TOP 10 MOTIVATIONAL STORIES BY MAD4INDIA

By Adityobarna Mukherjee | 26 min read

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1.EggDee – The success story of befriending eggs and creating Sanjay Omelette, Started without anyone’s support at 14, Motivational story of passion and grit
2.Motivational story of how Sabrcare is helping out children suffering from cancer by providing free assistance
3.Vicky Roy – Motivational Story of a ragpicker and homeless child turned internationally acclaimed photographer
4.Shekar Goud – An Motivational story of India’s first triple amputee to climb Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia
5.Café Positive – An Motivational story by Kallol Ghosh to run a café by HIV+ men and women to eradicate negative thoughts about them
6.Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi – A brave woman who volunteered to breastfeed infants who lost their mother to Covid-19
7.Krrish Chawla – A motivational story of a 19-year-old boy who made a low-cost air purifier for cleaner air
8.Tushar Lall – A motivational journey of an Indian boy to bring about a revolution in Indian classical music
9.Prasiddhi Singh – The Motivational story of a 7-year-old environmentalist on a mission to plant 1 lakh saplings
10.Story of The Unique Pahadans who contribute towards a sustainable lifestyle by going plastic-free

 

  1. EggDee – The Motivational story of befriending eggs and creating Sanjay Omelette, Started without anyone’s support at 14, Motivational story of passion and grit
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EggDee is one of those stories that have the power to make you weep, smile, and inspire you to do a lot more in life. Just like every beginning, this story also starts with struggles and hard times. EggDee had it all. But the success and appreciation that follow make all the hard work worth it. Read on to find out what was the story behind EggDee and all the appreciation and recognition it received over the years.

Motivational Story Behind Starting EggDee

Sanjay’s father passed away when he was only 14 years. Being the eldest one in the family, he had too many responsibilities to shoulder. Having a family of 4 members; he wanted to ensure they are safe and at least provide the basic needs to them.

Both he and his mother were in a state of shock and confusion. All he knew was that he couldn’t stay without work for long. He knew his responsibilities in the family so he left education to support his family. He started selling Pani puri and repaired punctured tires. He used to do something or the other every day and get daily wages, but that wasn’t enough to feed 4 stomachs every day. Soon he understood he had to or do something that assured stability.

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The Beginning of EggDee

One fine day, Sanjay noticed a crowd around an egg stall, but he never had the idea of people loving eggs so much. With every passing day, he saw the crowd kept increasing. That is when this beautiful and brilliant thought of beginning EggDee crossed his mind. The idea was to start his egg thela, so he borrowed some money from his aunt to buy the basic things.

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Coming from a typical Brahmin family where garlic and onion are taboo, things started getting hard for him. But nothing could stop him from doing what he wanted. After all, he was against letting his siblings give up on education like him.

The next day, he started making omelets. But ended up burning some of them and making scrambled eggs out of some. But his dedication and efforts remained constant. He kept on trying until he got the perfect omelet after 2 days. To start his thela, he borrowed Rs.600 and began.

His relatives were against what he was doing, but he did it, anyway. They even passed mean comments at him, but all he knew was that he had to make money by hook or by crook. The first day wasn’t great as he had only 5 customers but he had hope. But slowly he started getting more customers. 4 of his regular customers appreciated him for his scrumptious omelets. They also told him he was great at communicating, so he started having conversations with his customers.

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The Success Story of EggDee

Soon enough, several people started coming to his thela and became regular. While some of them gave him tips on cooking, others provided him with ingredients; bringing them from their homes. And with all the support he received, he started growing and getting better.

He also started experimenting with cheese, garlic paste, and other spices. And while experimenting he came up with a unique and mouthwatering dish called Egg Pizza and it became his specialty too.

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Right after this, his business prospered, and he had earned enough in 5 years to rent a place. Sanjay’s mother was happy and proud of him. He once told his mother that he wants to name his business EggDee as it rhymes with McD and will strike a chord with people.

Standing in the 30th year of his business, he proudly says that his business helped him buy a house for his mother and help settle his siblings. His son who completed his MBA is now helping him to expand his business. And his thela business now has 8 branches across Jaipur. EggDee is present in North India as well. What a cheerful story, right? Starting at 14 with no money and feeding thousands of people now.

