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There is something special about traditional practices or what is often called in Hindi as 'ghar ke nuskhe'. Our ancestors might not have seen the technological developments that we are witnessing, but their traditional and organic practices are still used by us. 75-year-old Lakshmikutty Amma from Kerala has been awarded the Padma Shri Award for her breakthrough in traditional poison healing practices. It is the fourth highest civilian honour to be awarded in the country. Amma, who belongs to the Kaani tribe in Kollar village has reinstated the respect in traditional and old customs as equally effective and scientific.

"I feel happy that my country accepted me. I haven't felt happier. The District Collector called and informed me that I was selected for Padma Shri. I am in this field for last 50 years and the Kerala government recognized my work and awarded me as well. A few of the people had claimed that I would win the Padma Shri award,” said Amma, in an interview with Deccan Chronicle.

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Amma says that she got the knowledge of these practices from her mother who was a midwife. She can remember more than 500 varieties of medicine. Formally, she attained education only till 3rd standard. She takes interest in writing poems, dramas and teaches in a folklore academy. Life got challenging for Amma when her husband passed away two years ago. Two of her three sons also passed away leaving her alone in the forest.

"My son died due to snake poison, so I gained all the knowledge I could on it. When one is injected with poison it is important to suck it out at the earliest, but with no roads and no hospitals nearby, it is a dangerous issue in the village as we live amidst wild animals,” she said.

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Living in a tribal village, there are many obstacles in Amma’s path. There is no road connectivity to her house and traveling in the forest gets dangerous at times. The road was in fact approved in 1952, but the work never started. The patients often get late in reaching Amma because of the poor infrastructure. She has been pleading to the government to bring some improvements in their lifestyle.

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Amma found solace in nature and started growing medicinal plants around her house. She says that she keenly watches nature and her experience tells her that every remedy can be found in nature itself. It is this belief that has helped spread her good name and gave her one of the biggest honours in the country.

“Even animals and fish have medicinal power,” says Amma.

#Organic 

A few years ago, the early morning scenario in almost every Indian household had one constant thing – elders reading newspapers for a good hour or two along with their breakfast.  The advent of social media created a barrier in this habit being passed on to the next generation. Newspapers do come at our doors every morning but we rarely take out the time to read it thoroughly. Online news journals have only created more problems for the traditional media channel.

An after-effect of this is a decreasing level of general knowledge among the current generation. Nidhi Arora, an IIM Graduate and a Consulting firm director noticed that in the last decade, two out of three candidates were rejected only because they could not discuss current affairs. Having an overview of the political, social and economic happenings around you is important and Nidhi Arora created just something that the world needed. She wanted to make sure that children have access to the news around the world and take interest in reading them. She created ‘Children’s Post’, a 4-page-print-at-home e-paper which can be circulated easily and parents can ensure that their kids get their daily dose of current affairs.

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The inception of Children’s Post

Nidhi believes that apart from academic knowledge, how a person views and analyses the world is also extremely important. While sitting for job interviews, this is what sets candidates apart from each other. When a person has an opinion on the happenings around him/her since a long age, he/she grows up to be the real changemaker. However, there aren’t enough quality children’s newspapers in the country.

"When my son turned eight, I started looking for a daily newspaper for him. I looked, and looked, and looked -- for a year. When he turned nine, I decided he will either form the habit now, or never.So, in June 2017, I made a sample 4-page paper at home," says Nidhi, in an interview with India Today.

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Every edition of the newspaper is made by a parent keeping in mind the needs of their own child. Each parent-editor puts in 5-6 hours per week to curate content for the Children’s Post. The completed copy then reaches Nidhi and Ekta for editing. Nidhi ensures that the language is simple and effective. The distribution model they follow is print-at-home. Nidhi says that the delivery costs are rising and printing costs are falling.

Sustaining the heavy competition

"It is my belief that a non-reflective surface like paper will send fewer stimuli to your brain and you'll be able to focus. Screens, even if you're reading only one thing, are stimulating your brain all the time, literally programming your brain to look for a new stimulus every few seconds. I have found myself getting distracted lately when trying to read a book. This never used to happen earlier," explains Nidhi, when asked about the competition from millions of ‘making-studying-fun’ apps.

