NELSON MANDELA

  Introduction A democratically-elected Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa. His inauguration in May 1994 was graced by several world leaders. His administration, The Government of National Unity, was suitably dominated by the African National Congress (ANC) – the current governing party of South Africa.  The contours of Mandela’s political thoughts …

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER: 1875-1965

Reverence for Life: All Forms In 1952,as Mother Teresa tottered towards the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Albert Schweitzerwas proudly accepting his. He couldhave lived luxuriously in his native Germany. A university lecturer, amusician, a writer, a speaker and an organist were just a few of his list ofaccomplishments. Despite his successes, he surrendered all to …

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MOTHER TERESA

Mother Theresa: 1910-1997 Soon after Gandhi death, Mother Theresa became an Indian citizen and initiated her own Charitable Foundation. Four years after its inception – June 1952 – in a blinding monsoon, she skirted the perimeter of the local Medical College Hospital in search of the sick and dying. As if expecting it, she stumbled …

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The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Boy

Early Life and Education January 17, 1968 the world celebrated the first docking of the two manned space crafts, Soyuz 4 and 5.  Several thousand miles away in a somnolent village a nano-hero docked with planet earth.  Sunil Kumar was born in the district ofPratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.  His native village, set in a bucolic vale, enclosed by …

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