In India there are several sections of the society who are facing struggles to live a life of dignity. But also there are few people in this world, who are selfless and work hard to bring a smile to innocent faces. MD Khan is one of them and well known for his charity and helping hands for needy people. To assist the underprivileged population the President of National Human Rights Anti-Crime and Anti-Corruption Bureau, South India - Mr. MD Khan regularly organizes camps in villages to spread awareness amongst the locals, and empowering them to buy their bread and butter. With the aim of poverty-free India the social activist and his team is working day and night for a change in society through awareness campaigns, social work, and other activities.
Social activism plays an important role in bringing about social changes for the betterment of society. Mr. Khan is a social activist, who is committed to bringing in social reform and devoted his life to the upliftment of the oppressed section of society. Like an ordinary citizen, MD Khan was also a common man, but unlike others he didn't just sit back and watch the news on television that people are suffering. During this difficult time of COVID 19 MD Khan and his team are regularly visiting many villages to donate the basic requirements. Amidst the crisis where the second wave strains healthcare resources, Mr. Khan is increasingly providing essentials than most government agencies. His passion and hard work has brought about a lot of change in the society. We need more examples like MD Khan to make India poverty-free.
FailWise: Tell us about your background and journey.
M D Khan: I was born in a middle class family and my childhood was as tough as others where people had to struggle for unemployment and inequality. At a very young age I understood the importance of people's rights. I met many influential people during my fight against inequality in the society of underprivileged people. At every aspect of life I have proved myself as an extraordinary leader, and humble human being. Many times I rendezvous with failures but without any support I continued to progress in life. I work towards uniting people to save democracy by hearing every voice. And slowly my infectious smile steals the hearts of the people, who look at me with a great hope for their future. My discipline and dedication are the two keys that led me to the position of Tamil Nadu State Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC). My peaceful manner of fights against discrimination attracted number of youths who later joined me in my journey.
FailWise: What motivated you to start this public service?
M D Khan: Poor condition of underprivileged people in different parts of Tamil Nadu motivated me to kick start this public service. When I saw that people were starving to death in slum areas, I couldn't control my emotions and offered my helping hands to the needy society. I have always been extremely peaceful and have always adopted non-violent methods in order to oppose things. That has turned me into a role model for many. I started understanding the problems faced by the underprivileged and felt the need to serve them. I had enthusiasm to change the world around me, make a difference with my ideas, seek solutions that have never been sought, run successful ventures, generate employment for many, and give rise to new sustainable ecosystems. Unlike most of the other people, my dream was to be a social activist from the start and today I am becoming a voice of poor people in Tamil Nadu.
FailWise: What are the key learnings that you learnt during your journey?
M D Khan: Social work is a deeply rewarding profession, but it can also be an incredibly stressful one. Selflessness, emotions and empathy are the key things that every human being must have. Then only we can change the present condition of our society and improve the quality of life of underprivileged people. Through my campaigns I had gained knowledge about social work practice, about problems of people and in society.
India has one of the highest youth populations in the world. So, youths should learn their different strengths so that they can serve the society. For social reform, a diverse range of people have to come together and fight against exploitation. Only in this way can we make India poverty-free and reshape the nation in terms of betterment. A journey full of struggle teaches us many valuable lessons. Struggle builds character, makes you stronger, and enables you to grow in all aspects of your life.
FailWise: Your learnings from failed attempts at life. Your opinion on "what not to do".
M D Khan: "Failures and adversity are better preparations for long term success than effortless progress". People think that failed attempts are shameful and painful, but my attitude on failure is a little different. According to me failures are learning experiences, so I deal with them more calmly. Like others I also faced a number of failures in my life, but I believe that failed attempts are extremely powerful as they enhance realism and creativity. After so many failed attempts I thought I have to develop something that had never been done before to be successful. From my life experiences I trust that we should not take the help of lies in any circumstances. For our own benefits many times we choose the wrong paths, but these routes never lead us anywhere. Hence, the path of truth and honesty is the only way to live a successful and stress less life.
FailWise: What are the challenges you have faced so far from family, friends and society?
M D Khan: In the journey of ambitions, some get lucky and succeed the first time. But for me that wasn’t the case. I continued to learn and grow. I had no support from my friends and family. My family wanted me to pay attention to my studies only and focus on the handsome earnings. But as my interest was in social activities, I had faced a lot of challenges to convince my family.
As a politician I also faced challenges from society because no matter what you do or say, even if it’s the right things for the right reasons and what needs to be done, half the population will scream at you and call you names and tell you you’re wrong.
Well it is very difficult to be a social activist and politician because you are exposed to several issues, people, critics, tons of work and responsibilities, money, but the most difficult issue to handle is Power.
FailWise: Any message that you want to convey to society.
M D Khan: Social reform holds the key, not only for reducing distress but also for changing personal and community life. According to me there is no better way to drive change than standing up for what is right. Social change starts with an individual and then transforms to society. As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in this tough time, youth should come forward, and volunteer to help the society as much as they can. No matter where you are in the world, the only thing which you need to help others is willingness. I always encourage youth to bring new initiatives in helping the society and gain skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, education reform, and community organizing activities. My message to the youths who are willing to enter in social activities is that the path is difficult and full of challenges but don’t sacrifice your family, social life and fun. Hence, balance your life.
FailWise: Where can we find you on the internet?
M D Khan: You can contact us on
Failures and adversity are better preparations for long term success than effortless progress-MD Khan