Parenting - Other | 0-18 yrs

Lesser Known Indian Men Who Are Positive Role Models


Most of us are aware of International Women's Day, but not many of us know that the November 19 is celebrated as International Men's Day. 

But, what is the goal behind celebrating International Men's Day?

According to the official website, "International Men’s Day encourages men to teach the boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man."

The day is also celebrated to promote better relations between the two genders, recognise the efforts of men have made significant contributions towards the society, and increase awareness about the difficulties faced by men.  

While people of world celebrate this day in various ways, like organising events or felicitating men working for the society, we bring to you a ClipBook that tells you about eight Indian men who are positive role models for everyone.


Alok Sarin

A mental health activist and a psychiatrist, Alok Sarin has been a major force behind the mental health movement in India. Along with helping write the mental health policy for India, he has also been a respectful voice in the mental health conver...

Dashrath Manjhi

While road connectivity throughout India is increasing, there still are areas where traveling by road isn't a pleasant experience. It was in one such village that Dasarath Manjhi was born. And, he took it upon himself to ensure that people of his ...

P Sainath

Journalists shoulder a huge responsibility. There are many who take pride in their work and work towards the betterment of the society. P Sainath's career in journalism spans 34 years. During this time, he has won more than 40 international and na...

Prasanth Nair

The Indian Administrative Service, or the IAS, was described by Sardar Patel as the 'steel frame' on which would rest the bureaucracy of India. It is the IAS officers who help the government carry out its duties. Prasanth Nair, an IAS officer, use...

Arunachalam Muruganantham

You may not be familiar with the name Arunachalam Muruganantham, but you would definitely have heard about the movie Padman. A Muruganantham invented the machine that can make low-cost sanitary napkins. His invention has not helped improve hygiene...

Rippan Kapur

Rippan Kapur founded Child Rights and You (CRY) with 50 rupees in 1979. He was an average middle class man without 'connections or wealth', but he believed that he had to help the children in his country. And, not only did he achieve his dream, bu...

Dr Madhav Chavan

Education plays a major role in social upliftment and overall development of any society. Although there are a vast majority of Indians who still cant read or write, the literacy has been increasing. And, all this wouldn't have been possible witho...

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