Fascinating story of Drs. Prakash and Manda Amte
While the War on Terror and Harry Potter compete for the media spotlight, public health and social justice work in a remote tribal village in India hardly makes front-page news in the U.S. Deep in the heartland of India in an isolated village called Hemalkasa, a couple has been quietly performing miracles every day, for almost three decades to improve living conditions for the local tribes. What they have accomplished in this period is mind-boggling. Come and hear fascinating stories of their life and work that you won't find in mainstream media!
Quiet and unassuming couple, Prakash and Manda, provide medical care to more than 40,000 tribal people [adivasis] every year, as well as education for their children. Their commitment to tribal community has provided an opportunity to these children to become medical doctors, veterinarians, engineers, lawyers and professionals in other fields, who have returned back to serve their community. Wild life orphanage is another initiative of the Amte family. Prakash received the title of "Padmashree" from the Government of India for his exemplary service to the Madia tribes and the orphaned wild life in the region. Prakash and Manda Amte are among the very few Indians to be honored with a postal stamp by any foreign country, such as the Principality of Monaco.