sulabh swatchh bharat

Tuesday, 20-February-2018



26 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...


27 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...


28 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. ...

Nathan Baptiste: UK teen builds $54,000 empire

29 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...

2 Sisters rescue 30 in flood in Assam

30 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 ...

Ravinder Bansal: Indian American plans TO FLY Solo across World

31 weeks ago
For most, flying solo across the world is an adventure. But for 68-year-old Indian American Ravinder K Bansal from New York, it’s a philanthropic journey and mission. He is a retired engineer and entrepreneur from the New York Indian American community. Bansal is now ready to give wings to his dreams, literally. He plans to fly solo across 18 countries and 34 airports to raise $750,000 (Rs 4.83 crore) for a cancer hospital in his hometown of Ambala, Haryana where he was born. He wants to raise funds for buying an MRI machine for the Rotary Ambala Cancer Hospital in his hometown. Bansal has already started his journey from New York on July 4, on the US Independence Day. He took of...

mahesh muralidhar bhagwat - ANTI-FLESH TRADE CURSADER HONOURED

32 weeks ago
Telangana IPS Officer Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, who currently serves as the first Commissioner of Police of Rachakonda, has been conferred the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the US state department. Every year, the US Department of State under the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons honours individuals around the world who dedicate their lives to fight human trafficking. These heroes include individuals working for NGOs, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who are fighting tirelessly to end this form of cruel modern slavery. IPS Officer Mahesh Muralid...


33 weeks ago
It was one weekend that changed her life and Purvi Vyas, a Masters in Environmental Management from Australia’s Western Sydney University, turned into a full-time organic farmer. She is now preparing the next generation of farmers and youngsters to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. After finishing her masters in 1999, Purvi came back to India and started working for several NGOs for sustainability and development. It was in 2002 when she joined the famous Environmentalist Bina Agrawal to work on one of her research projects that Purvi happened to get her first brush with the farming community. The research took her to ...


34 weeks ago
For thousands of students of Adamya Aditi Gurukul, who have become Sub Inspectors, IAS, IPS, IRS and CTO officers, Guru Rahman is that one teacher who has changed their world. Dr. Motiur Rahman Khan started holding coaching classes in 1994, because he fell in love.  “Amita and I fell in love in college and it was to impress her that I topped in MA in Banaras Hindu University. But those times were different. Hindu-Muslim marriages were taboo. We got married without the consent of our parents. We were very clear on one thing that none of us is going to change our religion and that was not accepted by the society. Everyone...


35 weeks ago
Motivated by the Digital India Programme helmed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 16-year-old Kartikeya Thiyam Sundaram has has developed a simple yet comprehensive manual to introduce computers to the underprivileged. Kartikeya wants to contribute to this initiative within his means, so he independently designed the course and content in both Hindi and English. A student of GD Goenka World School Sohna, Kartikeya has been supported in his endeavor by The Utsav Foundation where he volunteered during winter vacations He worked there to spread computer literacy among underprivileged children and adults. Within a span of just 30 day...


36 weeks ago
Everyone loves birds, but hardly anyone worries about their health. But this was the reason why Prince, who makes sign boards in Chandigarh, finally decided to make the country’s first bird ambulance. Prince looks for injured birds everywhere and then cures them in his bird ambulance. His Bird Ambulance is a kind of e-bike. Earlier, for many years, he had used the cycle as a bird ambulance to take care of the injured birds. When this campaign came to be noticed by the world, a bank tried to donate a van for his work. When Prince, concerned by the pollution caused by petrol fumes declined the offer, he was presented with a ...

Young Indian Americans shine 

37 weeks ago
Indrani Das, a 17-year-old Indian girl from New Jersey, won the ‘Junior Nobel’ award, which this science talent search competition is also known as, and bagged a whopping grant of $250,000 in addition. Indrani Das was felicitated along with other 39 finalists by the committee comprising some of the best in the field of science and technology. Indrani Das (left), Prathik Naidu (middle), Archana Verma (right) New Jersey-based Indian American Indrani Das was awarded $250,000 for her intensive study of a new approach to treating the death of neurons in the brain, which results from brain injuries and which causes neurodegenerative diseases like cerebral attack, and Al...