Gift A Smile - Stories of Transformation

Priyanka N, First Women Metro Operator, Bangalore


It was on 21 October, 2011 that the maiden voyage of the Namma Metro in Bangalore, saw 21-year-old Priyanka N piloting the train. As the first technical diploma holder from her village, Priyanka has been using her newfound recognition to promote education. “My village people are so proud of me that...

Ridalin Lyngdoh Lyngkho


Ridalin Lyngdoh Lyngkho was born in Meghalaya in the north-east region of India. Her mother died when she was two months old and father died when she was six. After loss of both parents, her relatives adopted Ridalin and her brother and sister. She grew up in an environment where...