The article included in the Children’s Post are completely authentic and well-researched. Digital news is often fake and misleading. We don’t want children to believe false news or propaganda content.

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Parents can subscribe to the Children’s Post and join their WhatsApp and Facebook groups for richer interactions.

“Being the only daily newspaper in India made exclusively for kids, the Children's Post should be a staple in every house which has a child above the age of eight. When you read a few sample copies, you see that this is, in fact, a door to a magical kingdom," says Nidhi.

#Inspiration

Human potential has no limits. Once we find the intrinsic motivation to do a particular task, we make sure that we keep working on it till it yields the desired results. We have heard about the famous case of Manjhi – The Mountain Man, who fought his entire life with a mountain and finally won. Now, Ekalkhori village near Jodhpur has seen the rise of the ‘Tree Man’.

Ranaram Bishnoi has earned this title for his relentless efforts in turning a sand dune into a lush green garden. He has managed to plant over 27,000 trees single-handedly and that too in his 70s. He climbs a high sand dune every other morning and waters his trees. He has planted these trees across a 25-bigha land.

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Putting consistent efforts 

Ranaram makes a lot of efforts to make sure that these trees get the required nourishment for their growth. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that he almost treats them like his babies. He walks 3 kms to reach the dune, then climbs it. Then he goes the other side to get water from his friend’s tube well and mounts it back.

“The plants are god-like for me and by serving them I feel accomplished and relieved,” Ranaram says in an interview with Business Line.

He has created a small crater on top of the dune to collect water, which he keeps well covered to avoid the water from being consumed by animals or being evaporated.

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Spreading the good habit to his family and friends 

“Sometimes, I also take the women of my house along and some time I take the girls of the village to help watering the plants spread on the large chunk of the dune and pay them Rs 2 per plant from my pocket,” says Ranaram.

Ranaram was inspired in his youth days when he visited a community festival of the Bishnois in Bikaner. He realised the importance of working on saving our environment. That day itself, he bought some plants and planted them in the vicinity of his village. He has also developed a nursery in his house to prepare seeds and plant saplings.

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Ranaram was awarded by the administration and Forest Department for achieving this great feat without any government assistance. He has literally done it all on his own. The government is now more than willing to help him continue this wonderful job. The SDM recognizes the Tree Man’s work and says that greening a dune of this large size is truly a miraculous job.

#Inspiring

Not many of us must have heard of HH blood group. This blood group is so rare that it is found in only 0.0004% of the people in the entire world. It is also known as Bombay blood group because it was discovered in 1952 in Bombay by Dr. YM Bhende. Imagine a situation where this blood group is needed in a location which is anyway quite distanced from the developed cities and does not have required facilities. Such resource constraints are often a major issue in healthcare industry because the human body is so complex and it is tough to be prepared to cater to all health problems immediately.

This is exactly what happened in Myanmar recently. A 34-year-old woman had to undergo a heart surgery and was in urgent need of HH blood group. The unique thing about this blood group is that people with HH blood group cannot accept blood from any other group except their own. Owing to the less population, it is anyway tough to find donors in Myanmar and this situation was just extremely complex. But thanks to Sankalp India foundation who stepped in at the right time, the woman’s life was saved and the surgery could happen successfully.

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Two units of Bombay blood group arrived all the way from Karnataka to Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar and were perfectly preserved. Sankalp India foundation identified the problems that could arise due to the scarce nature of this blood group. They started an initiative and opened a website known as bombaybloodgroup.org where they can keep track of every location where any rare blood group is needed in emergency.

“The team keeps track of Bombay blood group donors, available units and requests for rare blood groups in India, and even abroad. With no known donors in Myanmar, the only option was to ship units from India,” Rajat Agarwal, the convener of the foundation told TOI. 

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Sankalp India foundation started searching for the availability of this blood as soon as they were told about the need in Myanmar. They found the required blood in SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Institute in Davanagere in Karnataka. The officer in charge of the blood bank, Dr. Kavita GU and the Principal of the medical college, Dr. BS Prasad, then devised a plan to ship the blood to Myanmar.

Permission was sought from National Institute of Immuno-Haematology and an international courier service was brought in to deliver the blood units.

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Sankal India foundation saved a life and also showed to the world the importance of the value of helping. They went out of their way to procure the blood all the way from Karnataka and made sure that it is shipped. Hats off to their efforts!

