Seema Waghmode

Seema Waghmode

Seema is giving a new lease of life to commercial sex workers for the past 25 years. Supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seema-led NGO Kayakalpa in Pune is rescuing commercial sex workers and their children by providing them with regular health check-ups, food, education, and shelter.


Other Winners

Reji Thomas – A Father to 28 HIV-positive children

Mumtaz Chand Patel – A Mother knows no religion

Bhargsetu Sharma – A Braveheart and animal rescuer

Reshma Pathan РIndia’s First Stunt Woman

Pushpa Preeya – A Penman for the specially abled

Gulafsha Ansari – Bend it like Gulafsha!

Sufiya Shaikh – You don’t need to give birth to be a mother!

Ketan Chodvadiya – Surat Hero who saved several from a burning building