Going past their call of duty, BSF personnel posted in West Bengal's Malda district made arrangements for Bangladeshi nationals to pay last respects to a relative on the Indian side, who died of multiple ailments a few days back.
The dead body of 55-year-old Abdul Khaleque was brought near the zero line for a handful of relatives from Bangladesh to bid a last goodbye.
"After Khaleque's death, his family members residing in Keshtopur village under English Bazar police station area requested our 44th battalion of the BSF posted in the area," a senior police officer said, according to The New Indian Express.
He added that some of their relatives lived on the other side of the border in Bangladesh and wanted to see Khaleque's mortal remains before the last rites were performed.
"At last, the commandant accepted the request," the officer said.
Family Approached Commandant Through Local Panchayat
The family had approached the commandant through the local panchayat Pradhan. He contacted the head of the battalion and was given the nod.
"Khaleque's family members were asked to inform their relatives in Bangladesh and told to bring them near the zero line of the border," the BSF officer said.
After getting permission from the commandant head, a message was conveyed to Border Guard Bangladesh. The dead body was kept near Zero Line for 15 minutes from 10 pm.
One of the Keshtopur's villagers Mehtab Mondal said the wish of Khaleque's relatives could be fulfilled only because of the BSF's effort.
"I was also present there. Escorted by the personnel of the Bangladesh Border Guard, the relatives from Bangladesh came and conducted the last rites. We witnessed the BSF's nice gesture to fulfil the wish of Khaleque's relatives living in India and Bangladesh," he said.
A senior BSF official said the force organised various drives to develop cordial relations with the residents. "On various occasions, we transported patients to hospitals and extended help to students. This is part of our work to take local people into confidence and receive information from them about crimes happening in the border area," said another BSF official.
An 11-year-old student surprised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by asking him to get admitted to a private school because of government schools' poor quality of education. The Class 6 student approached the CM while interacting with Patna people and pleaded with him for schooling in a private school.
Kumar had gone to his native village of Kalyanbigha in the Nalanda district to attend his wife's death anniversary. The video clip of the entire incident has gone viral on social media.
The young child's confidence impressed the Chief Minister, who asked his officials to make appropriate arrangements for the child.
Wanted To Become An IAS-IPS Officer
In the video clip of the meeting, the child is seen saying, "Sir! Listen Na Pranaam…I want to study. Please help me. The teachers do not know how to give quality education at the government school of Neema Kaul", Hindustan Times reported.
Later, the 11-year-old Sonu said that his father, Ranvijay Yadav, worked as a curd seller. He also added that his father consumes alcohol with whatever money he earns. Therefore, he does not have enough money to afford an education in a private school.
The 11-year-old already gives tuitions to over 40 children up to class 5. He said that if the government helped him, he also wanted to become an IAS-IPS officer.
Poor Student-Teacher Ratio
The viral video won the heart of netizens, and the Opposition said that the boy's heartfelt plea speaks volumes about the condition of education in Bihar. The state is often blamed for having a poor student-teacher ratio.
According to official figures, Bihar has 72,663 government schools, including 42,573 primaries, 25,587 upper-primary, 2,286 secondary and 2,217 senior secondary schools. Moreover, the state government has also said that it was appointing over 1.25 lakh teachers in the state to better education.
Aravind Jayabal formed Raindropss Charity Foundation in 2011 while he was pursuing his Diploma. He was a volunteer then and contributed to a lot of initiatives.
He wanted his organisation to look different from others and then began an NGO with a lot of creative quotients. That's where he formed a team by bringing the support of his family and friends.
His main motto was to bring people together and work for a cause, said Jayabal while speaking to The Logical Indian.
Awareness Through Theme Songs, Short Films
'Raindropss' aims to deliver social awareness to people, and it is the first such organisation in India that spread social awareness to the public through theme songs and short films. They mainly wanted their message to be conveyed easily. AR Raihanah, the sister of oscar-winning film composer AR Rahman, is the music director and brand ambassador of the NGO.
The organisation has vivid ideas on how to create awareness among the people. They are passionate about helping and supporting the people through their organisation.
Recognised By Guinness World Records
The Raindropss organisation wanted to deliver their message globally, and its central theme was to support the differently-abled across the world. The Guinness World Records has recognised the NGO thrice for varied events.
Their first project supported hearing impairment, and they created the largest human image of an "Ear", which consisted of 1,215 participants and was achieved in collaboration with Sathyabama University on December 3, 2016.
Their second project was to create awareness for primary education for all, and they made the largest image of a "Pencil".
And finally, the third project was to make awareness for the differently-abled, so they made a largest human image of a "Wheelchair accessibility symbol", which consisted of 1,550 people and was accomplished in association with Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science & Technology (CSE Dept) on December 3, 2018.
Lifetime Experience For Underprivileged Children
The Raindropss took the initiative to fulfil the dreams of the underprivileged children who wanted to travel by aircraft, so their first trip was planned from Chennai to Madurai.
That was a very memorable one as it was the first remembrance day of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. After the aerial view, they travelled by road to Rameshwaram. Then recently, they took a few disadvantaged children and travelled from Chennai to Madurai by aircraft and visited various Iconic places in Madurai, as per the information available on the NGO's website.
