WE start the New Year with an article focussing on what we continue to believe holds the key to bring a change in our country: Education. Elementary education has been made compulsory for the children in our country, but what if they still want to study when they grow up and what if they do not have the resources to study?
The parents who do not send their children to school can generally be classified into two groups (a sweeping classification perhaps, but both these groups are large enough to be addressed) – one group comprises of those who are ignorant, who have no idea, no knowledge about the huge change education can bring in their life and their children’s future. The other belongs to the class of economically backward people, who can not afford to send their children to school. But with the upcoming education related laws and rights and efforts of the many, the roots of primary education is getting well-grounded (and we hope will take off as per plans!). However, at a later stage, when children grow up education is not free and there are many who bend their paths as per their financial needs. German Philosopher Erich Fronn had once said “Why should a society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”
Every individual in this society has a story to narrate, some moments to re-live, some past experiences that has turned their lives and there are some great people who have transformed their past experiences into an opportunity for others. Such is the inspiring narration of Mr. MNV. Murali Krishna, founder of Well Wishers Foundation, who is working as a Software Engineer in Deloitte Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. He believes that “The first expression of love is to serve” and says “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the second for helping others”. When approached by The Better India, he gave a detailed explanation of his organization. Here is an extract of that discussion:
People who are interested to walk the road with Well Wishers Foundation or who require more information can send an email at: nmaradana[at]deloitte[dot]com
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