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.