Friday, October 22, 2010

Vote and support Narayan Krishna

Dear Diary,

Mother Teresa said “we ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.”

Today I did my bit to contribute my drop of love, respect and support by voting a real hero NARAYANAN KRISHNAN. Read my post to know about him and please vote for him and support him to promote his cause.

If you had not heard of Narayanan Krishnan, as I had not, it is a collective failure. This is one of the most incredible stories of personal commitment.

Narayanan Krishnan, all of 29 years old now, does what he was professionally trained to do as a chef. Feed people. Only Krishnan does not do this in the swanky confines of a 5-star hotel. Every day, he wakes up at 4 am, cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team, loads it in a van and travels about 200 km feeding the homeless in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Krishnan feeds, often with his hands, almost 400 destitute people every day. And for those who need it, he provides a free haircut too.

According to CNN, eight years ago, this award-winning chef with a five-star hotel chain was all set to go to Switzerland for a high-profile posting. On a visit to a Madurai temple, he came across a homeless, old man eating his own human waste. That stark sight changed Krishnan's life.

Much to the dismay of his parents, CNN says, Krishnan abandoned his career plans and decided to spend his life and his professional training in looking after those who could not care for themselves. He has provided more than 1.2 million hot meals through his nonprofit organization Akshaya Trust, and now hopes to extend this to shelter for the homeless too.

Krishnan is the only Indian in a list of 10 heroes that CNN has picked worldwide to honour. One of them will be chosen CNN Hero of the Year, selected by the public through an online poll. If many Indians get together to vote for this inspiring man, he can win by a long mile.

If Krishnan wins he will get $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 that he gets for being shortlisted for the Top 10. Akshaya Trust needs all the monetary support it can get to build on Krishnan's dream. Let's help him get there.

Vote for Krishnan here. ( poll continues through November 18 at 6 a.m. ET.

Read the Full Story of Narayanan Krishnan at:


  1. Anand .... first voted for Krishnan and then i m writing this comment.... thanks for sharing this .....u r also doing a good job....Jai hind

  2. i m also going to vote for..... Krishanan uncle..... can take this post on my blog.... plzzzzzzzzz.....

  3. sure... send to your friends also... ask them to vote and support krishna uncle...

  4. Great story .. I'm going to vote for Krishnan .