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A champion of women’s rights – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

India needs a Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar more than ever today when a lot needs to be done for the state of education and the condition of the girl child and there is a vacuum in the field of social reform with so called reformers indulging in polemics and games of one-upmanship.

Give them a hand – of support and applause

The power of mobility can’t be quantified. In the early 90s, Sheela Rani Chunkat, the then district Collector of Pudukkottai, in Tamil Nadu had brought about a virtual revolution by providing the twin impetuses of mobility and literacy. And armed with the two, the most downtrodden of women – mostly stone quarry workers had formed cooperative societies to become owners of the very same quarries they mined as underpaid labourers!