A scientist, TedX speaker, awarded America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017, an inspiration for many young innovators and all this at the innocent age of 12! Yes, Gitanjali Rao is yet to enter her teens and she has already made her name with her unique innovations that are going to help the world solve many major problems.

India is currently witnessing the worst water-scarcity in its history. Niti Aayog’s data claims that the water crisis is only going to worsen for 24 out of the 29 states in the country. Groundwater levels are also depleting fast. Every drop of water is becoming more and more precious and measures have to be taken immediately to reduce water pollution. Gitanjali Rao has done a major innovation for this cause. She has invented a nanotechnology sensor-based water tester which can detect dangerous lead contamination in drinking water. The device is named Tethys and its speciality is that it has immediately become the fastest detector of lead.

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The invention of Tethys 

"While I was studying the problem, I realized that detection is a primary issue. People do not know if their drinking water is safe. So, I focused on creating a solution that is portable, fast, accurate and cheap so each one of us can test our own water,” said Gitanjali Rao, according to India Times.

Tethys is named after the Greek Goddess of freshwater and rightly so, because it can immediately detect lead, hence, reducing the waiting time to zero. A mobile app has also been created which is linked with a sensor to give an accurate and instant analysis of a water sample.

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Gitanjali is based out of USA and her biggest hurdle right now is implementing this technology on a larger scaled. She has to do extensive accuracy testing all by herself right now, but she is hopeful that she will soon create a team of experts who will guide her in the right direction. She is focused on using Tethys in India as well but she has to work more on the product before that. The major contaminants in India are arsenic and cadmium but Tethys only detects lead currently. She is working on expanding the scope of her innovation and is positive about launching it in India early next year.

Using her innovation for a noble cause 

While being so intelligent at a young age is special, what makes Gitanjali even more wonderful is her genuine concern about the health of the people who do not get clean water to drink. She wants her innovation to be immediately implemented in schools across the world.

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"No problem is big or small and no idea is smart or dumb. Try putting an idea on to paper and start with baby steps one at a time. Also, it is important to remember that failure is a good thing and is a important part of future success," says the 12-year-old Gitanjali Rao.

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. Scientists and developers are coming up with innovative methods to save our environment and reduce pollution, which really is the need of the hour. We have been talking about the overuse of non-renewable energy resources such as petroleum and crude oil since a long time, but looks like we are finally moving towards finding a solution. While electric cars have already hit the road, there are more innovations on its way.

The people at an Indian nanotechnology start-up named Log 9 Materials have created an electric car which can run on water. Water and electric car do sound weird together but they have achieved this miraculous feat by using a special battery known as the metal-air battery.

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Log 9 Materials is dedicated to unique innovations

The start-up was incubated at IIT Roorkee and they have been working for 3 years on the applications of graphene, the fascinating allotrope of carbon. They have already come up with a range of graphene-based products such as Log 9 air sorbent, which is post-purification filter for smokers. Through these innovations, it has managed to garner seed investment from GEMS Micro-VC Fund and a Rs 3 crore pre-series A investment by various firms. 

They spotted the increase in use of battery powered cars and decided to find applications of graphene in batteries. It yielded them truly unexpected results. A graphene rod is extremely porous and it can be used in the cathode of a metal-air battery. It helps in increasing the efficiency by five times at just one-third the cost.

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The advantages and challenges of a metal-air battery 

The metal-air batteries by Log 9 does not need to be charged, unlike the usual lithium-ion batteries. These batteries run on a refuelling mechanism that only requires water to recharge. A car using this battery can run hundreds of kilometres smoothly by just using water. Also, the huge costs incurred on charging stations and in procuring cobalt to make lithium-ion batteries would be saved. Even electricity is generated through fossil fuels and these batteries would reduce that consumption as well.

Despite the advantages, it is not going to be easy to implement the use of these batteries. Several other companies, including market leader Tesla, have tried using it. The major problem is the irreversible loss in battery performance due to corrosion.

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“The firm is relying upon the material competency to prevent corrosion in the prone parts. We also have an IP generated around the process. We faced difficulties in driving power out of the batteries. Despite this, however, we have managed to increase the power per cell by 4 to 5 times,” said Kartik Hajela, Co-founder, Log 9 Materials, in an interview with India Times.

