The Better India was recently mentioned in Prime Minister Modi’s Mann ki Baat – which came as complete surprise to us. We found out as it happened live, along with a flood of messages from readers and family members expressing surprise and sharing congratulations. That really was a fun way to spend a Sunday! Check out the clip below.
Thank you @PMOIndia for highlighting our efforts! The Better India remains committed to shine a spotlight on inspirational and unsung heroes and those creating a positive impact in society. @MannKiBaat_PMO #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/vATf1B93FC
— The Better India (@thebetterindia) December 30, 2018
As perhaps many of our long-time readers (who have been our guide, support and motivation for all these years) are aware, TBI began as a blog by two people trying to share with their world the good impact that average citizens created across the country every day.
In no time at all, it set up a feedback loop of good things. It became very clear that positive stories could impact people, both at an individual level and a community level!
You can read about some of the impacts we helped create in the early days here.
The journey from the blog to a global media platform with a unique vision that reaches out to millions of like-minded readers daily has been long and fulfilling, powered by the unending encouragement of our readers and the dedication of our staff – many of whom began as readers who wished to contribute!
Many of our long-time staff also come from diverse backgrounds, who decided to join our vision when it was little more than good intentions and struggle.
To be named and recognised at such a level is yet another confirmation of those good intentions, and like all such unexpected surprises, this one was a motivation to ensure a worthy platform to showcase the efforts of those who are making India better.
Sticking to our ideals has clearly paid off, and the accolades that TBI has received in recent times is a testament to that.
We are not alone in the task of making this world a better place. You, the reader, and all of us, here at TBI, stand together in this.
It takes grit, determination, and even a certain amount of stubbornness in the face of negativity.
Over the past decade, TBI has covered thousands of stories about things that are working.
We need only get involved in whatever capacity we can, to begin a massive chain-effect. So let us begin!