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Anadi Bera

Set up a residents’ association called ‘People’s Welfare Association’ in WB — empowered them to gain access to govt health and literacy programs

Arn ChornPond

-Cambodian musician, human rights activist and survivor of Khmer Rouge regime

-‘child of war who became a man of peace’

Alexandra

Ocasio-

Cortez

-US Senator — gave students the chance to volunteer during elections

Satish

Dhawan

-Shouldered moral responsibility of failure of PSLV

Edinburgh Seven

-First 7 women to study medicine at Edinburgh university in early 1870s; were denied degree despite passing all exams -persevered, received MDs from abroad and went on to practice medicine

London Medical College

-Established- 1st ever college exclusively to teach medicine to women

London Medical College

-Resilience

-Fortitude

-Perseverance

-Determinatio n

-Commitment

-Courage of conviction

-Patriarchy

London Medical College

Edison

SHREYA SHREE

Hired scientists smarter than him to help in inventions

had

a corporate research lab type model

Declared ‘dumb’ as a kid; went on to become a great inventor

-Self

awareness about limitations

-Took steps to deal w/ it

Ammal

Farhat

Ammal Farhat, first female taxi driver in Saudi Arabia

Gandhi

AIR 71 – CSE 2021

Anecdotes

Withdrawal of NCM

Brought women into the fold of indep movement

Misappropriation of funds

Gandhi & wife fasted for

2

got

from some businessman without any reason

Bachche ko no sugar wali advice

Ideals:

Human beings as ends, not means

Sarvodaya

Swadharma of performing duty

Work is worship

Self sacrifice

Satya and ahimsa

Nari

Shakti

Dignity of labour

-Dedication to duty

-Commitment to service

-Humanism

Kadambini Ganguly

-1st practicing woman doctor of India

-1st woman graduate of India

-1st woman to address a session of the congress

Lou

Gerstner

-Turned around IBM

-Transformational leadership

-Introduced team bonuses and awards

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Tulsi Gowda

-Environmentalist – encyclopaedia of forest

-Padma Shree – 2021

Harekala Hajabba

-Padma Shree Awardee

-Never received formal education but built primary school for underprivileged

Fredy Hirsch

-inmate in Nazi labour camp

-organised school for children in Auschwitz concentration camp, ran a discrete library

-Resilience

Anna Hazare

-Ralegan Seedhi

-India Against Corruption + anshan

Michael Jordan

-Michael Jordan – if he made a mistake during a match or didn’t perform as expected, would stay after the match and practice the shot for hours; rejected in Varsity teams, twice rejected by NBA teams

-Learn from failures; come back stronger

-EI

-Fortitude

-Self awareness

-Dedication

Nitish Kumar

-said he’d only attend weddings where no dowry is involved

Persuasion (?) as a method of attitude change

Ramnath Kovind

-Dalit child to President of India

-Effort

APJ Abdul Kalam

SHREYA SHREE

AIR 71 – CSE 2021

Invention of lightweight prosthetics

Opposed govt on several issues of public welfare

Lead by example

Inspired to dream big

Not to be afraid of failures

Don’t care too much about what people think

Unparalleled humility + deep compassion

Devotion, dedication and determination towards work

As a leader, accept failures as own, but credit success to

team mates

PURA

for holistic national dvpment

TV Anchor

Supreet

Kaur

-Informed of her husband’s death through her own news bulletin; maintained professionalism through remainder of her airtime

-Emotional intelligence

Nadia Murad

-Work towards ending use of sexual violence as a weapon of war

-Even abducted, sold as a slave by ISIS

Dita Kraus

-librarian of Auschwitz

Ann

Mulcahy

-Saved Xerox

-Had to layoff some workers, but didn’t end retirement pensions or reunion for retirees etc — kept the values of the company intact

-Tried to minimise negative impact on workers

-Compassiona te leadership

Wangari Mathai

-Wangari Mathai’s Green Belt Movement

Nelson Mandela

-Challenged Apartheid regime of S Africa

-Non-violent struggle

PM Modi

-Pradhan Sevak, not Pradhan Mantri

Naga Tribes

-went from being hunters to major protectors of the Hornbill

-Attitude

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Cornelia Sorabji

Lala

Bahadur

Shastri

-took responsibility of loss of lives under his tenure as railway minister & resigned even though not legally reqd

