India needs to go beyond rhetoric and help people who are feeling the real brunt of poverty. To lift millions out of poverty in true sense, and not in record books, a lot more needs to be done. A larger inclusive partnership between the various change makers is key in speeding up the project. Let us all unite to fight poverty.
Leelavati is fast breaking the stereotypes. Unlike other women in her village, she is confident, independent and a creative entrepreneur, who wants to set her dreams rolling through her own handbag label.
Although Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life, he became widely popular during the last two decades following his release.Despite a minority of critics who continued to denounce him as a communist and/or terrorist, he gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Soviet Order of Lenin and the Bharat Ratna.
In the Ronald Reagan placed Mandela’s African National Congress on America’s official list of “terrorist” groups. In then-Congressman Dick Cheney voted against a resolution urging that he be released from jail.