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  •  Motivational story of how Sabrcare is helping out children suffering from cancer by providing free assistance
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The cases of Cancer in India have increased. A diagnosis of the disease can be a very stressful and anxiety-provoking situation for the patient. Sabrcare took on the initiative to provide free help to cancer patients. The help is as informational support, emotional support, and medico-practical advice.

The Idea

Lourdes, the founder of Sabrcare, witnessed her mom suffering from cancer. Good cancer treatments are available in India, but the patients and caregivers lack the information related to them.

Four friends of Lourdes helped her set up the trust. The trust was born on 4 June 2018. This motivational story is about Sabrcare and its team. The team of Sabrcare trustees comprises five people–Namrata Desai, Roma Dias, Steffie Antao, Lourdes Soares, and Dr. Anupama Mukherjee. The friends had witnessed people close to them go through the journey of cancer. The group of friends changed to work on cancer care in India to support the cancer patients to get through this tough problem in life.

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Problems Faced By Cancer Patients

Lourdes interviewed over 200 people with cancer to understand their journey and problems. The interviews helped her to find 15 ways through which Sabrcare can assist and help cancer patients.

Many families leave Cancer treatment in between because of financial pressure and the unavailability of resources. The public cancer care centers host thousands of patients and waiting can be stressful for the patients.

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Sabrcare Work

The aim is to provide the right cancer care to people who live in and around Goa. Most of the people supported by Sabrcare belong to economically weaker sections of society. These communities struggle with securing basic health care necessities, clean drinking water, and restricted resources.

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Focus on Children

Sabrcare focuses on children with cancer and their families. Lourdes believes children suffer the most because of the loopholes in the cancer care system in India. Children also miss their childhood, and the experience proves to be frightening for them.

The organization also has actively organized blood donation camps for helping children in need of blood. Sabrcare also works on a gift drive on different occasions. Children with cancer on different occasions receive gifts collected by Sabrcare through donations.

Vision

Sabrcare made it to Google’s list to top 50 non-profit organizations in India. The NGO is trying to create an app with the help of Yunus & Youth to reach out to a larger audience. The organization wants to create a future where comprehensive cancer care is available to everyone who requires it without discrimination.

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  •  Vicky Roy – Inspiring Story of a ragpicker and homeless child turned internationally acclaimed photographer
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Vicky Roy is a living example of the fact that dreams come true if you work for them. His incredible journey from being a rag picker at the station to having his name in the Forbes is praiseworthy. He is also an inspiration for the youngsters who are the future of the country. Hailing from a small town, this successful photographer had big dreams. Let’s have a look at how he made this beautiful transition for himself.

Vicky Roy’s Rough Start to Life

Vicky’s father wasn’t financially stable, for which he couldn’t afford his education costs. He belonged to a small town named Purulia in West Bengal. His father earned 15 to 20 rupees a day and he couldn’t afford education for his son. With dreams of making his son complete his higher secondary education and have a comparatively better life, his father sent Vicky to live with his maternal grandparents.

From there he attended his school, returned home, and did the household chores, but he didn’t have the life his father wanted him to have there. He was beaten up for the smallest of things, leading a life exactly opposite to what his father thought.

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Deciding for Himself

Being done with the daily torture he was being put through, he left that place. He stole some money from his maternal uncle’s pocket and boarded a train to Delhi. Once he reached the New Delhi railway station, he was overwhelmed by the rush of people on the platform. Out of fear and shock, he burst out crying after reaching the station.

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Living Life of Ragpicker and Eating Leftovers

Few kids at the station who picked up rags saw him, comforted him, and made him a part of them. He soon started working with them, collecting water bottles, washing them, filling them again, sold them in the general compartments.

They had the leftovers from the train pantries, but soon he realized that this life wasn’t for him because kids like them were tortured and abused. The negligible amounts they earned were taken away from them by the goons who attacked them.

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He looked for another job at a small dhaba at Ajmeri Gate, where he was employed as a dishwasher. One day, a young man who had come for a meal asked him why he worked when he was supposed to finish his studies and achieve big things in life. On learning about Vicky’s conditions, the young man enrolled him at the Salaam Baalak Trust in Delhi, which is an NGO that provided a nurturing environment to children.

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Vicky Roy – A Photographer

Vicky Roy started his education from the 6th standard and after finishing his 10th standard with a low percentage his teacher suggested he consider a vocational career as his academia wasn’t strong enough. He did photography, for which his trust got him a plastic camera for Rs.499. He started clicking pictures of his friends for 5 rupees, each with that camera. Big dreams and a camera, that’s how he started his journey as a photographer.

