Meet People creating Big Impact in India

Everyday we see petitions started by people who want to change their world for the better. When they face a problem or spot an injustice, they don’t look away, they choose to act. We see lakhs of people add their support to petitions, take actions and help these petitions win! Have a look at these amazing stories of people creating change.

RPS Kohli

RPS Kohli was shocked when he saw reports about two sikh players who were forced to remove their turbans while playing an international basketball match. He learnt that turbans are not allowed under the rules of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

RPS Kohli started a petition on Change.org which immediately got the support of 69,000 people, putting massive pressure on FIBA.

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Bhagwan Singh

Bhagwan Singh started a petition on Change.org after he heard reports that former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s house, his books and belongings would be cleaned out to make room for a new resident.

After 32,000 people lent their support to Bhagwan Singh’s petition, the Delhi Government stepped in and announced the construction of a memorial to Abdul Kalam. The memorial was constructed in 2016 and serves as an inspiration to its visitors.

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Tejaswini Naik

Tejaswini Naik started a petition on Change.org after being harassed by a restaurant delivery boy. With the support of 30,000 people she took her petition to Zomato and asked them to ensure that restaurants conduct background checks of the delivery staff.

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Sucheta Dalal

Sindhutai Sapkal is a legend in India. She had humble origins and faced hardships early in her life. At one point, she was abandoned with her new born baby and had to beg to sustain herself. But she didn’t let her child go. Instead, she spread her love and compassion to other children as well.

She started taking care of children, mostly orphans. Over the decades, she has been ‘mai’ or mother to more than 1400 such orphaned children.

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Priyanka Gupta

Priyanka Gupta is a single mother, whose daughter had one wish – a passport without the name of the man who deserted them.

Priyanka found out that while it is possible to get passports with just a single parent’s name, it takes a long and expensive court battle. That’s when she started a petition on Change.org asking the Government to simplify the rules and procedure for the children of single parents.

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Vaibhav Agarwal

“I get outraged but I never thought of taking any action. But something spurred inside me the day I started the EPF Petition. Thanks to your support we were able to get the Government to listen to the voice of the common man on an important issue.”

When the Finance Minister announced his proposal to tax Employee Provident Funds, Vaibhav Agarwal a young Chartered Accountant knew that he couldn’t stay silent this time. The proposal was a big hit to India’s salaried middle-class and took away one of the few tax-reliefs offered to them.

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