Europe has been reeling from a deadly winter chill in the recent days. Istanbul is hit by the worst snowfall in recent years. Almost 65cm of snow falling in parts of the city overnight, and hundreds of flights cancelled and Normal life is paralysed.
The mercury levels is dipping low but the harsh treacherous weather has failed to deter the warmth of human kindness.
Since the extreme weather began, this shop in Turkey has opened its doors to animals who might otherwise have perished in the cold.
The man named Selçuk Bayal, who runs a small stationery store and cafe in Istanbul. He is a kind hearted animal lover. He often donates his time to help homeless animals living nearby. But with the current harsh cold weather condition he decided to go even further — by transforming his business into a temporary refuge for nearly a dozen stray cats.
Dodo reported, Bayal said, “We are human, and these animals are entrusted to us by God. We are responsible for looking after them.”
The animal lovers appreciated his efforts. While few of his customers have criticized him. Loosing revenue had not deter him to send the cats away but, he has responded by placing a board in the shop saying: “Those who are bothered by cats, do not shop here!
Despite potentially losing some customers, helping to keep the cats cozy and fed through the harsh winter comes with its own rewards.
“They are grateful for any kind of help. The cats’ glances tell us that they are thankful,” says Bayal. “Our doors are open to all living creatures — hungry cats, dogs, and even people. It does not matter.”
Antonino Fernandez THE billionaire founder of Corona beer has reportedly made his entire home village millionaires in his will.
The Corona beer founder Antonino Fernandez born in the Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado in 1917.
Antonino emigrated to Mexico with his wife in 1949 at 32-years-old to make his fortune, eventually becoming the CEO of Grupo Modelo in 1971, the company which brews the world famous beer Corona.
Most people enjoy the toast of their success and left their fortunes to his or loved ones in his old days. But,this man is a rare exception, hasn’t forgotten his roots even after getting the taste of success.
The drinks mogul left £2 million each for of the villegers living in that village. It is rare to find such a generous man in the todays world where only 8 people own just as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world’s population.
Generous Fernandez died in August this year at 99 years of age. His will left £169 million to the residents of the village in Spain’s Leon province. Only 80 people live in this village.
Once counting Raghuram Rajan, the ex-RBI governor as student and now planting 50000 trees.
Alok Sagar, a resident of New Delhi, did his bachelor in electrical engineering from the prestigious IIT Delhi and got his masters degree from the institute in 1973. He went on to complete his PhD at Houston University in Texas, US, before returning to India to become a professor at his alma mater.
While teaching at IIT Delhi, Alok had groomed numerous students, including Raghuram Rajan, the ex-RBI governor as per Speakingtree. To contribute to the society and for the growth of the country and it’s people he quit job at IIT Delhi in 1982. After quitting the job he started working on the grounds with the tribals in Betul and Hoshangabad districts, helping save the environment — one tree at a time.
In Betul district he has planted 50000 trees. Today, he lives a simple life. He can be seen riding bicycle, collecting and distributing seeds among tribals at a reasonable rate.
When politicians are busy with the baseless fight over degrees the professor is keeping up with his promise of serving society and uplipment of the tribal in rural Madhya Pradesh. For the past 26 years, he has been living in Kochamu, a remote village with 750 tribals, lacking both electricity and roads, and with just a primary school.
His low down to earth profile grew suspicious among local authorities during Betul’s recent district elections. This proves there is no place for good man in the society.
Alok can speak many languages and dialects used by tribals in the region. He owns just three sets of kurtas and a cycle. He is closely associated with the Shramik Adiwasi Sangathan, and spends most of his time working for their upliftment.