Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vote for this Hero from India at CNN.

In this digital age where consumerism rules and there is a mad rush for making a career, earning a fortune and living a lavish lifestyle, we wonder whether there are enough people not selfish enough to save the planet.
Enter Narayanan Krishnan

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In 2002, Narayanan Krishnan, a gifted young chef from Madurai, India, was working for an exclusive hotel group preparing haute cuisine for the ultra-rich. But when he went home to visit his family, something he saw shocked him to his core.
“I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food,” he says.
This incident changed his life completely. He felt deeply the pain and the suffering of the hungry, homeless destitutes still his countrymen. He could no longer go to serve the ultra-rich the gourmets each costing thousands of Rupees. He decided to make a change.
Within a week he quit his job and started the movement known as "Akshaya Trust" with the simple aim of feeding healthy vegetarian food to those who can't afford it. That spark and that inspiration is a driving force still inside me as a flame — to serve all the mentally ill destitutes and people who cannot take care of themselves,” Krishnan says. 
This year he is 29. he has served more than 1.2 million meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — to India’s homeless and destitute, mostly elderly people abandoned by their families and often abused. Krishnan’s day begins at 4 a.m. He and his team cover nearly 125 miles in a donated van, routinely working in temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
He seeks out the homeless under bridges and in the nooks and crannies between the city’s temples. The hot meals he delivers are simple, tasty vegetarian fare he personally prepares, packs and often hand-feeds to nearly 400 clients each day. Krishnan carries a comb, scissors and razor and is trained in eight haircut styles that, along with a fresh shave, provide extra dignity to those he serves.

Narayanan Krishnan has been voted the top 10 Heroes of 2010 by CNN. You can vote for him and make him the CNN Hero of 2010.
Voting is very simple and requires just a click. Lets make him CNN Hero of the Year. Many more will be inspired.
I think he deserves it. Don't you?   VOTE NOW!


marie said...

I think he is like mother Teresa,the best way to do something is doing it

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