Some of the impressive personalities we have met so far through various PHOTO JOURNEYs in last 5 years - PART5
Journey so far has been great and many of the folks are sending photographs of their favorite personalities from different walks of life. Anyways, today we will talking about some folks who may not be very popular but have some done unimaginable things their lives... Let's check out this Photo Journey and explore more...
First Photograph of this Photo Journey shows Bhai Mian, who is one of the most popular Kite-flyer of the country. He has flown kites with most of the earlier Prime-Ministers and Presidents. This just a small example... Whenever you see huge series of kites flying in sky during Independence day, republic Day or any promotional stuff, there is high probability that Bhai Mian and his family has created those. Bhai Mian has numerous national and International awards in Kite-Flying. He has travelled to various countries for kite-flying events. Bhai Mian has established many kite-flying records in various countries. Check out more about Bhai Mian and his wonderful world at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2011/12/bhai-mian-kite-flying-superhero-from.html
Here is another face of country and probably everyone knows him now. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, who is a former Indian civil servant and is currently a social activist fighting for greater transparency in Government. He is one of the great leaders in Anti-Corruption movement in India. Currently he is associated with Anna Hazare for a good Lokpal Bill. Arvind was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people.Arvind Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India's Development, a Global Impact award winning NGO. In 2006 after resigning from IRS,he founded an NGO Public cause Research Foundation by donating his Magasaysay award money as corpus fund.In 2010, he along with few like minded people formed India Against Corruption which aimed at enacting of strong and effective anti-corruption law in India. All Indians wish that his fight for Anti-Corruption bring some good results for our country and good part is that many Indians are joining hands for this.
Know more about Arvind at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvind_Kejriwal
Here is a photograph of Mr. Prashant Panjiar talking at Canon Photomarathon 2011. Panjiar is a known Indian Photographer, who has worked on a number of photographic projects focusing on peasant movements and other social issues during his college and university days. His first self-financed project that received public acclaim was his work for a book on banditry in the Chambal region of Central India. He has also produced the book, 'The Survivours – Kampuchea 1984' for Patriot Publishers. His most recent work as picture editor is a book of the most memorable photographs of India from Dorling Kindersley and Penguin India titled ‘India – The Definitive Image’. Prashant Panjiar is also one of the senior photographers that selects and then mentors young documentary photographers for the National Foundation of India’s fellowship program. Panjiar has served on the jury of the World Press Photo Awards in 2002, the China International Press Photo Competition in 2005 and the Ramnath Goenka Press Photo Awards 2004-2006.
Checkout more about Prashant at - http://www.saffronart.com/artist/artistprofile.aspx?artistid=2630
Missions Red Planet story was one of the hit story on PHOTO JOURNEY and here is a photograph of Mr Sundeep Gajjar, who rode to Italy from Dubai through various countries. This is one of his many achievements in the field of Motorsports. Sundeep is popularly known as Motorgrapher and also owner of xBHP Magazine. Following link should be able to share much about this passionate fellow - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/06/mission-red-planet-by-motographer.html
Here is a photograph of Mr. Arvind Psssey, who is quite popular face among Indian Blogger's community. The one who can be seen in winner's list of any blogging contest and so on... Not sure, from where to start and when to end. A great person, fabulous writer and creative mind. Know him in his own words through following - http://passey.info/arvind-passey/
Arvind Passey is the name which is also associated with Samsung and he can be seen with wonderful Samsung devices always.
We met Shelja Kumari as Minister of Cultural affairs during inauguration of 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav in Delhi. She along with Sharmila Tagore inaugurated 14th BHARANGAM 2012.
Shelja began her political career in the Mahila Congress becoming its President in 1990. One of the senior-most dalit leaders within the Congress party, she was elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991 from Sirsa in Haryana. She was Union Minister of State for Education and Culture in the Narasimha Rao-led Congress government. Despite the Congress debacle in Haryana in 1996, she was re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha. Kumari Selja Presenting Certificate of Commendation to Dr. G. Dewan on First Chandigarh Crafts Mela
In 2004, she was elected to the Lok Sabha representing the Ambala constituency of Haryana. She was Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.On 16 May 2009, she was once again re-elected from the same constituency, making this her second consecutive victory from Ambala and was given an elevation to Cabinet rank holding portfolios of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture.
Know more about her at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selja_Kumari