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The trust had also helped him to get a job under a renowned photographer of Delhi named Anay Maan. He worked for him at Rs.3000 per month and took a loan of Rs.28000 from the trust to get himself a good camera. Not just that, this hardworking and inspiring guy also worked as a server to earn enough to sustain himself, buy camera films and repay the loan. 

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An Internationally Acclaimed Photographer

His hard work paid off and his first-ever photography exhibition was presented in 2007 at the Indian Habitat Center. The exhibition was called Street Dreams, and it gave him immense success. It was also presented in London, South Africa, and Vietnam. The next year he got selected amongst the top four finalists in a renowned competition, which got him the chance to shoot the reconstruction of the World Trade Center.

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After learning better techniques in documentary photography in New York, he came back to India and was felicitated by Salaam Baalak Trust as a gold award holder. After this, he was invited for lunch with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace. He has also worked for several renowned channels like National Geographic and was also invited to give motivational speeches at Google HQ, Facebook HQ, Harvard, White House, and Pentagon.

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  • Shekar Goud – An Motivational story of India’s first triple amputee to climb Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia
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Shekar Goud belongs to the state of Telangana who didn’t let his disabilities defeat him. He is a live example of never giving up on life and living it to the fullest, no matter what comes in our way.

Success is when someone falls but gets back up stronger every time. And Mr. Shekar Goud proved nothing can stop him from fulfilling his dreams. Not just the state he belongs to, he made every one of us immensely proud of him.

Shekar Goud – A Little About the Hero

Shekhar Goud belongs to the Yadidari district in Telangana and is the first triple amputee to climb Mount Elbrus. Trekking was always his passion, and he found out that trekking is something that gave him excitement, happiness, and pleasure.

He had said that he started focusing more on trekking after he became an amputee. It makes us so proud to know that he did not let life take him down and walked through challenges with a brave heart and cheerful smile. It’s quite common to think that amputees are supposed to stay indoors. They can’t do anything in life, but Shekar Goud changed the entire perspective with his achievements.

Shekar Goud is a firm believer because we can achieve all we want in life if we’re confident, determined, and have a passion for that thing. He mentioned in an interview that there are a lot of things he has planned for the future and is working on making his dreams come true. And we the people at Mad4India wish him nothing but the best.

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The Story Behind Being an Amputee

Shekar Goud became an amputee when he was only 18-years-old because of electrocution. It happened on 24th December 2006 when one of his friends played a prank on him. He was sitting on a wall and talking to a friend over the phone and one of a friend came and pushed him out. To avoid hitting his head to the ground, he grabbed a wire, but that was a mistake as he got electrocuted.

He was unconscious and when he opened his eyes; he found himself in the hospital bed. He continued staying in his village after the accident happened, but seeing all his family members crying made him weak, sad, and angry. He then shifted to Hyderabad and started living independently. He finished his education till the 10th grade and now works with the Pranaam Hospital for a living.

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Shekar’s Life after Becoming an Amputee

Shekar’s right hand after the shoulder, right feet bottom along with the toes, and left leg after the knee are amputated. Like I mentioned before, he didn’t give up on his passion and dreams, no matter what.

By December 2016 he was ready to travel and cycled from Ladakh to Kanyakumari in 48 days without the help of anyone. This success motivated him to do other things. He started taking swimming classes, played badminton, and ran marathons. These activities are a few things he’s passionate about.

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Shekar Goud’s Success Story

Soon after he took trekking seriously and started doing a few treks in India, he went on a long journey and made his first international trek to the Mount Everest base camp. After reaching there, he found a boost of confidence that convinced him that nothing in life is impossible and he could do it all despite his disability. Right after this he made it to Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia and became the first triple amputee in India to do so.

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Shekar Goud’s Upcoming Plans

While talking about his plans, he mentioned that his biggest goal in life as a trekker is to trek to the topmost of Mount Everest. He wishes to travel to every part of the world and connect with different people in different parts of the world.

He said that his life had changed after he became an amputee. He wishes to set up an NGO for people like him and instill hope in them. Every human being, no matter what they lack, may live a beautiful life and should face challenges bravely instead of giving up and this is how his story becomes the motivational story for others.