Kartik is confident that they will be able to resolve the issues and launch the battery in the market by 2020. The cost is predicted to be at par or cheaper than the current batteries.

In India, issues such as rapes, child trafficking, sex rackets etc. have just not stopped or even decreased despite a lot of voices being raised. Many major cities of the country are still not considered safe for women. We cannot dream of being called as a ‘developed’ nation till the time our women are not treated with respect and dignity. Long-term plans are no longer going to work. What the government, NGOs and other responsible organisations need to do is to get to the root of the issue and solve the cases as soon as they get a hint about it.

KS Kandasamy, District Collector of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu put up a brave and encouraging act to save 50 girls who were being sexually abused in a missionary home. He just got a hint about it and got to work without delaying.

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Saving the girls from deplorable situation

Kandasamy was informed that Mercy Adaikalapuram missionary home was violating government regulations. His visit to the place left him in complete shock. The infrastructure was in a poor situation, and the 50 girls, who were in the age group of 5 – 22 years were supervised by a male security guard. The director of the home, 65-year-old Luban Kumar also lived in the same house. Kandasamy knew that something was fishy and he initiated an inquiry.

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Surprisingly enough, the bathroom did not have any doors and the girls were made to change in the halls.

 “Luban Kumar had purposely removed the doors of all the bathroom stalls where the girls bathed. His room was attached to this bathroom and he would open a window to see the girls showering. In addition to this, he had set up a CCTV camera in the hall where they changed and would watch from his room,” he told The News Minute.

Luban’s wife Mercy was also involved in the incident. She once sent Luban’s brothers to beat the girls and tell them to keep mum about whatever was happening.

Taking strict and immediate action

Without wasting any time, Kandasamy moved all the girls to a government home. All the girls slowly opened up to the District Collector and narrated horrific incidents from their time at the missionary home. A complaint has been lodged against Luban Kumar, his brothers and Mercy and the missionary home has been sealed.

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K S Kandasamy has set up an example of how to deal with such criminals effectively and efficiently. He saved the lives of all these girls and gave them new reasons to live. Recently, he also saved a 17-year-old girl from child marriage and provided her ₹3 lakh for her UG course in nurturing. Hats off to him for implementing such quick measures and leading by example!

India proudly boasts of being the world’s largest democracy. However, in reality, due to the extreme cultural diversity, income disparity and religious stereotypes, not everybody really gets a truly fair and equal opportunity to cast their vote and elect their representatives. The essence of democracy is often lost midway. We have also been a patriarchal society for very long and women have never found the respect they deserve. But time is changing and the awareness about the importance of voting is being spread by the government. Women are speaking up and their percentage of vote share has seen an increasing trend.

As a unique initiative to motivate more women to come out and cast their precious votes, the elections in Mizoram saw a creative campaign. 40 pink polling booths, also known as Dingdi in the local language, have been set up across the city. These booths are managed by all women police officials and personnel. Dingdi is a wildflower commonly found in Mizoram and is used in Mizo poetry to depict beautiful women.

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A step towards empowering women

The main motive of these booths is to encourage more women voters, especially from the conservative backgrounds, to break their shackles, and come out to vote. To make the booth more charming, women clad in pink coats were seen standing at the stations. As a matter of fact, women electors generally outnumber the men. The ratio is 1051 female per 1000 male voters in 2018. Despite that, there are many women who hesitate to vote. Their representation in the state politics has also remained low.

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As per the election commission data, there are approximately 7,68,181 eligible voters in Mizoram, out of which 3,93,685 are women.  At present, Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu from Congress is the only woman in the state Assembly.

Pink Polling Booths to be seen in other states as well

The concept of pink polling booths started during last year’s state assembly elections. The first states to employ this strategy were Punjab and Goa and it became a huge success straightaway. They came up with creative ways to decorate the polling booth. It also makes the process of voting more exciting, something that the voters would really look forward to. The people need to feel special when they are exercising their power.

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This year, pink polling booths were earlier used in the Karnataka elections and after the success in Mizoram, they are surely going to be extensively used in multiple states and in the 2019 elections as well!   

#2019Elections  

The common perception about jobs are that they are boring. Many people don’t even like what they are doing but they do it just for lack of options. Hence, a positive trait that becomes necessary to inculcate is that of making our job interesting. There are few people who become the comforting factor for others and make work fun. Sometimes, it is also about taking a small break from all the stress. When workload gets too much, one needs to keep their mind refreshed so that it can be open for a longer time.