-15 days parole – for ill daughter who dies in 3 days; returns 12 days early to jail

-Fair criticism of US intervention in Vietnam despite dependence on PL480

-Returned illegally brought mangoes in jail despite being his favourite fruit

Sherley Sandberg

-‘Lean In’ – transformational leadership style

-Empathy

Mahesh Sharma

-Padma Shri recipient

-Convinced tribes of Jhabua for rain water harvesting

Socrates

-Drank poison for upholding his ideas as true

-Courage of conviction

Hariet Tubman

-Sacrificed youth fighting discrimination & apartheid

Tessy Thomas

-At ISRO – led successful launch of Agni Missile

HC Verma

-Padma Shree

-Shiksha Sopan

M

Visveswarai ya

SHREYA SHREE

While resignation

went to office by govt car, returned via

private car

For reading govt file

govt candles; vs personal candles for

own books

-Integrity

Jack Welch

AIR 71 – CSE 2021

CEO of General Electric

‘nurturing leadership’ style

Malala

Yousafzai

Mohd Yunus

-Conceived the idea of Self Help Groups in B’desh

-Empathy

-Compassion

Youthquake

-New Zealand — elected representatives below 30

Louis

Zamperini

-Olympian, POW in Japan for 2.5 yrs –

-Resilience

Josef

Mengele

Auschwitz camp doctor – competent in jobs of exterminating Jews

Matsuhiro Watanabe

‘The Bird’ – competent Japanese officer — tortured PoWs

Various Administrators

Who

What they did

Values portrayed

Remark

s

IAS Mir

Muhammad

Ali

-Kannur became 1st plastic free district

Sanjeev Chaturvedi

-Uncovered corruption at AIIMS

IAS OP

Choudhary

directed funds for tribal education in S Bastar region

IFoS Anshu Pragyan Das

-Eco-villages in Odisha —

-Muduligadia – 1st village in Odisha w/ self-sustainability + zero waste + ODF 2019

IES Satyendra Dubey

curbed corruption

objectivity

Justice Anil R Davi

-Recused himself from NJAC case constitutional bench because he was member of NJAC Committee

IAS Divya

-Major societal reforms in Telangana

Sucheta Dalal

-Brought to light the Harshad Mehta Scam

-Whistle-blower

-Integrity

Naresh Gangwar

-Edu Sec, Raj – took suggestions from teachers, expedited delayed administrative work

Randeep

Guleria

-AIIMS Director – first one to be vaccinated, to remove vaccine hesitancy

IAS Pankaj Jain

-Katni distt; Sent her daughter to Anganwadi centre

Ashok Khemka

exposed DLF Land Grab

IAS Rahul

Kumar

-Ate at a Dalit widow’s house to bring positive attitude

IAS Saurav Kumar

SHREYA SHREE

Dantewada

Lunch with collector

counselling session

IAS Ake Ravi Krishna

AIR 71 – CSE 2021

Adopted a whole village ridden w/ violence;

enrolled for organ donation

-Compassion

IAS Kundan

Kumar

-Unnayan Banka – interactive online-offline education method using AI & Big Data

-Optimism

-Innovative

-Attitude

-Commitment

IAS Athar Amir Khan

-Awareness campaign against child marriage in Bhilwara district

Justice

Khanwhilkar

IAS Tukaram

Munde

-Works with integrity despite numerous transfers

IAS Ritu

Maheshwari

-Installed new electricity smart meters to tackle prevalent electricity theft in Kanpur

IAS P Narhari

-Building a barrier-free environment so PwD can move about safely & independently (MP)

Durga Shakti Nagpal

Prasanth Nair

-Compassionate Kozhikode

-Operation Sulaimani

-‘Collector Bro’

-Spirit of service

-Empathy

Armstrong

-People’s road in Manipur

Israeli Palestine kids