We all have mostly seen heroes in the films or some superheroes in animation films that use high VFX. But heroes exist in real life as well. They can greatly impact society and help mankind beyond imagination.
Do you know the definition of a true hero or a real-life hero?
Internet Definition states that:
“A man of distinguished courage or ability or admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities” is a real-life hero.
So, Gossip kiGalliyan brings you a few real-life heroes who are perpetually inspiring us by their courage and deeds. And, they all at some point have made all of us proud.
# Wing Commander AbhinandanVarthaman
He is our superhero from IAF who returned home safely after he was held captive for 60 hours by the Pakistanis. His return was celebrated, and the entire country was proud of him.
He was able to shoot down the technologically superior F-16 Fighter Jet. He also received Vir Chakra for his bravery.
# Abhijeet Banerjee
Abhijeet is an Indian-American economist who won a Nobel Prize in 2019 for the techniques and approach to alleviating global poverty. And, this made the entire nation proud of this priceless gem.
Licypriya is our child environmental activist from Manipur, who is passionate to fight against climate changes. She has urged the government to take immediate action to save the planet and to pass the climate change law.
For her great efforts to protect our mother earth, she was awarded Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Children Award.
# Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth
She became the first female Indian fighter pilot in May 2019, and she qualified to undertake combat missions in India. Since then, there is no looking back and she became an inspiration for all the young ladies to join armed forces.
# Menaka Guruswamy & Arundhati Katju
This power couple who are lawyers too, fought for the rights of homosexuals and to decriminalize homosexuality, created history by winning this case. And, the world has honored them for their achievement as their fight for justice has helped take a step for LGBTQ rights in our country.
# M. Vanitha and RituKaridhal
They are the rocket women of India! They are the mission directors behind the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2. They broke all the gender stereotypes and proved the whole world that women are equally capable of achieving goals.
# K. Sivan
K.Sivan is an Indian space scientist and chairperson of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and he is popularly known as the “Rocket Man”. He has always made all Indians proud.
He has contributed to multiple programs and by running many successful missions, including Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan.
# Mary Kom
Who doesn’t know this charismatic lady?
She is an Olympic boxer who has made history by winning eight World Championship Medals. She is the only woman who became an Amateur boxing champion six times. And we are so proud of her. Hats off lady!!!
# Dutee Chand
Dutee is an Indian sprinter and a national champion. She has stolen everyone’s heart by her performances on the track and she is the first openly gay Indian athlete. She is truly inspiring as she always stood for the LGBTQ community to spread awareness.
# Narayan Reddy
He is identified as one of the most kind-hearted persons. He is a famous YouTuber and can be found under the name“Grandpa’s Kitchen”.
He used to cook gigantic meals for all the underprivileged or orphan children. But he took his last breath in Oct 2019.
You will always be revered as a superhero Grandpa!
# Hima Das
She is one of the most promising athletes of India and holds a national record in 400 meters. She is not only a champion but a kind-hearted girl, who donated half of her salary to Assam’s flood relief. She has always made us more than proud.
# PV Sindhu
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. She made history and became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championship.
She has and is still winning accolades for her stupendous talent.
These are just a few of the several super-heroes that our country is proud to have. They inspire us in walks of life and there is so much to learn from them.
A grand salute to each one of them!