“Serving your country is the source of ultimate satisfaction” - Vidya Bharati alumni Abhishek Pandey.
Abhishek Pandey is an Electrical Engineering student and an alumnus of Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bairiya, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh. Despite his young age he has been associated with several social causes, including Covid 19 relief work. Recently he shared his experiences via a short interview, whose extract has been given below:
Interviewer : Please tell us something about yourself.
Abhishek : I am an alumni of Vidya Bharati and did my schooling from Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bairiya, Ballia (1999-2007) and Nagaji Saraswati Vidya Mandir (2009). I completed my schooling from Gyan Peethika Sr. Sec School, Ballia (2011) and went on to study at D N Polytechnic, Meerut (2016). Presently I am studying Electrical Engineering at Rajkiya Engineering College, Mainpuri.
Interviewer : You had mentioned that you have been associated with social work. Please tell us more about it.
Abhishek : Yes I have been associated with social work since my school days. It is something that is part of my life and source of inspiration and satisfaction. I feel blessed to be of service to my society and country, no matter how small.
Presently I have been helping out and doing my bit during this lockdown period. I feel the economically weak has been hit the hardest and I have been trying to assist them in our village in every way possible. I have also donated towards the PM Care Fund to help our government fight against Covid 19 pandemic.
Apart from my present activities few of my previous important social work projects are :
Awareness generation about organic farming among farmers of various villages and how they can improve their lifestyle by incorporating such practices.
Blood donation in Blood Bank, Mainpuri in March 2019 for Pulwama Martyrs.
Fund donation in Bharat Ke Veer account and also to the family of Pulwama Martyr of Mainpuri Dist. in Feb 2019.
Flag day donation every year to our Armed forces.
Participation in Plantation drive in Mainpuri city on 2nd October, 2019 on direction of our CM Yogi Adityanath.
Participation in the Clean India Campaign with our PM Modiji in our city.
Interviewer: Did your school have had any impact on your life so far?
Abhishek : Yes definitely. In fact I feel all that I have been able to do so far is because of my school and teachers. The lessons that have been taught to me during my school days have shaped my personality. My values, feeling of responsibility towards the betterment of the society and the love for my country, all have been instilled in me by my school. In short Vidya Bharati has always been my greatest motivator.
I try to stay connected with my school, my teachers, batch mates and my juniors as much as possible and hope that I get the opportunity to give back as much as they have given me.
Interviewer: Would you like to give any message to the Vidya Bharati students?
Abhishek : The only message that I have for all students is to remind them they are our country’s future and has the power to change it for the better. Their focus needs to be towards serving our country and one of the ways that they can do so is by making India Self sufficient, so that we don't need to rely on other countries. From technology to farming and manufacturing, our country has enough resources to be self sustaining and today's youth can achieve this seemingly impossible dream.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatara Parishad thanks Abhishek Pandey for sharing his thoughts with the community.
If you are a Vidya Bharati alumni and associated with any kind of social or community service, kindly share your details at : www.vidyabharatialumni.org/social-service-survey and we will get in touch with you.