CNN-IBN and Reliance Industries Ltd is honouring 24 'Real Heroes' from across the country who've done exceptional work in their fields with little or no recognition.

CNN-IBN honours 24 Real Heroes


WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage

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 take place between 2011 and 2020 across most developing nations. This means that on an average, 39,000 child marriages will happen everyday.

04:54 PM, May 01, 2013
Meet 'Vijeyta' who exposed a sex scandal at a child care shelter

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.

08:59 AM, Apr 24, 2013
Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of sex workers

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.

09:40 AM, Mar 20, 2013
Real Heroes: Meet ordinary women performing extraordinary service

This episode of 'Real Heroes' focuses on women who, despite their ordinary backgrounds, are performing extraordinary services to the society.

10:25 PM, Mar 16, 2013
WB: Bhawani Munda's football team perseveres despite no assistance

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.

12:13 PM, Mar 14, 2013
Gujarat riots: Real hero Latifa a driving force behind communal harmony

CNN-IBN Real Hero Latifa Giteli, a housewife from Gujarat, is doing her bit to transform lives post 2002 Godhra riots. The 2002 Godhra carnage transformed Latifa Giteli from a housewife to the driving force behind communal harmony.

09:20 AM, Mar 13, 2013
Real Hero Laxmi transforms lives of widows in 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.

09:37 AM, Mar 12, 2013
Real Heroes: Gangrape survivor helps children, women fight sexual assault

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. Sunitha started anti-trafficking organisation Prajwala and since then she is rescuing brothels across the country.

01:10 PM, Mar 10, 2013
Hyderabad: Gangrape survivor makes a film on her trauma

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 of others like her.

11:44 AM, Mar 08, 2013
'Real Hero' struggles for wife's treatment

Kantha Singh, who got the CNN-IBN Real hero award in 2010, doesn't have enough money for his wife's treatment.

10:50 AM, May 15, 2012
CNN-IBN honours Real Heroes

Twenty-four unsung heroes were honoured by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation in the 5th edition of the Real Heroes awards.

11:45 AM, Apr 01, 2012
Babar buys land for school after Real Hero award

18-year-old Babar Ali is perhaps the youngest school principal in the world.

09:53 AM, Mar 30, 2012
'The Real Hero title was a morale boost for my students'

Karsanbhai Patel has been training state and national level swimmers in a small village lake in Gujarat.

02:00 PM, Mar 29, 2012
Real Hero Krishnan gets international recognition

Narayanan Krishnan, who was CNN-IBN's Real Hero in 2008, went to become a CNN Hero in 2010.

09:32 AM, Mar 28, 2012
Real Hero from Ladakh to construct reservoirs

The former civil engineer, fondly called the ice man, became CNN-IBN's Real Hero in 2008 for building more than seven artificial glaciers.

08:50 AM, Mar 27, 2012
CNN-IBN honours 24 Real Heroes

Twenty-four unsung heroes were honoured on Saturday night by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation in the 5th edition of the Real Heroes awards.

10:49 AM, Mar 25, 2012
Real Heroes: Nita Ambani visits home for abandoned girls

In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar.

04:40 PM, Mar 24, 2012
Real Heroes Bablu & Mary transform Anantapur

The two have turned the barren land of 140 villages in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur into an agro-forest habitat.

12:25 PM, Mar 23, 2012
Real Heroes Jo and Manju train special children

The two friends have set up a school for children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome, transforming more than 1500 lives.

12:14 PM, Mar 22, 2012
Reliance launches Braille newspaper with Real Hero

'Reliance Drishti' is India's first registered national Braille newspaper in Hindi.

03:49 PM, Mar 20, 2012