The Chennai police have found an angel in their team who has been helping others to relax their minds using the power of words. 49-year-old Police inspector S Kanagesan has started a unique routine in which every morning, he recites inspiring poetry on the walkie-talkie to energise every policeman across the city.

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Providing the much-needed relief 

S Kanagesan’s poems are a huge stressbuster for his colleagues. Their hectic schedule and duty timings does not let them relax and they look forward to listening to these poems so that they can feel relieved. He is posted in the Madras High Court police station but has become famous across the city of Chennai. He has been continuing this trend for two decades now. He joined in 1997 as a sub-inspector in Harur, Dharampuri district.    

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“Many of the personnel are stressed and get demotivated and during night shifts, some may fall asleep also. So, I write poetry, based on the situation, and then recite when I get my turn to alert my team on the mike,” he explained. “Initially, I thought my superiors would pull me up. But I have only been getting appreciation from officers, colleagues and constables,” said Kanagesan, in an interview with The Hindu.

Exploring inner talent 

Inspector Kanageson personally also feels very contented as it solves the dual purpose of helping others and pursuing his interests at the same time. He makes all these poems spontaneously every day. He has also written three books – Dagam, Kavitha Dagam and Semmozhi Tamile Vazhga.

He tries to make his poems interesting and motivating. He knows that people will not be interested in listening to him if they can’t make sense out of it. He writes and speaks on relevant issues such as alcoholism, importance of education, women empowerment etc. His personal favourite is the poem he wrote against alcohol.

Inspector Kanagesan is loved by most of the policemen in the city. He was also recently appreciated by the Deputy Commissioner over walkie talkie.

 

Karan Johar is today the owner of one of the biggest production houses in the country. He is a successful producer, director, talk show host and a favourite of reality shows. He has created a strong brand out of his name, which is rare considering that there are hardly any film directors who come in front of the screen. He is an unapologetic entertainer. He is privileged and he knows it. Even though he gets a divided opinion from the audience, as many like him and an equal number of people hate him, he never deters from his personality and deserves all the credit for taking Dharma Productions to new heights.

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Despite all the success, it hasn’t been a very easy journey for Karan. Agreed that he was born in a successful producer’s house and getting into the industry was easier, but Karan had his own personal obstacles to overcome. He has not come out officially but he has given enough hints about his sexual orientation. Just one glance at the comments on his social media profiles will tell you about the amount of hatred that is spewed at him. He has to endure thousands of both casual and serious homosexual jokes and taunts literally every day.

Karan was primed since his childhood for such hateful behaviour. He was teased as a child for ‘squeaky’ voice and was called pansy. People kept taunting him for sounding like a girl and it got to him so much that he actually wondered if he should add a baritone to his voice. The bigger issue here is the generalization of statements such as ‘like a girl’ or ‘be a man’.

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"Masculinity or femininity is being comfortable in your skin. You would not put things in boxes. Like I would not tell my child to not cry like a girl. That's ridiculous. If he wants to cry, he should cry. I wouldn't tell him, 'Don't walk or dance like a girl.' I was told these things in my school, by my teachers. They are all stuck in boxes. You are meant to be in a certain way. I have been tormented to a point where I went to a speech therapist to change my voice, to bring a baritone," said Karan Johar in an interview with Barkha Dutt.

In fact, the doctor actually gave him speech exercises and Karan would follow them for three years just to improve his image among his friends. Karan was also laughed upon when he tried to imitate steps of female actors. Thankfully for Karan, his parents always supported him. They never told him that he was doing something wrong.

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It only became tougher for Karan outside his house. He started avoiding sports as his hand and feet would move differently from other boys. Everyone would laugh whenever he ran or whenever he spoke. It must have been hard to face such a reaction for something that is not even in your control.

Taking his father’s business to immense success, Karan has shut all those mouths. With each year, he is only growing as a filmmaker. As a society, we also need to progress and get rid of these gender biases.

#Dharma

In India, the number of engineers has been growing at an exponential rate, and so have the number of private engineering institutes. While it might sound like an encouraging trend, a deeper insight would tell that this increase is not really due to interest of the students. More often than not, parents force their students to join the conventional streams of engineering or medical sciences. Students do not get the chance to find their inner calling and this results in depression and often, suicides.

