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Chhattisgarh IAS Officer Helps Tribal Kids and Trafficking Victims Script Success Story!

Jashpur’s District Collector Priyanka Shukla started an initiative called ‘Yashaswi Jashpur’ (Successful Jashpur) in July 2016 under its Mission Sankalp to further quality education across higher secondary and high schools.

The initiative uses funds generated by the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), a trust established in districts affected by mining activities funded by contributions from miners.

What Shukla has done is to effectively utilise DMF funds to initiate a systemic change of school education in the district, and the results have been impressive.


This Coimbatore Man’s Stunning Wooden Cycle Is Viral for All the Right Reasons

Coimbatore-based PK Murugesan is a cycling enthusiast, and when his regular bicycle was severely damaged in transit, he went ahead and designed one out of wood!

While wooden cycles are already a thing in western countries, the trend is yet to catch up in India, where cycles continue to have metal bodies that are often flimsy and susceptible to external damage. Also, the ones that are sourced from abroad are typically expensive. An interior designer by profession, Murugesan had initially tried looking up a frame for his damaged cycle but couldn’t find one. Following research, he took to modifying his cycle using engineered wood or plywood frame. Except for parts like the tyres, wheel rims, handlebar, seat, gear assembly, front fork and crank assembly, the entire cycle now has wooden fitments, giving it a sturdy body that can withstand external impact.


Kids in This MP District Have Saved Rs 1 Crore in ‘Piggy Bank’ Savings Accounts!

Coimbatore-based PK Murugesan is a cycling enthusiast, and when his regular bicycle was severely damaged in transit, he went ahead and designed one out of wood!

While wooden cycles are already a thing in western countries, the trend is yet to catch up in India, where cycles continue to have metal bodies that are often flimsy and susceptible to external damage. Also, the ones that are sourced from abroad are typically expensive. An interior designer by profession, Murugesan had initially tried looking up a frame for his damaged cycle but couldn’t find one. Following research, he took to modifying his cycle using engineered wood or plywood frame. Except for parts like the tyres, wheel rims, handlebar, seat, gear assembly, front fork and crank assembly, the entire cycle now has wooden fitments, giving it a sturdy body that can withstand external impact.


Chhattisgarh IAS Officer Helps Tribal Kids and Trafficking Victims Script Success Story!

Jashpur’s District Collector Priyanka Shukla started an initiative called ‘Yashaswi Jashpur’ (Successful Jashpur) in July 2016 under its Mission Sankalp to further quality education across higher secondary and high schools.

The initiative uses funds generated by the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), a trust established in districts affected by mining activities funded by contributions from miners.

What Shukla has done is to effectively utilise DMF funds to initiate a systemic change of school education in the district, and the results have been impressive.


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