Everyone knows the power a world-class affordable rural education infrastructure can have in transforming India. It will not only improve knowledge capital but also social and spiritual capital. Baba Iqbal Singh has shown how to achieve this through his three-decade old Akal Academy journey.
He started his journey in imparting quality education with 5 children in one classroom in a remote hill in Himachal Pradesh. Today, he is educating 60,000 kids, largely from rural areas, and imparting value-based education mostly in and around Punjab. He plans to do even more as he turned 93 in 2016. How far can this mission contribute to rejuvenating a Punjab that is in disarray? This may well be the most daring mission!