Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 17) (Download PDF)

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Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess- First Indian Gymnast to make India proud at world stage by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016). Finished fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016) – best –ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history.

  • 5th women in gymnastic history to land Produnova vault

  • Participated in commonwealth games, Asian Games, International Championships

  • Fought all odds in spite of belonging to remote Tripura to make India proud

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Image of Padma Shri - Sports and Gymnstics

Image of Padma Shri - Sports and Gymnstics

Sukri Bommagowda

Nightingale of Halakki

Nightingale of the Halakki Vokkaliga tribes –an indigenous folk singer who has contributed for 58 year

  • Singer and performer of a tribal Folk Music for 58 year

  • Social Activist: led a protest against the sale of liquor in Badigeri haadi (hamlet)

  • Preserver of cultural heritage: Singing song to save their culture from disappearing

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Image of Padma Shri - Art and Singer

Image of Padma Shri - Art and Singer

Mariyappan Thangavelu

Paralympian Gold Medalist

Paralympic high jumper who won Gold in Rio 2016 Paralympics (T42 High Jump)

  • Gold –Rio 2016 Paralympics (T42 High Jump)

  • 3rd gold by an Indian in history of Paralympic Games (after Muralikant Petkar + Devendra Jhajharia (2) )

  • Donated part of his prize money received from government to school for permanent disability in right leg driver while walking to school

Image of Padma Shri - Sports and Athletics

Image of Padma Shri - Sports and Athletics

Image of Padma Shri - Sports and Athletics

Anant Agarwal

Harvard for all

Founder of edX –an online platform that brings courses from the likes of MIT and Harvard to all at no cost

  • edX is among the best MOOCs in the world –known for its Quality

  • built on the principle that quality education should be accessible to all at no cost

  • The course is available in English, Hindi among other languages and has students from over 162 countries

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Image of Padma Shri - Literature and Education

Image of Padma Shri - Literature and Education

Shekhar Naik

Captain Visionary

Captain of the Indian Blind Cricket Team who led India to victory in the first T20 world cup in 2012 and ODI world cup in 2014

  • Best batsmen in blind cricket today 32 centuries in a career span of 13 year

  • All rounder cricketer who has played 63 matches across all formats

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Image of Padma Shri - Sports

Image of Padma Shri - Sports

Genabhai Dargabhai Patel

Aanar Dada

Divyang farmer, who singlehandedly transformed drought hit border dist. Into the largest producer of pomegranate in the county

  • Framer from village –Sarkari Golia, Deesa Taluka (dist. Banaskantha)

  • Started experimenting with pomegranate cultivation in 2005

  • Adopted different technologies to produce high quality pomegranate fruits which were disease/pest organic fertilizers (like cow urine and mulching), mulching, mechanized mini tractor, interculturing spraying and transportation

  • Diffused knowledge to others –into dueing the produce, guiding local adoption of technology and even absorbing financial risk

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Image of Padma Shri - Others and Agriculture

Image of Padma Shri - Others and Agriculture

Dr. Mapuskar

Swachhta Doot

Sanitation Pioneer who dedicated himself to Swachh Bharat Mission 50 years ago, making Dehu village ODF

  • Convinced the villages of Dehu (pune) to build toilets in 1960 –the entire village had moved from open defecation to building their own latrines in 2004

  • Introduced low –cost sanitation alternatives over the past 50 years

  • Developed –Decentralized on –site Integrated Waste Management (DOSIWAM) and implemented in 25 sites across the country

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Image of Padma Shri - Social Work

Image of Padma Shri - Social work

Balbir Singh Seechewal

Eco baba

  • Mobilized volunteers and raised funds from locals and created public awareness amongst local people to not dispose sewage into the river - Led to a clean riverbed. Restoring of natural springs and causing the river to fill Lip once again

  • Seechewal Model of underground sewerage is being considered for replication on other rivers across the country

  • Hailed as Rastewale baba (one who makes paths). Sadakanwale baba (one who lays roads), Beinwale baba (one who cleaned Kali Bein River), eco baba (one who works for environment) mid railwaywale baba (one who cleaned the railway station)

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Image of Padma Shri - Social Work (Punjab)

Image of Padma Shri - Social work (Punjab)

Karimul Haque

Ambulance Dada

A set garden worker who converted his bike into an ambulance offering free 24×7ambulance service

  • Runs the 24×7 service in Dhalabari village of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district

  • Transports the poor to the district hospital on his bike, often providing first aid as well

  • He has single handedly saved over 3,000 lives on his mission

  • His bike has become the only lifeline for 20 villages in arid around Dhalabari

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Image of Padma Shri - Social Work (West Bengal)

Image of Padma Shri - Social work (West Bengal)

Girish Bhardwaj

Sethu Bandhu

Engineer who has built more than 100 low cost and eco-friendly suspension bridges connecting remote villages across India

  • Has built 100 + bridges across Karnataka, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh

  • Improved connectivity aiding the development of villages

  • His bridge building technology costs 1/10th of conventional steel bridge

  • Reduced building time to 3 months whereas conventional steel bridges take 3 years

  • Bridges are Eco friendly & safe

Image of Padma Shri - Social work(Karnataka)

Image of Padma Shri - Social Work (Karnataka)

Image of Padma Shri - Social work (Karnataka)

- Published/Last Modified on: October 26, 2018

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