A Special Issue Devoted for the unsung heroes (harbingers of change) of India
The Sunday Indian Weekly’s this year’s 2011 Independence Day special issue is altogether a special one. The issue brought out the relentless service put in for the society by the unknown heroes from different Indian states. This issue’s another specialty is that its cover story’s major part is set apart for a serious issue called ‘environment’.
Four major stories are covered in this aspect. TSI reporter. Kumar Buradikatti in his story, “The road of Life” the story of an Eighty-year-old woman of Karnataka state, Saalumarada Timmakka. The story named her as the mother of 284. The reporter says: “Her children aren’t flesh and blood creatures but gigantic banyan trees. It was with her own hands that she planted and nurtured these trees that flank a four-km stretch of a public road between Kudur and Hulikal villages in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district” To read more of her struggle and success story please click here: “The road of Life”
“For his daughter Junumoni Begum’s wedding in 2006, retired schoolteacher Majnul Hussain went green with intent. He presented a neem sapling to each of the invited guests. It added up to over 400 plants. Hussain says: “I wanted to create awareness about the need for protecting the environment by planting trees,” pointing out that neem leaves not only have medicinal qualities but also serves to purify the air we breathe. It was a wedding that is still talked about for all the right reasons.” His love for nature and trees developed at a young age when he was a young teacher. He too concentrate his activates to promote his cause through students and other youngsters. Read more about this service oriented person and an author to several books, who pledged his body to the Guwahati Medical College HERE “The roots run deep”
Yet another story is about a saint stand apart from all the other saints. Here is a saint with a special vision for the development of nature. When all of his counterparts talks about spirituality, life after death etc, this Baba speaks and seeks to solve the problems the common man faces in this life. His priority goes to the people’s present health by preserving the environment, by checking water pollution, planting trees and reviving dying rives. He also understands the importance of education and promotes his cause through the young generation and an environment research centre was established in the college which got appreciation from the former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
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