The determination to help others, to serve and help should not be limited by any boundaries or an exclusive agenda. When the act becomes spontaneous new horizons are opened and different ways to usher in positive impact becomes possible.
With this boundless desire to serve others, Vidya Bharati alumnus of Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Deen Dayal Nagar Kanpur, Ravi Kumar Gupta founded the ‘Jai Navodaya Pariwar’ along with other alumni members from his school.
Mr. Gupta who is presently working as Branch Manager for a Non Banking Finance Company, had started the organisation two years back, which now includes 20 other members and prominently works in the education sector. They provide career counselling and financial help to meritorious students who want to pursue higher studies, but are unable to do so due to lack of funds. Till now, more than 100 students have received assistance from ‘Jai Navodaya Pariwar.’
While speaking about his organisation, Mr Gupta, said that he had no fixed plan to serve the education sector exclusively but felt by helping the next generation to secure a better future for themselves will ultimately help the society as a whole. Many of the students who have been guided by members of the organisation are doing well in their lives and according to Mr. Gupta, it is one of the biggest achievements of his life.
The organisation frequently conducts career counselling classes and the students are informed about these classes through social media. The members also hold a monthly open forum session where all can discuss their difficulties and achievements.
‘Jai Navodaya Pariwar’ is also associated with various other social services as well, such as organizing charity marathons all over India, distributing food and blankets to the homeless, and spearheading plantation drives in neighbouring areas.
When asked about what inspired him to open his social service organisation, Mr. Gupta gave credit to his school for introducing him to the importance of leading a life of service and he feels that it's amply evident that each and every student has grown up with the same values from the fact that most of the alumni he knows are involved in some kind of social service. He and his fellow members got the idea of setting up ‘Jai Navodaya Pariwar’ inspired by the ideals of Vidya Bharati itself.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatara Parishad thanks Mr. Ravi Kumar Gupta for sharing his thoughts with the Vidya Bharati community.
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