Today through my blog I will do my bit by writing about some exemplary individuals with undying courage .Individuals who overcame the challenges thrown by life through their steely determination and proved their mettle ,and the fire in their belly not just illuminated their lives but also the lives of many others.
The Will of steel is a JSW (India’s largest steel manufacturer ) empowered platform where many undiscovered inspirations like Geeta Phogat,could be recognized ,appreciated and supported and thus much more can be done for such inspiring individuals.
Geeta Phogat , is the first woman to benefit from this campaign.She pursued a male dominated sport like wrestling in the male dominated society of Haryana and won a gold at the Commonwealth games .This was not just a win for Geeta but a win for thousands of oppressed women in Haryana.
Below are more such stories of Heroes whose nerves of steel and undying optimism is an inspiration to thousands of countrymen :
1. Chewang Norphel – Nick named as Ice man of India .This simple ,stocky retired man has changed the face of agriculture in Leh and Ladakh .
An Indian civil engineer from Ladakh, he has also been awarded the Padam Shree for constructing 12 artifical glaciers.The artifical glaciers thus created help in better ground-water recharging and thus provide more water for irrigation for a longer duration of time even after the rivers freeze .Norphel proposes artificial glaciers as a substitute for dams, which to him are environmental and social problems , besides being a financial burden..
I salute this man for his enterprise and determination and possessing a will of steel .
Every time I see a blind or crippled child braving the sun and the rain for begging , my heart goes out to that child .These are the invisible children of India, fending for themsleves on the streets .Some have run away from their homes ,some have been kidnapped by mafia and some others have been abandoned by the parents who gave them birth .They are toiling in industries for a fraction of the usual wages .They are engulfed by the sex trade and routinely subjected to rape and molestation .Some have fallen into the quicksand of drugs where a life of early death and disease awaits them.
Most of them would become criminals unless we take them back in the mainstream , rehabilitate them and give them a reason to believe in humanity .We have to join hands to give these children , our children a reason to smile ,to get another chance to rewrite their fates .
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Fabulous post Preeti
Thank you Rakhee .Coming from you it means a lot !