ALKA AGAR­WAL, LUC­KNOW

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CAT­E­GORY: SO­CIAL WORK

Help­ing oth­ers has been in my na­ture from the very be­gin­ning. It comes spon­ta­neously and I am used to help­ing oth­ers as much as I can. I used to teach kids from my fam­ily and the ones from my lo­cal area, too.

One day, I got a life time op­por­tu­nity when I was ap­pointed as As­sis­tant Teacher in Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion. I was posted in a re­mote, ru­ral area but I was happy as that made it pos­si­ble for me to teach un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren and help them out. I am also fond of writ­ing poetry and wrote my first book of po­ems, ‘Mai Aur Meri Kavita’ last year. One day when I was go­ing to school, I wrote a poem on a tree which made me re­al­ize the harm we bring to the en­vi­ron­ment. It shook me and com­pelled me to plant as many trees as I could. I formed a group called ‘Bad­htey Haath’ whose pri­mary aim is to plant as many trees as pos­si­ble. I am also as­so­ci­ated with var­i­ous other so­cial groups like GAU SEWA for cows and an­i­mals, and var­i­ous other lit­er­ary groups.

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