Have you ever wondered how inspiring people start their journey of selfless service towards humanity? In this personal and riveting paper, 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dr. Prakash Amte reflects on the genesis of his People’s Brotherhood Project, a full-fledged hospital servicing 40,000 patients from India’s hinterlands per year – free of charge.

He shares that “in today’s knowledge-based society marked by cut-throat competition everyone is busy getting ahead of someone. What is missing in this ‘maddening crowd’ is brotherhood, a spirit of fraternity, a sense of belonging.” It is safe to assume that Dr. Amte and his volunteers found their true calling, a place where they can truly belong.