In the course of our daily lives, we tend to come in touch with people from different walks of life. At first glance, they might seem like ordinary, run-of-the-mill human beings but among them, there are some whose courage, strength, bravery, selflessness and sacrifice has brought comfort and joy to countless others.
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These are the unsung heroes – the people who remain outside the scope of the limelight but nonetheless work tirelessly to better the lives of others. These people come in all sizes and colours, caste and religions. In fact, they actively attempt to break down the barriers that segregate society.
Good Samaritans are hard to come by in the modern world but these people reaffirm our faith in the innate goodness of humankind and show the world that you do not need to be someone special to act for the improvement of others around you – you do not need abundant economic resources at your disposal, you do not require political or religious clout.
All you require is the urge to help your fellow humans and the willingness to take the initiative. Regretfully, some of these people have laid down their lives for the cause they believe in but still people have not heard their names. Why not know a little more about such unsung heroes?
When Arunima was 23 years old, she was a state level volleyball player. Once when she was travelling by a train, few thieves in trial of robbing her things threw her from the train where the carriages went over her legs. She counted that 49 carriages went by. Her legs were amputed to save her life, but after 2 years she made a record of climbing Mt Everest, as the first amputee woman.
She was just at a tender age of about 17 years when she faced a shocking incident of being badly raped by a gang of four people, while her friend was taken as a hostage. She took some time to recover herself from the incident and soon she took to writing and became an author of two very strong books. Both of these books were published on the New York Times.
When the deadly Uttarakhand flood took place in the year 2013, everyone remembers about the army helping people to get rescued. But this one girl Mamta Rawat was never credited of managing to save more than thousand lives at the age of 24 and that also without any of the support from the government of army.
There are many heroes all over the world whom we remember and take inspirations from. But these 15 are the real life heroes whose deeds and bravery may be are not recorded in books and magazines but are still a source of inspiration for many people all over the world.