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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

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No child left behind

Rehan, Shiza and Samreen love stories and midday meals. All that their parents want is for them to enjoy going to school. Hema Rawat reports.

Noddy's opening show enthralls a packed house

An estimated 1,600 students from three schools in the Capital, as well as a group of 50 underprivileged children who had gathered at the Siri Fort Auditorium to enjoy an encounter with ‘Noddy in Toyland’, witnessed from up close the antics of the lovable little hero with his signature big eyes, droopy cap and red jersey.

Bag of books

As part of its You Read, They Learn, Hindustan Times is launching an initiative called the 'Bag of Books'. HT has partnered 100 schools across Delhi-NCR for a book-collection drive. The books collected through this drive will be distributed to children who need them, through our partner NGOs Pratham and Goonj. The drive will conclude on August 16. List of schools

Fields of Borsi produce scientist

The fields of Borsi, a backward village in Chhattisgarh, are light years away from Hyderabad’s National Centre for Nuclear Sciences and Mathematics. But for 29-year-old Puna Ram Sinha, that quantum jump was no more difficult than skirting a ditch in his backyard.

Farmer's son makes his mark

Growing up, Aravind Sigadala had to make do on a barely-filled stomach on even the best of days. Hunger, however, took a back seat to the fire that raged in his belly for education.

A class act in UP's Kutiyawa

All the 1,000-odd villagers in Kutiyawa are literate and aware of their rights. This was not always the case in this economically backward village of gaderiyas (shepherds) and lohars (blacksmiths) in eastern Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkar Nagar district. Sachidanand Shukla reports.

How Kritika went to the US

Sitting in her parents’ small vegetable shop in Dehradun as a child, Kritika Kumari would see tourist cars whiz past to Mussoorie and often hoped the tourists would buy some vegetables. Today, her hopes are different and dreams bigger. Abhinav Madhwal reports.

Dream blooms in Delhi slum

A motley bunch of children surrounded Shabnam in a balwadi (kindergarten), but few had any interest for the song she sang. The scene outside the window held more promise. But as the song went on, they became engrossed despite themselves and the class ended up singing and dancing to her tunes, literally. Nivedita Khandekar reports.

Ranjit Kaur’s Cinderella story

International judoka lives her dreams, chases sporting glory and education with gusto. Shaheen Parshad reports.
 

Chetan, the legend of Kota

Chetan Regar, 19, inspires people. The mechanical engineering student in IIT-Rajasthan is a legend in home city Kota, the country’s coaching hub for engineering entrance tests.

Ratankanvar’s march into IAS

When Ratankanvar Gadhvicharan, daughter of a vegetable vendor in Ahmedabad, cleared the civil services exam in 2008, she became the first woman from Gujarat to be selected to the Indian Administrative Service in the previous 15 years. Mahesh Langa reports.

Big dreams from a tiny mud hut

Studying under streetlights, a dhobi's son cracked engineering entrance exam. Eileen Singh reports.

From housekeeper to corporate manager, Satish earns his spurs

Eking out a living by mopping and cleaning at an ordinary hotel in Jamshedpur, Satish Chandra Buriuly, 33, never thought hard work and support from a loved one would bring him a yearly package of Rs. 10 lakh some day. Saurav Roy reports.

HT's Bag of Books filling up fast

Parents and schoolchildren from across Delhi and NCR are contributing heartily to Bag of Books, Hindustan Times' book-collection initiative launched earlier this month. Vasudha Singh reports.

Driver on the road to a legal career

Dharmendra Kumar, 22, had to give up his studies four years ago because his father, a daily wage labourer, could no longer pay his school fees as providing for two meals a day for his family of five began to drain his earnings. Anupam Trivedi reports.
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