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  1. Café Positive – An Inspiring story by Kallol Ghosh to run a café by HIV+ men and women to eradicate negative thoughts about them
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That Café Positive is run by HIV+ youngsters is the best thing about it. It works for a social cause that helps in eradicating negative feelings and thoughts about these warriors. There are still sections of society that look down on these people and isolate them, but the kind-hearted Kallol Ghosh started this café to put an end to this. Let’s take you through the journey of the café and what motivated him to go about with it.

Café Positive – Introduction

Café Positive is a café that is one of its kind that is tucked away in a tiny garage in Jodhpur Park in Kolkata. The unique thing about the café is that it is run by a team of HIV+ teenagers, both men, and women. It is the dream come true of 11 HIV+ teenagers. Kallol Ghosh, the brain behind Café Positive, came into their lives as their guardian angel and savior by leading the path of bringing happiness into their lives and work towards eradicating negative thoughts about these HIV+ people.

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Founder’s Background

Kallol Ghosh, a social worker, founder of Café Positive, and a guardian angel of these teenagers had a word with the Ministry of Human Resources Development and the UN putting forward his idea. After volunteering with organizations like UNICEF and UN, Kallol Ghosh established Organization for Friends and Energies and Resources called OFFER, in the year 1986. It is a non-governmental organization that provides healthcare, education, and shelter facilities to underprivileged children and youngsters who are affected by HIV/AIDS. When these children turn 18, they are trained to be efficient employees of the café.

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The Struggle

As always, the beginning is never a cakewalk rather it is filled with hardships, and once one overcomes that, he or she is halfway there, close to success. Mr. Kallol Ghosh ran from one door to another to find a suitable place for setting up the cafe. The moment he mentioned the HIV+ teenagers who would be running it, the owners slammed the door on his face. In some places even if they said that they were okay with it, they said that their family and neighbors wouldn’t approve of it and would be displeased. None of them cooperated or were appreciative of this initiative.

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The success story

 After six months of place hunting and facing rejections there came a day when Kallol Ghosh finally found a small area to start with the café. Indrajyoti Dasgupta, an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Kolkata offered his garage area when he found out that these teenagers have been looking for a decent and appropriate place to set up their café for more than six months. Initially, he was a bit skeptical about giving his garage space as it was comparatively smaller in size than what they were looking for. After finding out for how long they were looking for a place he gave it to them and told them that they can make their beginning from there and then spread their wings with time.

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A little more about Café Positive

This unique café has hosted Bengal’s most loved cricketer and former captain, Sourav Ganguly as well as the current Indian captain Virat Kohli. Café Positive has celebrated various events like birthdays, anniversaries, marriages, and book launches. Kallol Ghosh believes that when people drink coffee and eat the food prepared by the HIV+ teenagers they help him show the world that HIV is nothing but age-old misconceptions. HIV+ people are no different than other human beings they are just as human as us. In the last two years, it has been accepted by everyone but it has been a success ever since its inception.

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Café Positive has been featured on the pages of the Washington Post, New York Times, and several other national newspapers. Their inspiring and unique story has also been covered by BBC and CNN. The tagline of Café Positive mentioned in their menu card reads, “Coffee for a cause.”

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  •  Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi – A brave woman who volunteered to breastfeed infants who lost their mother to Covid-19
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When India is struggling with the second wave of Covid-19, Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi, a woman in Guwahati, has taken up a beautiful and praiseworthy initiative. She has volunteered to breastfeed newborns whose mothers have tested Covid-19 positive or have passed away because of this deadly disease. We, the people at Mad4India, are at a loss for words when we try to appreciate her beautiful initiative.

It feels so good to know and see people coming forward in this dire time of need and being there for each other. These brave people are working for a better India and helping India get well soon. People like Ronita are best described as superheroes.

Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi – Our Inspiration, Our superhero,

Ronita is the mother of a 2-month-old daughter and a Mumbai-based celebrity and production manager. Belonging to Guwahati in Assam, she went back there for her child’s birth. She gave birth to a beautiful and extremely adorable baby girl on 10th March and named her Alaya, which means dwelling abode.

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Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi’s – Reason For Starting This Initiative

Because of this deadly virus, several babies are starving. These young babies aren’t getting proper nutrition as their mothers have tested positive. Many kids have lost their mothers to Covid-19 too which is heartbreaking to even write it down. I hope these little ones stay safe and grow up to be amazing human beings. Because of mothers testing Covid-19 positive, these children are being synthetically fed for their nutrition.

Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi saw a post on social media of someone requesting mother’s milk for a Delhi-based woman as the mother had tested positive for Covid-19. And that was when she thought she could do something.

