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Describe a resource that helped you to do something better than before. Describe it and explain why it was helpful to you.

Internet is a resource that helped me to do various things better than before. Firstly the all letter correspondence is avoided and now I do all this on Email at a superfast speed. Secondly during my school and college days there was no computerization and internet. Hence all work was manual paperwork whether it is study or writing an exam but now I can study online, gather required information from websites and even appear for Online examinations. Thirdly because I am a Trainer I need a lot of latest data and information on various products and service, which I gather from internet. This makes my lectures most valid and interesting. This is why I consider resource of internet as the most helpful to me…

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I strongly feel that Mr. Anna Hazare from Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra India is the most important person for India. Because very few social activists have captured the attention of Indians across the globe as Anna Hazare did during his “fast unto death” over the issue of the Lokpal Bill in New Delhi in April 2011. Hazare, a Gandhian by belief, outlook and practice, has become the face of India’s fight against corruption. During his fast over the Lokpal Bill, Hazare, managed to inspire and mobilize the support of even the ultra-modern Indians. The “Anna Hazare fast” can be described as the first real “social networking movement” in India. Hazare, a former Army man, began his social activism from Ralegan Siddhi, village itself where he successfully led a movement against alcoholism and made Ralegan Siddhi a “model village”. Hazare’s campaign was instrumental in the implementation of the Right to Information Act in Maharashtra, which is considered one of the best RTI Acts in India. A Ramon Magsaysay award winner, Anna Hazare, like his idol, Mahatma Gandhi, has triggered a debate over the use of fast as a means of protest in India. By sheer commitment and simplicity, he has demonstrated that Gandhian principles are relevant even in the 21st-century India.

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