Teaching is considered as one of the noblest jobs. But, nowadays, people take it as an easy way to mint money. Even the equation of a teacher with a student has changed immensely over time. But, there are always exceptions who make our world a better place to live.
I am talking about a social worker and a professor from IIT-Delhi who quit his job to serve the less privileged section of society.
Alok Sagar left a lucrative paying job to serve the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh, and people can't stop talking about him.
Come, let's take a look at the inspirational story of this unsung hero.
The former governor of RBI Raghuram Rajan is Alok Sagar's student.
Alok Sagar has an undergraduate and masters degree from IIT-Delhi, and a PhD from Houston University in Texas, US.
Alok Sagar left all the things in life when he realised that his true calling is not teaching but serving the people.
From past 26 years, Sagar is living in Kochamu, a place that has no supply of electricity and proper roads to travel.
A close source from an Ashram Sangathan said this about Alok:
"He is focused about nature and has been educating people on growing trees and taking care of the environment. He is a simple man who does what he says and means."
You might be wondering why this man is suddenly getting all the attention, well, if it wasn't for Betul's recent district elections, Sagar's identity would still be under the wraps.
The village authorities always found him suspicious and even wanted him to leave the village but when they came to know about his real background and qualifications they were shocked and happy.
He is a highly learned man who has command over seven-eight languages. This made it easy for him to interact with the tribals who slowly started trusting him and then Sagar encouraged them to plant trees.
Sagar travels almost 60 km every day to distribute seeds to people, and encourages them to plant trees.
That's all people.
Story Source: Indian Express
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