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A Few Words From Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi

In an interview, Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi said that it is the least she could do for our country in this crucial time. Seeing the citizens of our country helping the people in need, she did the same. She served as a nursing mother. She requests other lactating mothers to join the initiative and be the angel in disguise for the children who need mother’s milk. Being the compassionate person she is, Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi wants every newborn to be with their mother, in their comfort and care always.

She also prays for this pandemic to end as soon as possible so that every pregnant woman and new mother can enjoy the beautiful and memorable journey of motherhood without worrying about any other thing.

She felt happy to see that her little initiative has inspired many new mothers. She received a well-deserved appreciation for her work as well. Being Ronita’s biggest cheerleader, her husband supported this initiative throughout. It also makes us happy to know that many mothers have appreciated her thoughtfulness and compassionate nature.

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Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi has reached out to people through her social media platforms. She had updated on her social media handles that if any newborn needs breast milk, then she’s just one call away. As she is in Guwahati currently, she can extend her help in that area only.

Despite that, we would say that she’s doing a great job. She captioned the post as, “Only for Guwahati as I live here. If any newborn needs breast milk I’m here to help. This is the least I can do.” We, the people at Mad4India, feel proud of her. More power to you Ronita Krishna Sharma Rekhi.

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  •  Krrish Chawla – A motivational story of a 19-year-old boy who made a low-cost air purifier for cleaner air
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Krrish Chawla, a 19-year-old boy hails from the state of Delhi. His company named Breathify works for creating a low-cost air purifier and ensuring cleaner air. It’s a proud moment for us to know how he started working for the betterment of the environment at such a young age.

It is really motivational to know that young children who are the future of the country are coming forward to work for a better India. We the people at Mad4India are extremely proud of him and wish him all the best for everything he does in the future.

Krrish Chawla – Founder’s Background

Krrish, a boy from Delhi has been battling respiratory problems throughout his childhood. During the time of Diwali when people everywhere in India celebrate with firecrackers, he had to stay indoors with closed doors and windows along with inhalers and nebulizers or just chronic breath.

He is a freshman at the Stanford University where he is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Science. He is a STEM entrepreneur and an aspiring filmmaker, engineer, and golfer. He completed his schooling at Modern School.

Being the genius he is, he has completed several certification courses such as the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Art of Sales, Digital Marketing, and Entrepreneurship Specialization.

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The Story Behind brother

Breathify is a startup by Krrish that aims to innovate cost-effective solutions for purifying the air and help those people who are battling respiratory issues.

Their tagline says

Pure air is not a luxury.

He believes everybody has the right to breathe pure air. Having struggled with breathing properly and seeing how the quality of air has been worsening with every passing day, he innovated something to improve the lives of others who are suffering in the same way he did. And thus, Breathify came into existence.

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Breathify – Introduction

Krrish wanted to innovate air purifiers that were not only effective but also affordable for the Indians. Breathify has it all in it. It is safe, effective, energy-efficient and the world’s first eco-friendly one and costs Rs.4190/-. It is an easy-to-maintain air purifier to improve the quality of indoor areas and the overall health condition of people.

Breathify purifiers use world standard HEFA filtration, ReverseAir Technology, and also have a non-plastic body. It can be concluded that Breathify is a simple, efficient, affordable, and effective machine that acts as an alternative to other high-priced air purifiers.

While designing the air purifier, they kept in mind the actual circumstances in an actual room. It took them around 318 prototypes, several months of research and development, and hours of testing to finally come up with this flawless, helpful and cost-effective product.

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Breathify – How it Works

The HEPA filter is the last stage of airflow in Breathify. The air is pushed through the filter, which helps to deliver cleaner and more pure air for maximum effectiveness.  

Krrish and the designers guarantee that the air purifier will do its job no matter where it’s kept because of its remarkable mechanism. The air input is there on 3 sides that make it draw polluted air at a 270-degree angle.

This air purifier is Wi-Fi enabled and can be connected to our phones with the help of an app. It can be switched on remotely from wherever we are. It can also set reminders, timers, and we can also use our voice to command it through Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

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  •  Tushar Lall – A motivational journey of an Indian boy to bring about a revolution in Indian classical music
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Tushar Lall’s remarkable journey of bringing about a change in how people listen to classical music and make it more appealing for teenagers is indeed a motivational story and he is a motivation for teenagers like us who are the future of society. Through music, he has been able to cure someone’s daughter as confessed by the girl’s mother. So what’s all the waiting for? Let me take you through his beautiful and remarkable journey and appreciate the work he’s doing.

