Community Correspondents

Khirendra Yadav

Khirendra who hails from the strife-ridden ‘red corridor’ region of Bastar is an eccentric renaissance man. He is sculptor, a painter, a street theater artiste and an ex- football player for his district. He is a long distance runner by passion and claims impressive distances and impressive speeds. He is a dalit. The oppression that he experienced and witnessed while growing up now inspires him to help his community fight for their rights. As a theater artiste he works best with awareness programs. His focus is on child rights, women’s right and HIV. His videos, he says, will be an extension of passion for art and activism.

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People in Bastar rallying for a Railway line in the Region 

 
/ May 13, 2022

They have been demanding a railway line for passengers for the last 50 years. The Bastar Chambers of Commerce and Industries are also a part of this agitation, together with various local organisations and citizens.

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Organic Farming attracts youths in Chattisgarh # छत्तीसगढ़िया युवा किसानों ने दिखाई जैविक और उन्नत...

 
/ March 18, 2022

Pradan (Professional Assistance for Development Action) and a few other local organisations have joined hands and are teaching the youths of 40 panchayats about organic farming.

Awaz Ho Buland: Marginalized Communities the Worst Affected Due to Climate Change

 
/ February 3, 2022

In the 16th episode of Awaz Ho Buland, we report on the devastating effects of climate change on forgotten communities.

Bastar Tribals Celebrate Johar Bhetni Festival

 
/ November 16, 2021

Johar Bhetni marks the coming together of many tribes and communities of the Bastar region in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Education Department Adopts a Unique Way to Impart Learning During Lockdown | COVID-19

 
/ July 29, 2021

Walls of the school and other infrastructure have been used in a unique way.

IWD2021 | Orphaned in Childhood, This Woman Fought Against All Odds to Educate Herself and...

 
/ March 8, 2021

Dr. Jaymati Kashyap has worked to preserve the Gondi language and rescued many women from human trafficking.

75 Years Since Independence, Village in Chhattisgarh Still to Get Clean Drinking Water

 
/ December 9, 2020

What is the meaning of Independence for remote corners of India if no development has reached them?

9 Months Pregnant And Yet At The Frontline. This Nurse Is A Real Hero |...

 
/ May 11, 2020

Risking her life and the life of her unborn child, Santoshi is a real hero and deserves our gratitude and salute. Santoshi Manikpuri is an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife in Kerawahi village in Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. She is 9 months pregnant and yet goes to work everyday to make sure her community...