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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

shreesh jadhav - super story

this is what makes a great start to the morning.
Shreesh Jadhav was ranked second across India in the JEE and completed his B.Tech in computer science with a perfect 10 CPI. A recipient of the President’s gold medal at IIT, he spurned all offers of plum scholarships from top foreign universities. Instead, he went on to do his Ph.D from IIT, Kanpur....He continues to positively impact the lowest rung of the social ladder. Recently, he helped save the life of 12-year-old Sarita, who developed a hole in her heart. Her operation in Bangalore cost Rs 3 lakh and on reading Shreesh’s email, I had contributed my bit, but was doubtful if he would meet the target. But, as I recently found out, Sarita was back home in Kanpur after a successful surgery, making me put my faith in Shreesh’s words that “there are a lot of good people in the world, we just need to reach out to them”.

Unmarried, he has dedicated his entire life towards a social cause. He joined the Ramkrishna Mission after his doctorate and, by now, has taught computer science to several thousand students at their university, besides managing various projects spread across the country.
whole story here.

hat tip: charityfocus

2 comments:

piush said...

can some one provide me with contact details of shreesh?

i still remember months i had spend with shreesh in tribal areas of jhabua and dhule teaching the tribal children way back in 1989.

regards,

piush

csm said...

piush - he seems to be at belur math near kolkata. you should be able to google their contact information.
he goes by the name of Swami Sarvottamananda as per the times of india story which i had linked to.