Naman Munot, a fifth-year student of at BITS Pilani, recently donated 20% of his first salary to an old age home.
Representing how young people across the country are aware of their surroundings and are enthusiastic about creating change, Naman decided to make this donation in the name of one of the many old age homes he has been visiting over the years.
“I have seen this happening in many families that once the elderly people are bedridden, they are usually looked down upon by the youngsters. But while there are many organizations working for young people, education of children, women rights, etc. there aren’t many that are working for old people living either with their families, or in old age homes,” says Naman.
He also plans to start something in the future that will enable him to provide employment to the elderly so they have something to do even after retirement.
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“This way I want to make them feel useful and also help them earn,” he says.
After finishing his four-year-long Civil Engineering course from BITS Pilani, the 23-year-old is now working on his research thesis in IIT Delhi for Masters in Physics.
He has also taken up a part time job as the creative head of a hospitality group. On receiving his first salary, he decided to donate it to an NGO named SHEOWS that runs an old age home called Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram. His action can be inspirational for many of his age.
You can visit old age home’s website here and donate as well.