Founder’s Background

Before the beginning of making his journey a remarkable one, Tushar Lall was a student of Jai Hind’s College in Mumbai, where he pursued a diploma in music production. He then left for DubSpot in New York at the age of 17 to pursue a course on sound design, mixing, and mastering. In the initial stages, Tushar revealed that his parents did not know how to react to their son’s decision, and supporting them, he also said that they are not to be blamed at all.

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He said that he understood the fact that they came from a different background. He came from a family of bureaucrats where he had no connection with music but his great grandfather was a multi-instrumentalist. Tushar was not formally trained but he made his way to the piano when he was only 4 years old.

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The Indian jam project – The beginning

The thought of creating such remarkable fusion music came to him while he was pursuing his diploma course and spending time around classical musicians at the college. After he returned to Mumbai, the first video of him and his friends was the cover of Game of Thrones which he had put uploaded on his YouTube channel. They did not have a name back then. The name The Indian Jam Project came up when the composer of BBC’s Sherlock theme, Michael Price shared their cover video as Indian Jam on Sherlock. Though he felt that the name wasn’t the best and he could have come up with something better, he accepted it as a name that sorts things out.

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The Indian jam project – Introduction

Tushar Lall shoulders the responsibilities of being a founder, producer, and composer of the Indian Jam Project. He has made several Indian adaptations of western songs of Coldplay, Game of Thrones, Titanic, Mission Impossible, and several others. Not just that, this band has also joined hands with Imagine Dragons to create an Indian classical version of Believers which crossed over 7.5 million views.

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Tushar said that when he started looking around, Gautam Buddha was the first thing that crossed his mind. He renounced a lot of things to seek spiritualism. His first step was made with Sifar, not a song but an orchestral piece. The idea of Sifar came to him in 2016 when he was a part of the YouTube FanFest and got singers Tajinder Singh, Shatadru Kabir, and Mame Khan to give life to the piece of melody. He kept the best for the last as it was his final decision to include the Budapest Art Orchestra and make his original grand and also stay true to its ideology.

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The music of the Indian Jam Project has been appreciated by Michael price, Mark Gatiss, Clint Mansell among others. Tushar and his team have traveled to various places for concerts and performed at events like TedX, YouTube FanFest, IITs, IIMs, Private Gigs, and corporate events. One of the several reasons why he’s a motivation for us is that he’s one of the youngest YouTubers who has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in Digital Space in 2019.

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  •  Prasiddhi Singh – The inspiring story of a 7-year-old environmentalist on a mission to plant 1 lakh saplings

Prasiddhi Singh, a little girl hailing from the state of Tamil Nadu, has taken a step forward in working for the betterment of our environment. She is a motivation for us and it’s time we follow the same route as this is our country and it’s us who should and need to protect it.

If every person plants 1 sapling a year, we’ll know that we’re making progress towards a safe and pollution-free environment fulfilling this mission.

Planting a sapling and taking care of it is a big deal of work but this little girl Prasiddhi Singh has planted 13000 trees but that’s not even halfway towards her goal. She wishes to plant 1 lakh saplings in the coming years, which is crazy but not impossible considering her dedication and love for the environment. Along with her army of similar-minded eco-warriors, she has created 12 fruit forests in her state.

A Little About Prasiddhi Singh

Having her roots in the Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu, Prasiddhi Singh is a social entrepreneur and an environmentalist. She’s popularly known for being the driving force behind the plantation of thousands of trees and fruit forests in her state.

She carries out all these activities through her foundation named Prasiddhi Forest Foundation. Along with being an active environmentalist, she is also taking her primary education from Mahindra World School in Chennai.

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One Step Closer to Being an Environmentalist

She talked about the time when she had first planted a chili plant at her home when she was only 2 years old and she is now happy about the fact that she is planting trees. She also mentions that she has planted several plants in the backyard and has a few herbal trees as well.

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Prasiddhi decided to plant trees after there was a loss of trees during cyclone Vardah which happened in 2016. She has always been inspired by nature’s bounty, how creatures collaborate with trees, flowers such as honeybees collecting nectar from plants, etc.

As said by her, she was always fascinated by all these beautiful phenomena and felt connected to nature. This young environmentalist has a forest of 100 fruit trees at her school and instead of celebrating “happy birthday”, she celebrates a “green birthday” every year.

