Dr. Mallinath Kalashetti
Coming from a small village near Akkalkot, he has done M. Sc. in Mathematics. He has successfully implemented ‘Sant Gadgebaba Swachhata Abhiyan’ and ‘Paryavaranpurak Gaon’ schemes as a government officer. When he was Collector of Nadurbar district, sudden heavy rains caused floods and the whole village got affected. He himself worked hard on the ground level with people’s participation and helped the villagers to come out of that natural calamity. That village is now known as ‘Mallinath Nagar’ by his name. As a commissioner of Kolhapur district, he has implemented cleaning program of Rankala, Panchaganga, various gardens in the city very effectively. In recent floods, because of his timely done cleaning work many lives are saved. Plantation, water conservation, cleanliness, avoiding plastic use are his motives of life.
As a handicraft artist he has created many options for plastic products and helped to save the environment. He has created a paper pen which contains seeds. So after using it, when it is thrown away it helps in plantation and avoids waste generation. As an environment activist he is keen on developing novel ideas of eco-friendly products.
He is an enthusiastic photographer and an environmental activist at heart. He is always busy in capturing pictures of environmental importance. Because of his apt photographs number of environmental issues were got attention and addressed properly.
Robinhood Army was initiated by Mr. Anand in August 2014. It started with 2 persons now 40000 Robinhoods are working in 13 countries and 40 cities. These activists collect the extra food remaining in the marriages, parties and hotels etc. They go and check the food if it is good then it is distributed to needy people. Up till now they have served food to more than 1,60,000 needy people.