Going through the majority of requests for financial assistance and the family details would make all of us almost cry. We know that many may not consider it appropriate to make the observation that follows. We thjought that we should. It will serve as a reminder to us that we have a duty towards the society.
We, the privileged, cry and complain. We don't mind spending a few thousand rupees for a dinner or a party and this is sometimes more than the monthly income of some of the fmailiesof the students we support. In spite of all the financial constraints there is a will in them to want to study. To want to be something in life. Hopelessness is not their view or condition. But one can surely say that a great handicap these students are facing. Handicap - due to their growing up in conditions we can hardly imagine, due to the lack of guidance in their crucial ages of growth and also their continuous struggle to meet ends and with all these study also and that too in homes where quite atmosphere may be a luxury. In spite of all these handicaps it is heartening to note that there is determination in most of them to make something of their lives. To become someone. To grow so their next generation doesn't have to see and stay in the conditions in which they are growing up. An excellent sign.
They always have to stuggle to meet ends. If someone comes along and provides some sort of succor, in any form, believe me, they will be greatful all through their lives. This healing balm can come in the form of financial assistance to help them to tide over the problem of paying their yearly fees. Our Trust is doing precisely that. Obviously we cannot meet the complete requirement. We are trying our best. In the process we can only, at present, pay part of their fees requirement.