Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala
An entrepreneur and towering media personality, Ronnie Screwvala wears multiple hats but we are here to applaud his stupendous work with Swades Foundation – a non-profit organization which he and his wife Zarina founded in 2013. Swades works towards empowering rural India – largely farmers – with ethical practices and modern technology. By focussing on the overall development of a village, Swades has positively impacted over 5,00,000 lives in more than 2,500 hamlets across Raigad district of Maharashtra – this includes providing medical facilities, supporting schools and anganwadis, constructing toilets, funding water projects, assisting farmers with modern ways of irrigation, paddy cultivation and so much more! Dedicated to the well being of our rural landscape and enabling reverse migration, Ronnie and Zarina are the kind of power couple we want to cheer for.