Community Correspondents

Khirendra Yadav

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.

Videos from Khirendra

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...

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Press Freedom in a State of Peril in Chhattisgarh

 
/ March 15, 2019

Failing to protect the freedom of press, the journalists of Chhattisgarh asks for Legislation on Protection of Journalism

Impact Story

Rural Connectivity: Video Brings Roads to Chhattisgarh’s Red Corridor

 
/ December 4, 2017

Community Correspondent Khirendra Yadav’s video ensured rural connectivity for people in Kondagaon, albeit under heavy CRPF presence.

Under the Shade of Imlee Mahua: Students Embrace Alternate Education Model in Chhattisgarh

 
/ April 28, 2017

In a remote corner of Bastar, Chhattisgarh, the Imlee Mahua School is bringing alternative education to those who need the most.

Tribals refused land documents for 28 years despite Forest Rights Act

 
/ February 28, 2017

“They keep saying we will get it today or tomorrow. But we never do.” Despair is written all over Santuram’s face, as he shares his fight to right under Forest Rights Act with our Community Correspondent Khirendra Yadav. Farmers in Nevta village of Kondagaon development area in Chattisgarh have been...

Three years later, Children get a New School in Chhattisgarh

 
/ January 9, 2017

Shankar Pradhan, 12, attended classes under a thatched roof, in the sweltering heat and rains of Chhattisgarh. Just like 100 other children, he was a student of the only government primary school in the Badwar village, which lay unfinished since three years. “They started the construction four years ago but...