Thirty-five years ago, Dr Prakash Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte chose to live in a doorless hut, without electricity in the remote region of Gadchiroli to serve the tribals free of cost. The Ramon Magsaysay award winning husband-wife were felicitated at Vashi. The couple said that they will never stop working for tribals, despite the growing Naxal threat there. Son of famed Gandhian, Baba Amte, who had selflessly worked for leprosy-afflicted people in the region, Dr Prakash said all the so-called hardships of living in the jungles vanish every time they cure an ailing tribal. He shared with the audience that it was amazing to see the grit for survival among the Madia Gonds tribe here. Once, they had to put 100 stitches to suture the badly injured scalp of a tribal man. He bore the pain even though there was no anesthesia available in the jungle. Monika Bhosale – NMTV News.
October 25, 2015