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Green People

The hills are alive and maybe it is the efforts of the Green People that is keeping them alive. The mountains of Uttarakhand that are now bustling with fresh energy and a flurry of activities, are in stark contrast to how dismal the situation was just a few years ago. More than 2300 remote villages …

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Sarbjeet Singh

Sarbjeet Singh lives a happy, normal life in the calm hills of Shimla. And if we just stuck on to appearances, we would probably stash away Sarbjeet as just another face in the crowd. But, Sarbjeet is not your regular next door Joe. It all began in 2007 when Sarbjeet Singh started operating a free-of-cost …

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The Baithak Foundation

Picture a group of children in your next door urban setup. These children are extremely hardworking and are already conscious about their career and further education. They see scientists like Einstein to entrepreneurs like Bill Gates as their inspiration and rightly so, want to be successful like them. Somehow their dreams circle around the path …

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It was never easy to change stereotypes, but this girl did not settle for anything less. According to a report by the United nations,India comes second in the number of,child marriages.However,15 year old Priya Jangid, from Alwar is determined to remove this name from the list. She has made a considerable contribution to the field …

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Ankit Ashok Bhai Shah (Montu bhai to his people) is a 36 years old Sarpanch from Pavi Jetpur Gram Panchayat of Chota Udepur district whose philosophy of governance is simple. It is about access to services and opportunities to improve quality of life for people without uprooting them from their traditional base. Start thinking on …

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Meerabai

Stepping into an all-male preserve, mechanic Meerabai Meena of Padoona village in Udaipur district traverses hilly terrain every day, repairing hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water for residents in five villages Padoona village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range. Though quite close to Udaipur city, the district headquarters, …

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In an excessively ambitious era, our pursuit of ‘success’ leaves behind a week comprising of a hefty schedule, with the weekend being the only glimmer of hope that we hold on before every Monday. And yet, there are a group of college students in the Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh, utilizing their weekends to bring …

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Holkar Royal family

Sally Holkar’s work with Women Weave has supported hundreds of women weavers and provided them with cutting edge training to rekindle Traditional Handloom weaving. The moment you lay your eyes upon Sally Holkar, her wandering gaze and a warm smile firmly establishes her grace. Although, a “foreigner” if looking from a crude perspective, Sally Holkar …

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Dr. Bandukwala

Education is a significant tool that empowers and enlightens an individual. Unfortunately, even though it is pronounced to be the birth right of every citizen of the world, a monumental proportion has been deprived of it. Nevertheless, there are many who dedicate their efforts to extend education to the destitute and give opportunities to those …

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Geeta Bora

For a woman in a well-developed urban location in India, getting a hygienic sanitary napkin when she menstruates is not even a considerable question. With the large number of companies producing and selling sanitary napkins in the local markets, such provisions relieve the urban women from various hygiene issues associated with menstruation. But imagine a …

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