Mr. Ajai Kumar Mittal – World Blind Union

The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization, representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member countries.  WBU brings together all the majo...

K. Arumugam – One Thousand Hockey Legs

People who dream are the ones who can change the world. They have the power of seeing something that’s not right and try to fix it. K. Arumugam is one such dreamer. The geologist turned journal...

Armstrong Pame – The Road Man of Manipur

Known as a Miracle Man in the Northeast, Armstrong Pame succeeded in building a 100 km long road without charging a single rupee from the government. This young IAS officer hailing from the north-eas...

Professor Sakhi John – The gift of life

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love Wrote Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. In our programme Gems of India we have Prof Sakhi ...

Dr. V Shanta – The Cancer Crusader

Padmavibhushan and Raymon Magsasay Awardee Dr. V Shanta has dedicated more than 60 years of her life (since 1951-52) to take care of cancer patients at Adyar Cancer Institute Cennai. Talking to Sashi...

Sister Mariola de Quiera – Activist nun

She came to Ajmer in 1979 to become a nun and joined the mission sisters’ congegration. Subsequently, Sister Mariola de Quiera became an activist and is now is a known name in the human rights’ circl...

Father Davis Chiramel – Kidney Priest

Known famously as the ‘Kidney Priest’, Father Davis Chiramel has been singularly responsible for half a million people in India pledging their kidneys for donation post-mortem. And, moving a step ahe...

Deep Joshi – Co-founder, PARDAN

Social activist Deep Joshi was chosen for the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2009  for his “vision and leadership in bringing professionalism to the NGO movement in India”.  Joshi is the co-founder of Prof...