Vinod Kumar Kanathia bank manager at Allahabad Bank leaves his job to spread education among women in the villages of Ferozepur Namak. The story of the grit and determination of Vinod and his ability to adapt his approach to the requirements of rural India makes a facinating and inspiring reading.

Despite its proximity to ‘millennium city’ Gurgaon, Mewat is frozen in time. But one man is determined to usher in a transformation. With education as his weapon and more than 100 comrades to help, Vinod Kumar Kanathia took to the fields of Mewat. In 2001, with 25 students and five teachers, he introduced the first informal education centre for girls in the district. Supported by the government’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Kanathia’s Adi Gram Samiti now runs 110 centres across Mewat, and a few in Rajasthan.”

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The Tutor in Mewat

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