Respect. At Least Ten Times More.

Respect. At Least Ten Times More.

I visited an education institution last week for a talk about the non-profit work we attempt to achieve now and then (reference Bicycle Angels) with the help of some friends and acquaintances (I also spoke of the social services work done in rural Maharastra by a NGO based in Pune, #MukulMadhavFoundation I have been a small part of on a few ocassions) ….

When the session opened up for questions from students, the very first one I was asked was, “… so, with all this experience behind you of personally interacting with quite a many benefeciaries, and seeing other NGOs work, what have you learnt most about them, the beneficiaries of assistance?”

My reply, “The so called street people, destitutes, or lower middle class, or under privileaged beneficiaries we have reached out to, with the help of many people, has naturally taught me many lessons.
One which comes to mind instantly is that when we assisted these people, in our own tiny ways, most of them treated our assistance as ‘respect’, and not as charity; and their respect for us may have been at least ten times more than my respect for them.”

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All that I have lived untill 31 Dec 2017 are my roots. 

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All that I have lived untill 31 Dec 2017 are my roots.
Roots are not just our formative years. We grow roots until the day we leave behind the impact we made with our lives blessings, gifts and earnings. #HappyNewYear

Some of the kindest acts are often done in silence.

Some of the kindest acts are often done in silence.

So I know this kid, he is my childhood friend’s son. He likes to play with a close relative’s dog, Bounce, who lives down the same street. He goes to visit Bounce nearly daily. They both go crazy seeing each other.

However, one day he did not want to go meet Bounce. The reason he gave his mum … “When ever I have to return home, Bounce feels sad. He becomes quite and very sad. I cannot see him sad. I feel very bad for him, so, I won’t go see him today.” He eventually went to see Bounce the next day.

Hearing his mom tell me about such a young kid’s ’empathy’ and feelings, I thought, ‘He is a such a kind and mature heart at just 9, suppressing his own joy of being with friend Bounce, so that Bounce not suffer the sadness of their eventual parting. A really special soul.’ 💙

Some of the kindest acts are often done in silence.

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About being radically honest.

Some of us ‘fight’ (argue/differences of opinions) with our spouses, siblings and parents more than with our close friends, perhaps because we can be more radically honest to them about them than we can be even with our close friends. However, I think, most of us are more honest about ourselves with our close friends. So I am grateful for the family and close friends balance in life.
 
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I think, nearly every day we attempt to build and add floors to the high-rise of our dreams.

 

 

Our family, they are the roof of every floor; a few of our friends, they become pillars between the floors; and those who support our non-profit endeavours, they are the beams.

Collectively, so many people support the architecture of our aims & ambitions and happiness.

Thank you for supporting our collective effort and aim – computer literacy (IT course) for a few differently abled & or visually impaired (blind) from this beautiful diwali to the next. 🙏

Happy Diwali

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Akshita

Ankita

Priyanka

Ishani

Suman

Ritu

Amit Priyanka

Dr niraj

Minnie

Thank you for supporting the ‘computer literacy course for the visually impaired’.

Thank you for supporting the ‘computer literacy course for the visually impaired’. @amitbakshi_ & priyanka, @priyankaschaturvedi Dr #NirajVora, #RitaChhabria @ic.moxie @anks2512 @akshitajainshah #MinnieMehra

 

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