This issue has been addressed in movies such as 3 Idiots and now we have a real-life example of a student who went through the same phase and is now helping other students come out of depression and do what they like. 24-year-old Sharan Pradeep Naik from Hubbali has been counselling students to help them come out of depression and possible suicide thoughts.

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Learning from his own life

"After I finished class 10, my parents did not bother to ask me what I wanted to study. My father wanted me to pursue engineering and got me enrolled in a diploma course in Automobiles in 2011. I could not excel in it and avoided attending classes. I could not understand what was taught nor was I interested in learning those subjects. My mother figured out that something was wrong with me and took me to a psychiatrist called Dr Shivanand Hiremath," says Sharan in an interview with Edex.

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Sharan had to take an year’s break and was on medication for three years because of depression. The doctor’s help and mother’s support helped him fight back and come back stronger from that phase. He then studied Arts in PUC at the Government Arts and Science College and then pursued Law at Karnataka University. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Crimonology and Forensic Science.

Supporting young minds

Learning from his own experiences, Sharan started counselling his fellow students, and he started becoming successful at it. Now he has counselled more than 2000 students. He is planning to conduct research on how agriculture and farming can be used to bring children out of depression. He has now counselled students in more than 50 schools in North Karnataka region.

"The Deshpande Foundation's Lead Programme encourages youngsters like me to start something on our own and excel in it. I personally approach schools and colleges to create awareness on how to fight depression, how to excel in the subjects that interest them or those that do not interest them, hormonal changes and much more. I explain these things to them in the form of a story and they seem to connect to it,” says Sharan.

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Sharan is also approachable on phone for free around the clock. He says that students talk to him about issues that affect them. He urges on making parents aware about the importance on mental well-being.

"Regular exercise, reading, recreational activities and spending quality time with family or friends can help people and help a person avoid depression or feeling lonely," says Sharan. 

24 November 2018 will go down in history as a remarkably unforgettable day for India. On this day, a daughter of our nation made our hearts swell with pride. Mary Kom, the champion boxer won her 6th world title by defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by 5-0 in the Women’s World Boxing Championships. This victory means that Mary Kom is now the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Boxing Championships! Before this, she has won in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Coincidentally, she had her unofficial birthday just a day back and she gave herself and all the Indians the most wonderful gift we could have asked for.

The story of Mary Kom is one of a true winner. Starting from a humble background and facing many challenges, she has only gone from strength to strength once she realised her potential. It is people like her who are also responsible for bringing more awareness in our country about different kind of sports. And that is one of the many positive changes that Mary Kom has brought in our society.

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A story worth listening 

Born in Manipur, Mary Kom’s parents were simple villagers whose main occupation was farming. They never knew that their daughter is going to become the pride of India one day. In fact, seeing from their position, it is tough to even dream about such things. As she grew up, Mary started helping her father by cutting woods in the forest for fire and that helped develop her physical strength. She was also excited about sports and athletics. Her natural landscapes gave her a good chance to train in cross-country running, fishing and other activities.

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It was fellow Manipuri boxer Dingko Singh whose gold medal victory suddenly inspired Mary Kom to take up boxing as a profession. She got hooked to the sport and it soon became her life. She dropped out of college to train as a boxer. Women boxing is not something that’s too famous in India, in fact, it’s looked at with scepticism. In Manipur, boys used to initially even make fun of her for trying it. But Mary Kom has immense faith in her Lord and this faith gave her the courage to keep training against all odds. Even after becoming a mother, Mary decided to continue following her passion and bring more glory to her nation.

So special, so unique 

Mary Kom has done it all on her own. Despite initial success, she wasn’t signing big cheques or brand endorsements, it was going to take much more efforts on her part to get noticed by the media houses and she did just that. She kept training and kept winning. Today, she is counted among the biggest sports stars in the country. Her biopic starring Priyanka Chopra was a major commercial success and took her story to the masses.

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Despite all the success, Mary Kom remains humble. After winning her 6th world title in New Delhi, she couldn’t control the tears of joy from rolling down. She knew that her struggles have paid off and she has achieved fantastic success.

Keep going Mary!

 

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