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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

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SAMIR SINGH - RAISING FUNDS FOR THE BRAVEHEARTS OF INDIA

18 hours ago
Hailing from Kanaheda village in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Samir Singh started running at the age of 35. A decade later, without organisational backing, trainers or physiotherapists, he is planning to take part in a 15,000 km run, to raise money for the families of martyrs of the Central Armed Police Forces. Invited to run under the Government of India’s “Bharat Ke Veer”, a website which allows people to donate directly to an individual braveheart’s account, Samir hopes to generate funds for the families through online donations. Samir has won notable Ultra races in Ind...
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PURNIMA DEVI BARMAN - ADJUTANT STORKS’ SAVIOUR

a week ago
THE Kamrup district of Assam, Dadara Pacharia is now a very special place for conservationists. The sound of flutterings of more than 600 Greater Adjutant Storks or ‘hargilla’ is an amazing moment for them.  Scavenger bird - Greater Adjutant Stork is listed in the red list of endangered species. Scavenger storks feed on carcasses, the prime reason why villagers consider them dirty and cut the trees where these birds nest. This change came only by the untiring efforts of a young woman biologist, Purnima Devi Barman. Purnima is a very strong woman who is breaking many a stereotype in rural Assam. She...
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THE UNSUNG HEROES

a week ago
Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma Himachal Pradesh High Court has recently held that right to sanitation has been now virtually accepted as constitutional right as fundamental rights like the right to water, health, healthy environment, education, and right to dignity are directly related to right of sanitation.  A Division Bench of Justices Sanjay Karol and Sandeep Sharma held that in view of ever-expanding definition of right to life, citizen of the country are certainly entitled to civic amenities and medical ...
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POYYAMOZHI AND NAVEEN GULATI - THE HONEST CHENNAI PORTER OF TAMBARAM

3 weeks ago
What would you do, if you found a bag containing cash over Rs 5 lakh? While greed is likely to take over and it wouldn’t take many a lot of time to flee with the bag, one licensed porter from the Tambaram railway station decided to do exactly the opposite. Poyyamozhi, who has worked as a porter at Tambaram for over than 15 years, helped a passenger who lost a bag containing Rs 5.75 lakh, get it back. 1 November was a usual day for the porter until around 3.45 am, he found an unclaimed bag on platform number 5, immediately after the Salem – Chennai Egmore Express departed. When he saw that the bag lay unattende...
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THE UNSUNG HEROES OF SWACHH BHARAT

4 weeks ago
India is in an ongoing battle against open defecation. A battle that’s been going on for half a century. The Swachh Bharat Mission initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now spreading out across the country and reaching the farthest corners of the nation. This collective struggle to end the practice has turned into a national revolution of toilet construction in households. Witnessing active participation in rural India, there are some noteworthy incidents that inspire confidence and give assurance that Bharat will be Swachh indeed. These are the stories of the unsung heroes of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. These stories show...
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MAJOR DEVENDER PAL SINGH - KARGIL WAR HERO IS INDIA’S FIRST BLADE RUNNER

5 weeks ago
Kargil war veteran and India’s first blade runner, Major Devender Pal Singh, says that rather than winning laurels for himself, he chose to empower those who aspired to win medals. The 44-year-old said he wished to participate in the paralympics but then realised he was meant for a higher purpose.  “Yes, I do wish to play in the Paralympics and I am certain that any challenged person would have this dream. In fact, I had tried to participate but soon realised that I am meant for a higher purpose,” Singh told IANS. “I chose to empower those who were dedicated towards winning medals,...
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ALAIHA VANJARA - 13-YEAR-OLD RAISES RS 1.5 LAKH TO SAVE TODDLER’S LIFE

6 weeks ago
Raising nearly Rs 1.5 lakh to save a two-year old suffering from cancer, Alaiha Vanjara, a 13-year-old student of Mahim’s Bombay Scottish is making headlines for her altruistic actions.  A few months ago, Alaiha heard about Veer Pawar, a toddler in the neighbourhood, suffering from terminal cancer with a treatment cost of Rs 4 lakh. The treatment was unaffordable for Pawar’s parents. Even more heartening is that the young girl decided to forego decorating her room with her favourite actor, Varun Dhawan’s merchandise, so she could use the money she saved to help Veer! Up until then, Alaiha sav...
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HANMANTH - HELPING LEPROSY PATIENTS LEAD A DIGNIFIED LIFE

7 weeks ago
This auto driver has been treating leprosy patients for the last 20 years, setting aside eight hours of his day for his patients. His mother’s leprosy diagnosis changed Hanmanth’s life. “My mother had leprosy. When my father took her to the doctor, they asked us to not stay with her or eat with her. My parents came home crying. My father in fear of getting affected left me and my mother and went to another village. He never came back. My mother did not have the money, so she begged at the temple to feed me and my sister,” said Hanmanth. “The people of the leprosy colony saw my m...
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VINAY KUMAR - HELPING THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED GIRLS

8 weeks 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

9 weeks 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

10 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

11 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...