Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Your small gesture can enlighten a young mind!

Every child is the future of a nation and the world in large. Every child has the potential to contribute largely to the development and prosperity of a nation if he has been given the right amount of education. 

But unfortunately, it has been found in a survey that in India, out of every 100 children, 19 children do not go to school at all. Even if the children go to school, by the time they reach the secondary level, they are forced to quit school. There are numerous child laborers in our country who are compelled to work at a tender age when they should have been studying and playing. Heart-wrenching…isn’t it?

Literacy is every child’s basic right and only when all the children of our country would get education, this country can prosper. Tata Capital has launched a wonderful initiative known as Journey of Doing Right whose objective is to help India fight the biggest challenges such as food scarcity, child rights, illiteracy and women empowerment. 

To take a step against illiteracy, Ajeet Singh, who believes in the Journey of Doing Right came up with a brilliant and innovative concept. He started a wonderful “boat school” which provides refuge for the underprivileged children who are deprived of basic learning and education. 

Varanasi is known as the cultural hub of India. It is a holy city where plenty of people visit mainly to wash away their sins in the holy river, Ganga. Although the place is chaotic, it has a beautiful old world charm as it is one of the most ancient cities of India. 

However, it pricks the heart when we see innocent children sitting on the banks of the river Ganga involved in several kinds of menial work. Most of these children do not go to school and are deprived of basic education. To help these innocent children, Ajeet Singh, a true Do righter started the Varanasi boat school where the children of Varanasi spend two hours after their regular day. It is definitely a wonderful initiative to provide education to the children.

The boat school provides a stimulating learning environment for the children of Varanasi. However, this beautiful harbor of learning needs some further enhancements and developments in order to provide better facilities for the children. 

The boat school is a haven of learning and enlightenment. If it gets a magical transformation such as repair of the interiors, basic renovation, important facilities such as a computer, a library and stationery, it can create an ideal learning environment for the children of Varanasi. 

If you want to enlighten these young minds, if you want the innocent children to get at least some basic education, then you can contribute to the Varanasi boat school. You can also spread the word across all your social networking sites with #Scholarship. Open your heart, step on board and help these innocent souls! All of them deserve a wonderful learning environment that can help them to grow up as bright Indian citizens who can contribute to the prosperity of the nation. 

India urgently needs some kind-hearted and benevolent Indians. Yes, your small gesture can enlighten a young mind today!  Visit the website to know more about the boat school and to make your contribution.

Come, let’s make a difference together.



  1. Really great post...there is a need to do lots of work in the field of education and empowerment of poor kids. Your post is a step in the right direction. :-)

    1. Thank you so much, Gaurab. It really pains to see such small kids deprived of education and involved in doing menial work. Child labor should be stopped.

  2. Great post, Purba. India really needs benevolent Indians.

  3. Lovely write-up Purba! Let's hope and pray that this initiative is a success and helps in educating the kids. :-)

    1. I really pray this initiative becomes a big success in educating atleast some kids of our country. Thanks Archana :)

  4. PS: I have tagged you for this five day Five stories challenge here -
    Hope you enjoy it :)

    1. Thanks for the tag, Kiran. Would love to take this challenge :)


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