The best thing one can do to give back to the society, if one wishes to- is the donation of education. Education not only empowers the future citizens, it makes them responsible toward the society too. It is like starting a cascade reaction.
I had goosebumps while watching this video (see above) by the DoRight team where this lone warrior of the mountains wages a battle against natural as well as financial odds to teach underprivileged kids. The dilapidated blackboards, the shaky benches, lack of stationary and challenging terrain are obstacles that only serve to make his resolve more firm.
His sense of humour when he points at the board and tells how it “used” to be black shows how he is not daunted by the challenges. We need more people like this in our country, we need more such people on this Earth!
This is my little way to show my support to him. My younger brother in Bhopal has taught underprivileged kids for an NGO. I wish we get more such NGOs taking up these causes in hilly regions too. Due to the difficulty in accessibility, even after so many years of Independence, these regions remain in neglect fighting it out all alone. I think these people have great potential and great spirit and it is about time they are made partners in nation-building on a more advanced level.
It has been a dream of mine to work in the hills for these simple minded and tough people. Here’s praying that Govt of India takes notice of the condition there and opens recruitment for healthcare professionals (like myself) in these regions.
Thank you for reading and watching.