Nurse at 76 gets National Honor for her selfless contribution

Hindumbi.KK, a veteran nurse from the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, has been honored with the prestigious National Florence Nightingale Award by the President of India. This recognition celebrates her unwavering dedication and selfless contributions to the nursing profession. The announcement of Hindumbi’s commendable achievement has stirred immense pride among the residents of islands. […]

Glimmer of hope for Musahar Community

Within Bihar, 40.8 percent of women, representing four out of every 10, enter into marriage before reaching the legally mandated age of 18. Among the 38 districts in the state, 12 districts surpass the average prevalence of child marriage. Notably, Seema’s hometown of Jamui is one such district, along with Supaul, Purnia, Saharsa, and Begusarai. Child […]

A software engineer becomes a ray of hope for visually impaired

Every now and then, K Gomathi from Chennai reminisces about the keenest of her childhood memories which were filled with the flavours and aroma of freshly-cooked homemade food. When her classmates sprinted to the playground or tuition classes soon after the long bell in school, Gomathi used to rush to the roadside eatery owned by […]

An ingenious approach to save a dying river

Kerala’s Binu Punchakkari is single-handedly fighting to save Vellayani Lake from plastic waste. The lake is the primary source of drinking water for at least five panchayats, yet no one showed interest in protecting it. Besides plastic, “there is also food waste, diapers, and every other waste one can imagine. People do not realise that the […]

Operation Mukti: A rescue mission to save young souls

Eight-year-old Anju (name changed) has passed her class 2 exams with flying colours, with 99.5% marks, all thanks to the “police officer who got her admitted to a school two years ago”. Anju now hopes to become a police officer and rescue other kids like the cop who was part of a campaign to improve […]

Upcycle coconut shells into a business venture

In 2014 when her husband died, Kanyakumari’s Arokia Anet was left in despair and had two children to raise by herself. To make ends meet, she started working as a construction labourer at a daily wage of Rs 100. Often without fixed work and income, the 48-year-old widow would sell idlis and dosa platters on street corners. “I had […]

15-year-old on a mission to save Godavari river

Realising at a very young age that water bodies in India require attention, a 15-year-old NRI girl has set a goal to contribute her time and energy in reducing water pollution in Godavari river. With her family’s support, Umasri Pujyam has been working towards her goal at her native village, Ponnamanda, in Razole of Ambedkar […]

A special school for physically challenged

Off the hustle of Padi, in Chennai’s suburbs, a special school is like a home away from home for a bunch of children with disabilities. They are busy drawing, making jute bags and mats, and learning how to read, speak, and behave in casual settings. They get engaged in all kinds of physical and mental […]

Mann Deshi Mahila Sarkari Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha (65), a farmer and activist with a long history of advocacy, established the Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank in 1997. It was the first bank in India created specifically for rural women and operated by them. Chetna, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, was motivated by Jayaprakash Narayan, a follower […]

64 year old provides abode to 60+ animal species

Rüvuotuo Belho (64) has lived in the same home, nestled in the lush green lands of Kohima in Nagaland, all his life. From a very young age, he would spend hours gazing at the wildlife and nature around him. However, his family loved going on hunts in the jungle. Even as a kid, the idea of […]