are married off, to older men in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. Children, who are pulled out of school to get married at a young age, face a bleak future the Krishnachandrapur High School, situated in the idyllic South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, has several interesting stories to tell, all thanks to its fiery headmaster, Chandan Kumar Maiti, who goes above and beyond of what is required of him.  He not only assists his students in every way he can but...
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This man in Kerala walks 6,000 km for a cause

7 weeks ago
A 33-year-old man left his job and travelled over 6,000 km on foot, from Srinagar to Trivandrum, to spread awareness about the importance of blood donation. Starting his journey from Srinagar, he travelled to Udaipur, Vadodara, Chennai and Bengaluru. Kiran Verma, founder of Simply Blood - world’s first virtual blood donation platform, realised the importance of a life after losing his mother to cancer. Since then, his life mission has been to save at least one million potential lives through blood donation, by 2020. “I started my Journey on January 26, 2018 from Lal Chowk, Srinagar and hav...
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George Rakesh Babu - The Good Samaritan

8 weeks ago
What is it? The Good Samaritans India first started as a free clinic in 2008 by the George to help treat sick people, dress their wounds and so on. Today, it is a full fledged ‘destitude’ home and has presence in three branches in Hyderabad, Warangal and Aler and are today serving 150+ residents. The Good Samaritans is a very small group of medically trained persons who provide basic health care and also run a small free pharmacy. It was registered as a formal trust in March, 2011 with George and his co-founders Sunita and Yesukala. It is an absolutely profit free organization that aims to rescue people...
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Ashfaq - Mewat teen saves 15 students, dies a hero

9 weeks ago
On Friday 7 April, in a small mosque-cum-madrassa in Haryana, scared children were cowering as a minaret threatened to come crashing down because of a thunderstorm. However, Ashfaq, a young boy who was all of 17, acted quickly enough to save 20 lives except his, thus becoming a hero in death. Ashfaq harboured religious dreams of becoming a Maulvi and giving the call for prayer from the same minaret that came crashing down. Ashfaq did not care for his own life, and decided to save those students trapped in the madrassa.  His family has been torn apart. Jaituni Begum, his grief-stricken mother, recalls how he learned 30 chapters of t...
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RAJESH GAIDHANI - LEAVING THE CORPORATE WORLD TO HELP FARMERS

11 weeks ago
While most people migrate from villages to the cities looking for well-paying jobs, Rajesh Gaidhani left a dazzling annual package of Rs 19 lakh  and abandoned a 26-year-long corporate career to do full-time farming in 2013. But that wasn’t the only unconventional decision he made. Rattled by the increasing farmer deaths and suicides in rural Maharashtra, specifically in Yavatmal and Vidarbha region, this engineer also decided to opt for farming as a second career to alleviate their sufferings. And the journey was no cakewalk. When Rajesh decided to toil in the soil of his native village, where his foref...
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DR V SOUNDARRAJAN - DOCTOR GROWS ORGANIC VEGETABLES FOR PATIENTS

12 weeks ago
A large percentage of pregnant women in India continue to fall prey to malnutrition and anaemia due to the lack of proper guidance regarding their diet. This is one of the primary reasons for the high maternal and infant mortality rate in the country. However, one doctor in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu has been fighting to bring down the mortality rate along with malnutrition and anaemia in pregnant women for the past 12 years, and his method will amaze and impress you at the same time! Every week, Dr V Soundarrajan, the head of a primary health centre in the Seruvaviduthi village of Thanjavur district, har...