Lots of people agree how great Gandhi was, but how many seriously try to follow in his footsteps? Rangaswamy Elango is a doer, not just a dreamer. He has managed in a few short years to completely turn around his village. Kuthambakkam, Elango’s home town, is now widely regarded as a model village for rural India. Elango’s goal is networking with other village leaders to create “economies of permanence” or local self-reliant sustainable villages in India. His story is very inspiring, so much so that I seriously considered moving to his village to learn more.
Here are a few links to help you learn more about Rangaswamy Elango’s village work:
+91 44 25016595 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1sOKR7K-EU Elango the changemaker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8xdB5TYlm4 Dignified toilet project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRxfzO8i6b8 ABC documentary