REAL HEROES

  • Real Heroes: Meet ordinary women performing extraordinary service May 4, 2013

    This episode of 'Real Heroes' focuses on women who, despite their ordinary backgrounds, are performing extraordinary services to the society. ...
  • Odisha: Woman who never went to school provides education to hundreds May 3, 2013

    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, her...
  • WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage May 1, 2013

    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...
  • Real Heroes: Meet ordinary women performing extraordinary service April 27, 2013

    This episode of 'Real Heroes' focuses on women who, despite their ordinary backgrounds, are performing extraordinary services to the society. ...
  • Meet 'Vijeyta' who exposed a sex scandal at a child care shelter April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when stories of child abuse are hitting headlines every day, CNNIBN meets a 17yearold 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...
  • J&K: Sabbah Haaji gives free education in a remote village March 21, 2013

    Breswana: CNN-IBN Real Heroes in partnership with the Reliance Foundation is an honour that recognises ordinary people who are making an extraordinary contribution to society. Real Hero Sabbah Haaji from Jammu and Kashmir is giving the gift of free education in a village called Breswana, literally at the back of...
  • Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of sex workers March 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Real hero Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children in Mumbai's red light areas. Her mission is to provide children with a safe haven and grooming them for a future away from prostitution. Statistics show 40 per cent of female sex workers enter the trade before the age of...
  • Real Heroes: Meet ordinary women performing extraordinary service March 16, 2013

    This episode of 'Real Heroes' focuses on women who, despite their ordinary backgrounds, are performing extraordinary services to the society. ...
  • Woman fights child labour in Karnataka's silk factories March 15, 2013

    Bangalore: The sixth edition of Real Heroes is celebrating ordinary women performing extraordinary service. Real hero Saroja amma is fighting child labour in Karnataka's silk industries. According to the Census 2011, 12.6 million children work as labourers in India. India has the highest number of child labourers in the world,...
  • WB: Bhawani Munda's football team perseveres despite no assistance March 14, 2013

    Dooars: The sixth edition of Real Heroes is celebrating ordinary women performing extraordinary service. Real Hero Bhawani Munda and her football team are girls who persevere despite no equipment and zero encouragement. Running against all odds, this ragtag women's football team from Dooars in North Bengal has been slowly...
  • Real Hero Laxmi transforms lives of widows in Vrindavan March 12, 2013

    Vrindavan: CNN-IBN's Real Heroes Awards in partnership with Reliance Foundation is an honour that recognises and acknowledges ordinary Indians doing extraordinary things. One such story is that of Dr Laxmi Gautam, a professor by profession, who is transforming the lives of the widows of Vrindavan. Abandoned and dumped by their own...
  • Real Heroes: Gangrape survivor helps children, women fight sexual assault March 10, 2013

    Sunitha Krishnan is a gangrape survivor, but that is not why she is a real hero. Sunitha is a real hero for many reasons. The work and efforts she has put in helping women and children who faced exploitation in the past, forget their tragedy and move forward is exemplary....
  • Hyderabad: Gangrape survivor makes a film on her trauma March 8, 2013

    Hyderabad: On International Women's Day, CNN-IBN brings a story of hope. A gangrape survivor herself, Sunita Krishnan fought back and set up Prajwala, a home for sexually exploited women and children. Sunita was CNN-IBN's Real Hero in 2008. She has now made a film on her trauma and the trauma...
  • Real hero takes women trafficking menace to the reel December 31, 2012

    Sunitha Krishnan, who has fought against women trafficking for years, has now produced a film to create awareness. ...
  • Assam: Free school attracts volunteer from the US June 10, 2012

    Guwahati: It's been a year since Uttam Teron was given the CNNIBN Real Hero Award for his school Parijat Academy, a free school for underprivileged children in Assam. Today the school has 500 students from 14 different tribal communities. The award has helped the school but the road ahead has...
  • 'Real Hero' struggles for wife's treatment May 15, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, Kantha Singh is a father to 65 orphaned children. His extraordinary work fetched him the CNNIBN Real Hero award in 2010. But two years down the line, Kantha Singh is facing the biggest challenge of his life. He doesn't have enough money to take...
  • CNNIBN honours Real Heroes April 1, 2012

