Monday, 12 September 2016

[] This IIT professor who once taught Raghuram Rajan is now working for tribals


This IIT professor who once taught Raghuram Rajan is now working for tribals :-has planted more than 50,000 trees.

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A degree in engineering from IIT Delhi, a Masters degree, and a PhD from Houston were just stepping stones for Alok Sagar, an ex-IIT professor. Alok has been living for 32 years in the remote tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh, and serving the people living there.

While teaching at IIT Delhi, Alok had groomed numerous students, including Raghuram Rajan, the ex-RBI governor, reports Speaking Tree. After resigning from his work, Alok started working for tribals in the Betul and Hoshangabad districts of Madhya Pradesh. For the past 26 years, he has been living in Kochamu, a remote village with 750 tribals, lacking both electricity and roads, and with just a primary school.

Alok has planted more than 50,000 trees in the region, and believes that people can serve the country better by working at the grassroots level. "In India, people are facing so many problems, but people are busy proving their intelligence by showing their degrees rather than serving people," Alok told the Hindustan Times.

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