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Top 10 Most Inspiring Personalities and their Contribution to the Society as a Whole with Their Unique Endeavor Are: –
Dr. Arvind Bhateja, one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, has performed 97 free or subsidized spinal surgeries for underprivileged patients by funding the operation by simply pedaling hard and using the prized money to fund his operations.
Goutham Kumar, a Hyderabad resident, quit his lavish corporate profession, with experience of a number of companies including expedia, to ensure that nobody in his city is hungry or homeless. He starts his work from mid night with his dedicated workers, collects leftover food items to redistribute them among the poor and needy ones in the city. He set up serve needy to assist the improvised and homeless on round the clock basis.
Dr. Sarojini Agarwal, a PhD in Hindi literature, a writer herself with many short stories, poetry, novels and an autobiography under her belt, lost her only daughter in a road accident. She dedicated her life to abandoned children in the memory of her daughter in the name of Manish Mandir, is mother to 800 Abandoned Girls with love, warmth and motherly care with all her earned money through royalty from her creations. She has developed a well-stocked library, a computer lab, craft workshops, recreation halls, dormitories, gardens with swings, basketball and badminton courts and a television room, among many other facilities that ensure a comfortable and safe environment for the children. They also learn to stitch, knit and are taught other vocational skills. She ensures that the girls receive the best education possible. They are made self dependant opting various professions and many are even adopted by good sensible families. To meet the ever-growing expenses of the home, they have built a large hall on the top floor of the building and lease it out for functions. Recently, she set up the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Beti Badhao Academy to facilitate higher education among girls from poor families through the Manisha Higher Education Scholarship.
Ajeet Singh at 18 adopted a prostitute’s kid and now he has rescued more than thousand girls from sex traffickers. He faced huge opposition from all quarters at the beginning but he kept on fighting for the cause starting an organization called Guria. He went ahead and started teaching them in his spare time helping them to come up with their life goals. He used to rescue girls with the help of volunteers and hidden cameras. Besides, he has even stepped up to file cases against traffickers where many have landed up in jails. The organization helps in rehabilitation of the rescued girls teaching them various skills to take up respectful profession.
Kalyanasundaram from Tamil Nadu has donated every single penny earned from his work including his pensions and award money to the poor, needy and the underprivileged sections of the society and he himself depended on the odd part time jobs for his livelihood although he never married himself. He himself slept on railway platforms and pavements to personally experience what the poor go through.
Dr. Seema Rao, an amazing 7th degree black belt holder woman in military martial arts, has been training India’s Special Forces for many years without compensation. She, a prominent expert in close quarter battle, a combat shooting instructor, a firefighter, a scuba diver, an HMI medalist in rock climbing, one of the only 10 women in the world certified in Jeet Kune Do a unique martial art form created by Bruce Lee, a Mrs India World pageant finalist and what more, has been juggling several social roles with panache going beyond to serve for a larger cause.
D. Suresh from Chennai popularly called Solar Suresh built a fully self sufficient house that harvests rainwater, produces solar energy, organic food, biogas and kitchen garden. He conceptualized the idea while his visit to Germany where he witnessed roof top garden. He approached large companies who did not show any interest in small project and then he approached local vendor with whom he conceptualized one kilowatt solar power plant for home use which was later upgraded to three kilowatt. Since the solar plant depends on the ultra violet rays of the sun and hence it works even during the rainy season. Besides, he also has a bio gas system and rain water harvesting system. Rain water is collected from the roof top and purified through an organic filtration plant which consists of pebbles, charcoal and sand after which it is stored and reused. He also collects organic waste and leftover food from his kitchen and other nearby sources for raw material for his biogas plant. The gas produced is used to cook food at his home. It requires about ten kg waste per day to produce around forty kg of gas per month which is equivalent to approximately thirty kg of liquid petroleum gas. The slurry leftover from the biogas plant acts as organic manure for the kitchen garden. He has also planted bamboo and mango tree around to have a forest feel around.
Jayavel, a beggar from Chennai, along with his three elder sisters and one younger brother could not collect much to help his parents repay the loan which the whole family was overburdened with. His parents originally into farming has to sell their land and move into begging for survival since after much struggle they failed to get a job after overburdened by debt repayment of which was not possible for them throughout their life. His father passed away when he was three years old and his mother tuned alcoholic which made the life harder. He happened to meet the founders of Suyam Charitable Trust, Uma and Muthuram who extended help and his siblings with education run by the trust for such underprivileged kids. Since then, he never looked back and went on for higher education to United Kingdom. There are more than two hundred and fifty begging families who have been rehabilitated by the trust and transformed many begging kids into doctors and engineers enlightening the society in the noblest way.
East Kolkata Wetland is home to almost one billion litres of wastewater and sewage every day. This Ecological Miracle, the world’s only fully functional organic sewage management system, impacts the daily lives of people in several ways. It is maintained by farmers and fisher folk where sewage is organically treated with the help of sunshine, oxygen and microbial action and turn into a productive fish habitat. The waste water is routed through a series of small inlets controlled by fishery cooperative that control the inflow of the waste water by settling so that only the clear top layers of water flow into the shallow wetland. A parabolic fish gate separates the wetland water from the waste water. The parabolic structure is there to prevent fish swimming into the oxygen-less urban waste water, where they would die. In the inlets, organic waste settles down and is partly decomposed in the warm shallow water. In a series of biological process, organic waste is converted into fish feed. There are various ecological processes at work like soil bacteria, macro – algae, plant bacteria and plants themselves convert nitrate and absorb phosphate and heavy metals. The sediments in the waste water settle down. Water becomes less turbid and sunlight accelerates these processes. The waste water so treated is cleaned in around twenty days and channeled into ponds where algae and fish thrive. The water is also used for farming.
Sankalp Sharma banker turned farmer quit his job to practice zero-budget natural farming. Coming from farming origin, this Madhya Pradesh lad started the new job without the use of any chemicals in any way. He used intercropping with cow urine and neem leaves as insecticides and cow dung as fertilizer.