RAJESH SHARMA, DELHI
Rajesh Sharma, a grocery shop owner, who dreamt of becoming an engineer, but due to financial constraints, he had to drop out of college. That unfulfilled dream had turned into a free school. He runs a free school under a metro bridge in Delhi to teach children who cannot afford to go to school. His classes start at 9 am till 2 pm and then he goes to his grocery shop and works there till 10 pm. He is also accompanied by Laxmi Chandra, a tuition teacher from Bihar, who joined in 2011. Initially, there were only three students in his school and now there are more than 200 children studying.