Medha Patkar

Social Service (Maharashtra, India) 2006

Medha PatkarSocial Service (Maharashtra, India) 2006

MEDHA PATKAR – The daughter of a Freedom-fighter and Labour Union Leader, she has not only inherited her father’s legacy but has also elevated it to new heights of glory. Her pioneering movement, ‘Narmada Bachao’, sparked a national re-evaluation of dam projects and the rehabilitation of those affected by them. She has emerged as a formidable crusader, unwavering in her commitment to uphold the rights of the people.

Her unwavering dedication has seen her traverse treacherous terrain and endure hunger strikes to draw attention to the plight of the marginalized. Despite facing immense challenges, she remains steadfast in her mission. Her tireless efforts continue to uplift those trapped in the quagmire of oppression bringing hope to  the downtrodden.

Her work is a testament to the power of resilience and compassion in the face of adversity, inspiring others to join her in the fight for justice and equality.

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