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Seeding change

A bus conductor in Coimbatore, M Yoganathan, has been meeting school children and encouraging them to plant trees. He tells P C Vinoj Kumar that he has planted 3 lakh trees in last 30 years

The protector

To pursue his passion for wildlife, Imran Siddiqui reared chicken and sold it on the streets of Hyderabad. T P Venu tracks the silent work of the green warrior who recently stopped construction of a road through a wildlife sanctuary with a PIL

Towering cop

Serving in Rajkot Traffic Police, assistant sub-inspector Dhansukh Mensibhai Kachot discharges his duty without fear or favour. He has collected a record Rs 2.16 crore fine amount from traffic offenders in last 10 years, says Narendra Kaushik

Shaping officers

P Kanagaraj failed to make it to the IAS in spite of reaching the interview stage twice. Undaunted, as a professor of political science, he is quietly churning out IAS and IPS officers through his free coaching classes, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Green guru

A spiritual guru in saffron robes is the last man you would expect to get into a dirty river overflowing with sewage to clean it. But Balbir Singh Seechewal did just that to transform the Kali Bein beyond imagination, says Narendra Kaushik

Traffic tamer

To prevent an accident, similar to the one that killed her daughter, 59-year-old Dorris Francis has been regulating traffic since last six years at the spot where a car rammed their auto. Partho Burman profiles the braveheart from Ghaziabad

 
Driven by passion

G Annadurai, who is perhaps Chennai’s most loved auto driver, is today a much sought after motivational speaker who travels all over India and inspires MNC employees, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Special centre

The rehabilitation centres of Tamahar Trust are a godsend to parents bearing the yoke of bringing up special children. Trust founder Vaishali Pai tells Smita Deohar why she had to start it  

Conviction to kids

Nirajalaxmi Mohapatra is a loving mother for children of convicts. The hostel she set up for kids of jail inmates in Bhubaneswar has helped many children study and even enter medical college

Wigs of compassion

A cancer patient’s elation over the wig he had made for her changed Marishetty Kumar’s life.  The wigmaker who made wigs for actors now sells his creations for a discounted price to those who lose hair due to chemotherapy, says Usha Prasad

Maternal mission

Providing 24-hour maternal healthcare in a remote area of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh for 31 years is health worker, Kaushalya. Vishal Gulati tells us about her celebrated dedication

Kind chaperon

A school teacher’s dedication to prepare a few homeless girls for a better future by taking them under her wings completely received support from hawkers at Dum Dum railway station, which has given a new life to the girls, finds out G Singh

 
A free lunch

An ordinary simple middle class couple has been serving free lunch to 34 senior citizens in Mumbai since 2012. Somma Banerjjee finds out why Yvonne and Mark D’Souza are so selfless in service

Not by profit

Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin making machine, sees success not in the company‚Äôs accounts book but in the number of beneficiaries, says P C Vinoj Kumar  

Doctor Poor

A doctor extraordinaire, 33-year-old Sunilkumar Hebbi treats patients for free and has conducted over 650 medical camps in and around Bengaluru, benefitting 30,000 poor people. Usha Prasad tells us how a beggar inspired him to serve the poor

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