TIMES NOW features the Amazing Indians


8 Jun 2011
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MUMBAI: Highlighting unique achievements of unsung champions from across the nation TIMES NOW presents another episode of the epic show Amazing Indians - India on the Rise this weekend. Celebrating true grit and determination of Indians who have re-written the rules and set new benchmarks, TIMES NOW brings to light individual journeys encapsulating the struggle and achievements of a new India.

On the upcoming episode of the Amazing Indians - India on the Rise, TIMES NOW honours three individuals through the categories of - Ordinary Indians - Extraordinary Achievements, Stree Shakti and Incredible Innovator.

Ordinary Indians - Extraordinary Achievements showcases the indomitable spirit of the 100 year old Fauja Singh. Touted as the world's oldest marathon runner, Fauja Singh went to London couple of decades back to spend the twilight years of his life with his son. Little did he realize that his passion for running was about to usher in a new lease of life. Popularly referred to as 'the Turbaned Tornado' Fauja Singh so far has won 12 titles at World Championships. The unquenchable quest of this centenarian was celebrated by Adidas with an advert featuring Singh and David Beckham - the title of the film was aptly called, "Impossible is Nothing". With a new meaning in his life, this is the extraordinary story of an Indian for whom life has just begun!

Stree Shakti features the brilliant work by Ruchira Gupta against s#x trafficking. President and founder of Apne Aap - a grassroots organization which has supported over 10,000 helpless women and children, Ruchira has worked for 25 years to end s#x trafficking in India. Having won the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Commitment to Leadership in Civil Society in 2009, she was chosen in 2010 to be part of 'Clinton Global Initiative Lead'. Ruchira has also been awarded the Abolitionist Award by the UK House of Lords in 2007 and has been honoured at the White House for her work to combat s#x trafficking. Having won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Investigative Journalism' for her documentary, 'The Selling of Innocents' Ruchira works tirelessly towards achieving her goal.

Amongst the Incredible Innovators are Sunil Saxena, the Dean of a media institute and Satyendra Pratap, a former journalist from Rampur who founded India's first mobile-based rural news service - Gaon Ki Awaaz. This innovative technology empowers the rural masses through timely information dissemination. News alerts are transmitted twice a day to villagers living in and around the Rampur-Mathura village of Uttar Pradesh as voice messages, on their phones. What started with only 25 villagers, reached a base of 250 in the first six months.

Watch these untold stories unfold on TIMES NOW

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