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Sneak Peek Into Her Mission

This little angel has managed to collect funds for planting varieties of trees, from mangoes to guavas. Her friends, who used to tease her, initially came forward and joined hands a little later. They started eating the fruits and vegetables from the trees she had planted when she was 3 years. In an interview, she said that now they help her plant trees, make paper pencils, and collect funds for planting more trees.

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This young girl also conducts online classes for children to teach them about plant saplings along with yoga sessions and storytelling, all of it just to raise funds to plant new saplings every Saturday. She said that she is ready to go to any place that would give her a place for planting trees. She promised that her fruit trees will give us chemical-free fruits contrary to what we get in the market these days.

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Prasiddhi’s Mission Successful

Prasiddhi Singh who is now the Youngest Fruit Forest Creator in India by India Book of Records requested all of us to be a part of her mission by doing little from our end. All she has asked us to do is to save water, plant trees, and help biodiversity for a better India. Our little contribution would make a lot of difference.

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If you liked this story, please read the motivation story of 1000 Tree Project, which is helping farmers become self-sufficient.

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  • Story of The Unique Pahadans who contribute towards a sustainable lifestyle by going plastic-free

In recent times, the use of plastic has increased drastically, creating many environmental hazards. Anyone can observe landfills at the entry point of the different cities or hill stations. Everyone has become very dependent on plastic and use them in their everyday lives.

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Idea of Unbox Himachal Valley

While running her cottage business in Manali almost 6 years ago, Shivee Sirmauri realized that the local handicrafts were losing their importance and were dying a slow death. To support local businesses and help in creating a sustainable lifestyle Shivee, a resident of Himachal Pradesh and a writer by profession came up with a very creative idea almost 3 years ago.

She observed that the ladies of Himachal Pradesh who earlier actively used to weave and knit enthusiastically now had stopped working. There were no money-making opportunities for them.

Instead, these women had chosen an alternate way to make money for livelihood. These women would take their animals like rabbits and sheep to different tourist spots and request tourists to get photographed with these animals. Tourists did not pay them over 30-40 rupees and some even misbehaved with them.

This scenario disturbed Shivee, and she wanted to help these women. She did not know what exactly needed to improve the situation of the local women.

Shivee as an individual had adopted an eco-friendly lifestyle and gave up on products that were bad for the environment. She went plastic-free and used products that would support her vision of a sustainable lifestyle and environment. Her changed lifestyle eventually gave her an idea to start something in this direction.

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Progress of Unbox Himachal Valley 

After three years of hard work and struggles, Shivee came up with the idea of Unbox Himachal Valley, a small start-up that included all women of Himachal Pradesh who were interested in making handmade products and contribute towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Amrita, who is also the idea designer of Unbox Himachal Valley, helped Shivee turn her dream into reality. It currently involves Amrita in designing products and curating good ideas for the start-up.

Apart from working with Unbox Himachal Valley, Amrita also actively organizes art exhibitions, mental health, and theatre workshops and supports budding entrepreneurs with their start-ups.

The specialty of Unbox Himachal Valley makes it unique, as it is completely plastic-free. From the making of products to the packaging, they use no plastic.

All the Himachali women who work and provide products to Unbox Himachal Valley are known by the name of ‘The Unique Pahadans’. The Unique Pahadans work from home and try to create products from whatever eco-friendly materials are available to them.

A wide variety of patented products are created by these women ranging from clothing items like socks, shawls, caps, stoles, sarees, shirts, and masks to items like jams, fruit preservatives, chemical-free soaps, and lip balms!

Current Status

The central idea behind this initiative was to empower local women and support local businesses that are losing their value. The idea to create products that would be environmentally friendly was like a cherry on the cake.

Neetika Sharma, who became Miss Himachal (2019) also supports this initiative and appreciates the efforts of all the people associated with Unboxing Himachal Valley. Some campsites and home stays have also tied with Unboxing Himachal Valley as gift partners like Nomad Shimla, Shimla Gypsy, and Nomad Fagu.

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Future Vision

Currently, Shivee Sirmauri and her two friends Sunaina Thapa and Sushant Singh Thapa are managing the official website, Instagram, and Facebook pages of the company. Their aim is to increase awareness about this amazing initiative of Unbox Himachal Valley and to promote handmade eco-friendly products offered by the Unique Pahadans.

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