Indian history is one of the richest and oldest in the whole world. There are stories in every state and every region of this country. There are names whose life can provide so much of inspiration but are hardly known or forgotten in the layers of history. We hardly know enough about people who helped shape India even in the last two centuries, except a few popular names.
What if these names are introduced again as small stories, will they create genuine interest?
What if the stories are shared throughout the year, rather than bombarding all information at once?
With this thought, the concept of Indian Heroes Calendar (IHC) was launched. It becomes easier to remember a name associated with a date. IHC is a calendar where heroes are introduced on their birth anniversaries. The purpose is to provide an interesting and encouraging introduction about each hero. Once readers get to know about the hero, they can explore them in greater details through various books and other resources.
There are subconscious advantages also of knowing these stories. They make us better aware of the historical importance of our places and surroundings. Stories connect places to people. While crossing the Ganesh Khind Road in Pune may suddenly remind you of Chapekar brothers. The mention of IIM Ahmedabad may remind you of the story of Vikram Sarabhai. Sound of fighter jets may remind us of the story of Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon.
These heroes are from different fields, including but not limited to, revolutionaries, freedom fighters, statesmen, scientists, armed forces, and arts. Over 200 such stories are already shared through this initiative. This tiny booklet contains some of these stories.
Let us join the mission to know our heroes.
To help build a knowledgeable society that remembers its heroes with pride.
Spread information about Indian heroes to each corner of the country and across the world.