Will Of Steel: Honouring the Real Heroes
#WillofSteel is an endeavour by JSW to honour the unsung heroes of India, people who have truly proven their mettle and have unbreakable determination. Be in sports, healthcare, social service or even saving the environment. These are individuals whose willpower has changed the world.
Several people have been nominated for #WillOfSteel honour. You can vote for the ones you find deserving by visiting willofsteel.in and bring them the honour, recognition and support they deserve. The more votes a story gets, the sooner it will be felicitated and recognized. Here are the ones that I have voted for:
1. JADAV PAYENG
His story- This lone ranger took up the mammoth task of planting trees and has already covered 1360 acres of land and converted into forest area in Assam. His efforts have helped migrating elephants, rhinos and tigers to name a few. If you find his story inspiring cast your vote to help him get enabled.
Do I really need to say why? Jadav Payeng has been solely planting trees for over 30 years hence giving life to hundreds of Elephants, rhinos and tigers covering over 1360 acres of land which has now become a lush forest. He has been named as the ‘Forest Man’. A short film has been made on his story that has won several awards in many international ceremonies over the world including the Cannes. Need I say more?
2. BHAKTI SHARMA
Her story- Bhakti is the youngest female swimmer in the world to swim in 5 oceans (Indian, Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Antarctic) and 7 seas. Coming from the desert state, Rajasthan (India), pursuing the audacious dream of open water swimming has never been a cake walk. She has practised in lakes, rivers and swimming tubs in her bid to be the best in the world. Today she has proven her Will of Steel by doing what very few others have managed to do and is clearly an inspiration to all like her.
3. ARUNIMA SINHA
Her story- In April 2011, Arunima Sinha, a national level volleyball player, was thrown out of a running train by robbers who were after her gold chain. Her left leg crushed by the passing trains had to be amputated. This did not stop her from dreaming the impossible, on May 21, 2013, she became one of the few to climb Mount Everest.
He has given up his family and career to send out one single message to the world. Every morning, Krishnadas stands at Juhu Circle, Mumbai with a placard that says “Apne dharm pe chalo, sabse pyar karo (follow your religion, love everyone)”. He has dedicated his whole life to ensuring that as many people as possible see his message and believe in it. Krishnadas is at the circle with his message held up high every single day no matter what. He believes that persistence is the key to bringing about the smallest of changes.
This couple did the impossible. They transformed 55 Acres Of Barren Land Into A 300 Acre Wildlife Sanctuary. Thanks to them the ecological condition of the area and rapidly improved over the last decade.
For obvious reasons. Where all of us are contributing with our heart and soul to make the best use of land by creating buildings that would touch the sky and achieving other industrial and literal benefits, these two generous souls are providing the wildlife of our country a place to breathe and survive. Not only they are planting trees, they have converted 55 acres of barren land into a wildlife sanctuary. That’s why my vote goes to them!
I request you all to visit the site willofsteel.in and vote for the real heroes! It would take only a minute but would help these heroes get the honour and recognition they deserve.