Real Heroes

  • Odisha: Woman who never went to school provides education to hundreds 03-05-2013 11:29 AM

    Keonjhar: Tulasi Munda, a woman who never got to go to school herself, is leading the education revolution amongst tribals in Odisha. She set up a night school for the children of other tribals. Being a little girl born at the cusp of freedom in the tribal belt of Odisha,...
  • WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage 01-05-2013 04:54 PM

    Purulia: Every second girl in India is married underage, according to UNFPA data. The UNFPA also says that India has the highest number of child brides. Nearly 47 per cent of girls are married under the legal age of 18. The agency adds that nearly 140 million child marriages may...
  • Meet 'Vijeyta' who exposed a sex scandal at a child care shelter 24-04-2013 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: At a time when stories of child abuse are hitting headlines every day, CNN-IBN meets a 17-year-old girl who dared to do the unthinkable. She blew the lid off a horrific sex scandal at a child care shelter in Haryana. The young girl showed tremendous courage to expose...
  • Real Hero Dinesh trains village kids in archery 21-08-2011 09:54 AM

    Gujrat: A former national level archer, Dinesh Bhil gave up on his international dream to set up an archery academy in the tribal region of Naswadi in Gujarat. Today Bhil's boys are already outshining others at both state and national level. Thirty boys with nothing but a burning desire to...
  • Real Hero: one man Army protects tiger corridor 15-08-2011 08:00 AM

    Ranthambore: Deviram Gurjar is a one man Army who, for the last two decades, has been fighting a lonely battle to protect an important tiger corridor in Rajasthan. He has been guarding the three kilometer hilly strip between Ranthambhor National Park and Kela Devi Sanctuary. He's planted some 500 trees...
  • Real Hero: Bus conductor plants trees across TN 12-08-2011 11:25 AM

    Coimbatore: A bus conductor in Tamil Nadu has planted over 1 lakh trees across the state in the last 25 years. The conductor M Yoganathan is known as the Tree Man of the south. Yoganathan is a regular on the S-26 bus that runs on the Marudamalai-Gandhipuram route in Coimbatore....
  • Real Hero Rajesh educates and trains villagers 09-08-2011 09:38 AM

    Koppal: How do you ensure the benefits of liberalization reach the poorest of the poor? Rajesh Bhat, who is just 27 years of age, runs The Head Held High Foundation, which is turning illiterate villagers into BPO employees. At the speed of 40 words per minute, Ramesh processes insurance forms....
  • Real Hero Grace rescues 'joginis' in Andhra 08-08-2011 08:48 AM

    Hyderabad: A cruel and medieval tradition of poor Dalit girls, forcefully married off to the village deity and then sexually abused by the men in the village, still continues in Andhra Pradesh. But there is one woman standing up to it. Grace Nirmala helps rescue these girls and runs a...
  • Real Hero Chandralekha encourages girls to study 05-08-2011 10:03 AM

    Nat Purwa: Chandralekha, who was born in a village where every girl is raised to be a prostitute, spent her life making sure the next generation of girls break out of the tradition. Thanks to her efforts, the girls are now going to school, getting married and are even employed....
  • Real Hero Anil builds dams with his Re 1 idea 04-08-2011 11:33 AM

    Mandsaur: Dr Anil Joshi has been changing the landscape of Madhya Pradesh by collecting Re 1 from each villager, and with the money pooled, he builds check dams. In a region parched by drought, Dr Joshi's intervention is bringing about a green revolution. "I decided to collect just Re 1...
  • Real Hero Ajeet fights against female trafficking 03-08-2011 09:07 AM

    Varanasi: Minor girls being sold for sex trafficking in the holy city of Varanasi, but Ajeet Singh decided to take on the police-pimp nexus. Girls, as young as 10 years of age, are bought and sold. "Right from the moment a girl is trafficked and brought into a red light...
  • Real Hero Dr Mir works for the differently abled 02-08-2011 08:40 AM

    Srinagar: Dr Maqbool Mir's school in Srinagar gives the differently abled children of the valley a shot at life. In a region where medical care is a distant reality, Dr Mir's school is open to all. It is a helping hand for 16-year-old Zafar, who was born with a speech...
  • Real Hero Prakash Kaur mothers 60 abandoned girls 01-08-2011 09:09 AM

    Jalandhar: In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar. She has given them a life to look forward to, when their own parents wished they were dead. No one knows when they were born. But for Sheeba, for little Zeinab and...
  • Real Hero: doctor who charges Rs 5 for treatment 30-07-2011 10:25 AM

    Ranchi: Doctor Shyama Prasad Mukherjee has been treating poor patients for a mere Rs five for the last 55 years. He is said to be a medical marvel of a different kind. His consultation charges have helped many poor patients in times of sickness when other doctors and hospitals are...
  • Real Hero: Nandkishore Patnaik, football coach 27-07-2011 09:03 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Nandkishore Patnaik has transformed many poor and orphaned girls in Orissa into champions. He's a government servant by day and a tough football coach by evening. And its this 54-year-old government auditor in Bhubaneswar who has changed the lives of Mamali, Sradhanjali and 23 other girls like them by...
  • Real Heroes: Man brings light to Bihar villages 26-07-2011 08:44 AM

    West Champaran: An electrical engineer Gyanesh Pandey left behind his American dream to bring light to villages in Bihar. Gyanesh Pandey is the founder of Husk Power system, the technology which is illuminating thousands of homes across 250 villages in Bihar. An electrical engineer from Benaras Hindu University, a cushy...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage 25-07-2011 08:51 AM

    Purulia: Fourteen-year-old Bina Kalindi, a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district is fighting the illegal but still prevalent practice of Child Marriages. In the land of the powerful Goddess, her daughters are helpless. Even before they can realize, child marriage or 'ballo vivaho' abruptly ends their childhood and they are...
  • Retired jawan trains village kids for marathon 15-08-2010 10:45 AM

    Retired eight years ago, Bhgawan Nagarkoche took up the position of a physical instructor at this Sainik School to discipline marathon hopefuls. ...