There are many people who get their degrees from respected colleges but only a few use them to educate those who are illiterate and Alok Sagar is one of those who not only educated those tribal people but also helped in their upliftment.
Having done his engineering from IIT Delhi, a masters degree and a Phd from Houston, Alok Sagar an ex-IIT professor has dedicated 32 years of his life to tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh serving the people living there.
Alok had mentored numerous students ,including our ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Resigning from his work, Alok started working for tribal of Betul and Hoshanagabad districts of Madhya Pradesh.
For past 26 years he has been living in Kochama , a remote village with 750 tribal, lacking both electricity and roads and only one primary school.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Alok said “in India people are facing so many problems, but people are busy proving their intelligence by showing their degree rather than serving people”.