People in Raindropss organisation are not full-time employees of the NGO; they work for the people in society. The future aim of the organisation is to develop a free school for deprived children. They support young people as they bring a lot of developments around the world.
With the ongoing crisis around the globe and the war in Ukraine, many say honesty and kindness are on their way out. However, this heartwarming incident from Navi Mumbai will make you think twice.
Two garbage collectors in Mumbai's Uran Taluka came across a bag full of gold jewellery and cash while they were on their everyday duty. Instead of keeping it for themselves, the duo decided to hand over the bag to the police and assist them in tracking down its original owner. The bag mentioned above contained a gold mangal sutra, a mobile phone and some cash inside it.
What Actually Happened?
As per a Free Press Journal report, the bag fell from a scooter. Back on May 7, Sushali Dhananjay Nakhwa's 10-year-old daughter Vidhi Dhananjay Nakhwa fell ill and was hospitalised due to it. Sushali, a fish-seller, and her husband were trying to put together money for their daughter's treatment. He was on his way to a jewellery shop on his scooter to sell a mangal sutra of around 35 grams inside a bag. However, the bag fell on the road by accident.
It was then discovered by the two garbage collectors, identified as 18-year-old Ashraf Asgar Sheikh and 23-year-old Amit Lalji Chaudhary, who are both residents of Bori Pakhadi.
Amit and Ashraf came across the bag alongside the road near Anandi Hotel while they were busy collecting usable items in the garbage. They instantly took the bag to Uran police station and handed it over to them to help the cops track down the owner.
The active initiative of the police soon helped them trace the original owner with the help of the mobile found in the bag. They asked them to come to the police station to take their lost items with all necessary verification steps.
Despite knowing that the items inside that bag could change their fortune overnight, Amit and Ashraf set a tremendous example of honesty and kindness, and The Logical Indian salutes them for their kind act!
Raguram Raghulan, an 8-year-old curious young boy, has some extraordinary talents that rarely anyone of his age possesses. Born in Chennai and currently living in Minnesota, USA, Raguram is making India proud with his exceptional talent in maths and memory.
The young kid can solve high-level advanced math problems, recite 1000 digits of Pi blindfolded, and tell the day of the week for any date (be it in the 19th or 21st century), besides having other unique abilities.
Understanding his grasp on maths, memory and other activities, his parents ensured his participation in not only Olympiads but also extracurricular activities, and he didn't disappoint them in either. Thereby, leading to setting the world records and winning many accolades.
Felicitated With Several Records
For reciting 1000 digits of Pi blindfolded, Raguram has been felicitated with the Universal Book of Records, Future Kalam Book of Records, and Asia book of Records. In addition, he has other records in his name, including India Book of Records, World Records India, and Champion of the Universe Awards, among others. He has also won gold, silver and bronze medals in several National and International Olympiads like TIMO Thailand Olympiad, AIMO Asian Olympiad, PIMSO Philippines Olympiad, HKIMO Hong Kong Olympiad, ISMC Singapore Olympiad, WMI World Mathematics Invitational, Math Kangaroo Exam and World International Mathematics Olympiad.
"He can simultaneously recite 1000 Pi digits while performing multiplication of 5 on the Abacus. Owing to a strong maths foundation, he has the remarkable skill of determining the day of the week for any date, be it in the 19th or 21st century," Ramya Raghulan, the child's mother told The Logical Indian.
Realised His Potential During COVID-19
Ramya shared that when his son was five-years-old and about to enter Kindergarten, they taught him some basic maths so he could catch up with his peers.
But then, when the parents realised that he grasped the maths concepts very quickly, they enrolled him in maths tutoring. But his real potential in memory and advanced maths was noticed after the COVID lockdown period when everyone had extra time to spend productively.
When the child was home-schooled during COVID last year, it gave his parents the flexibility to let him focus more on Olympiad preparation. He was able to prepare for 3-4 hours a day on advanced maths concepts and analytical reasoning.
"As he attends school this year, he can spend about 30 minutes each day and a good 3-4 hours preparation the day before the exam. Foundation laid last year still helps as we build on that and keep moving forward," Ramya shared.
Besides being a mathematics genius, Raguram plays the piano very well even when blindfolded and is a brown belt state-level karate player. He has been honoured with the Dr Abdul Kalam Dream Student Award for showcasing his multiple talents. He also composes short music bytes and actively explores other instruments like xylophone and jalatarang. He has over 300 self-created videos on his own YouTube channel.
"He doesn't enjoy reading history much or anything that is a bit slow-paced and takes his time. For example, he hates waiting in huge queues or any wait time in restaurants, etc," Ramya said.
"My son has also been awarded in dollars and rupees by winning Olympiads, which helped him save some money and buy his favourite toys. He has slowly gotten into the habit of setting aside some money for the needy and donating the same," she added.
'Proud Of His Extraordinary Talents'
Raguram's parents are incredibly proud of his extraordinary talents, which have helped him bag various national and international accolades in Maths. Beyond all the success or fame, his parents want to see him grow up to be a man of his word, who is kind, happy, optimistic and independent.
On asking who is his role model, Raguram's immediate response was "Mommy, because she is the one who teaches me and guides me". Then he added, "Dr Abdul Kalam because he is a space scientist and I want to be a scientist too one day".
"I aim to help people when they need it. I want to be an astronaut and a karate master," he concluded.