    Twentyfour unsung heroes were honoured by CNNIBN and Reliance Foundation in the 5th edition of the Real Heroes awards. ...
  • Babar buys land for school after Real Hero award March 30, 2012

    Murshidabad: Babar Ali was CNNIBN's Real Hero in 2009 as he was perhaps the youngest school principal in the world. It's a unique school where a 27yearold Mumtaz Begum sits attentively and listens to the teacher and her 7yearold daughter studies in the nearby classroom. Mumtaz is in her 9th...
  • 'The Real Hero title was a morale boost for my students' March 29, 2012

    Sundernagar: Karsanbhai Patel has been training state and national level swimmers in a small village lake in Gujarat. He said the CNNIBN Real Heroes award helped give them a boost. The swimmers prepare for the championships in a canal at the tiny hamlet of Sundernagar. The canal that has produced...
  • Real Hero Krishnan gets international recognition March 28, 2012

    Madurai: Narayanan Krishnan, a former five star chef who left his job, to feed the homeless was CNNIBN's Real Hero in 2008 and went on to become a CNN Hero in 2010. It's been 10 years since the former five star chef decided to leave his promising career and dedicate...
  • Real Hero from Ladakh to construct reservoirs March 27, 2012

    Ladakh: It is just the beginning of harsh winters in Ladakh. Come December and mercury dips to a chilling 15 degrees here. But for 78yearold Chewang Norphel, temperature is just a number as he literally skips to the top of a very rocky mountain near the Numb village. The former civil...
  • CNNIBN honours 24 Real Heroes March 25, 2012

    Twentyfour unsung heroes were honoured on Saturday night by CNNIBN and Reliance Foundation in the 5th edition of the Real Heroes awards. ...
  • Tendulkar dedicates 100th ton to brother Ajit March 24, 2012

    At CNNIBN's Real Heroes awards ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday, Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his historic ton to his elder brother, Ajit. ...
  • Real Heroes: Nita Ambani visits home for abandoned girls March 24, 2012

    In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar. ...
  • CNNIBN honours 24 real heroes with Mumbai Darshan March 24, 2012

    A day before CNNIBN's Real Heroes awards night, the 24 awardees from various parts of the country were taken for a Mumbai Darshan. ...
  • Real Heroes Bablu & Mary transform Anantapur March 23, 2012

    Anantapur: Two persons Bablu and Mary is the reason for transformation in Anantapur. Over the past 20 years the two have turned the barren land of 140 villages into an agroforest habitat also helping villagers set up small scale industries. Many believed that the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh was destined...
  • Real Heroes Jo and Manju train special children March 22, 2012

    Dehradun: Two friends Jo chopra and Manju Singhania have set up a school for children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome. Their school is responsible for transforming the lives of more than 1500 special children. It all started with a child who was neither meant to be born nor was...
  • Reliance launches Braille newspaper with Real Hero March 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Mukesh Ambani launched India's first registered national Braille newspaper in Hindi in association with CNNIBN's Real Hero Swagat Thorat on Monday. It was Real Hero Thorat's dream to print India's first Braille newspaper in Hindi, and Reliance Foundation made his dream a reality. Nita Ambani...
  • Real Hero Sheeba helps parents of ailing children March 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Sheeba Ameer, who has been through the pain of watching her 13yearold battle cancer, has now set up an organisation that provides financial aid to parents who cannot afford treatment for their terminally ill children. It was a moment that altered her life forever, when Sheeba found out that her...
  • Real Heroes: Vidya Balan tells the stories of bravehearts March 17, 2012

    Timnaktu Collective founders CK Ganaguly and Mary Vattamattam bring green revolution in barren Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh. ...