Promoting self-help groups in Rural India

Promoting self-help groups in Rural India

Nileema Mishra is founder of Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan (BNGVN) Nileema was born to a middle-class family in the village of Bahadarpur, Maharashtra. She returned to her village from Pune after finishing her masters in clinical psychology and conceived the formation of Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan (BNGVN) .Inspired...

Fight for people's Right to Information

Fight for people's Right to Information

Aruna Roy is the founder and head of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan. Aruna Roy resigned from the India Administrative Services to spend more time on the ground as an activist for social cause. She worked closely in villages of Rajasthan to realize that transparency and accountability of systems of governance...

Super cop then, a people's man now

Super cop then, a people's man now

Dr. Ajoy Kumar is a member of the parliament from Jamshedpur and the CEO of Max Neeman An MBBS from JIPMER, Kumar joined the Indian Police Service. Early in his police career he was awarded the President's Gallantry award and went on to become the SP of Patna and...

Go beyond ads, weld women to power

Go beyond ads, weld women to power

Ajay Chaturvedi, founder and chairman of HarVa, which runs an all-women rural BPO. Women empowerment to me is about gender respect and economic freedom. Few days back, there was a health drink ad on TV that shows a young mother prodding her son at a sport. The very next ad...

A Crusader For Transparency In Bengal

A Crusader For Transparency In Bengal

Malay Bhattacharya, founder of West Bengal RTI Manch is a constant crusader for transparency and also arranging for protection to whistle blowers who are harassed for telling the truth and sticking to it. He fights for many issues related to transparency and because of his crusade, the West Bengal State...

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