It has been proven time and again how social service is an important aspect of overall development of students in Vidya Bharati schools. Thus it is no surprise either that most of these students continue to be engaged with social and community service, all throughout their adulthood as well.
The story of positive changes brought about by Vidya Bharati alumni are numerous and equally inspirational in nature. Among all these narratives, the stories of Anubhav Agarwal and his team compiled of members like Indeeshwar Pruthi, Rajeev Verma, Monica Dhir and Sarika Khurana stand out in their own right.
Anubhav Agarwal is an alumnus of Mahashaya Chunilal Sarswati Bal Mandir, Hari Nagar, Delhi. He is a businessman by profession and runs his own organization named ‘Navbharati’, which deals with automobile tools. Mr. Agarwal also holds the position of ‘Adhyaksh’ in the Saraswati Bal Mandir Alumni Association.
In order to help those in need Anubhav ji along with his fellow alumni formed an organisation named ‘Purv Chatra Sangathan’, which organizes blood donation camps and tree plantation drives frequently. The 'Sangathan' consists of approximately 200 members who are all alumni members.
Indeeshwar Paruthi is an alumnus of MCL Saraswati Bal Mandir and a part of this association as general secretary. He did his B.Com. from Delhi University and presently owns his own business. He has been actively associated with blood donation campaigns and manages all social networking sites.
Rajeev Verma is also an alumnus of MCL Saraswati Bal Mandir. He did his B.Com from Delhi University in 1993 and joined his family business. Presently he holds the position of director in a company involved in import of handbags. Since 2015 he has been actively associated with blood donation campaigns as well.
Monica Dhir is also an alumna of MCL Saraswati Bal Mandir, Harinagar and a part of this association. She did her Masters in Mass Communication and Political Science. Presently she is pursuing her LLB degree. Since 2017, she has been actively associated with blood donation campaigns, organised by the ‘Purv Chatra Sangathan’.
Sarika Arora an alumna of MCL Saraswati Bal Mandir, did Nursery Teachers Training from Institute of Child Education. She is a home maker and she has been associated with blood donation campaigns, organised by Purv Chatra Sangthan since 2017.
The first blood donation camp was started in the year 2001. During the event the then inexperienced team was able to arrange 55 units of blood. Presently the organisation is gearing up for their 9th blood donation camp which will take place on the 19th of January, 2020. Various other activities, such as eye check up, health check up and ‘swadeshi mela’ will be organised as a part of the event. Shri Hansraj Hans and Padma Shri awardee, Shri Ram V. Sutar has been invited as Chief Guests. Approximately 6000 to 7000 attendees are expected to attend this mega event. Like every year a rally on blood donation awareness will also be organised in the week prior to the event.
Over the past nineteen years, the organisation has grown from strength to strength and their work is covered across various print and digital media and received several honours for their good work.
The success of ‘Purv chatra Sangathan’ is a true example of strength of good intentions and hard work among like minded people.
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