LiveMint ran a series of articles commemorating 60 years of independence by writing about 60 people who are making a difference in the India society without being in the limelight. Every person mentioned is doing a stellar job. The reason for this post is the latest, and I guess the last profile in this series - that of Virendra Singh of UP.
Virendra Singh has founded the Pardada Pardadi Educational Society(PPES). His main objective was educating the girl child. His never-give-up attitude and no-nonsense business-like approach to the problem at hand gives inspiration. He faced many problems but each time he overcame them with his experience of managing companies for many years and, needless to say, his intrinsic wish to work towards education of the Girl Child.
Do read the article.