I moved out of India 6 years ago and ever since I did, the feeling of being away from home had constantly haunted me; and there was no better way to feel connected to my homeland than being a part of an organization which attempts to fill that void, by transforming the lives of those in need with the help of education. I have been involved with Asha for more than 4 years now, first with Asha Purdue during my grad school and now with the Asha Portland chapter.
I firmly believe that quality education is everyone’s right and the best way for us, as a society, to progress forward. I also feel privileged to have been born in a family where good education and quality of life never seemed like asking for too much. Having said that, I do strongly feel that such privilege comes with a responsibility to help others who were not as fortunate as me. Here, with Asha, I am doing my bit to ensure that I fulfill it in the best way possible and it has been a source of immense pleasure and contentment. I hope you do the same with your generous donations and help me reach my target of $1000 for my 10k run this year. This run is one of the several events that we organize every year, all for the common goal of raising awareness and funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. Every single penny you donate is going to go to our supported NGO – Sandya Savarthan Sanstha, an educational institute for differently-abled children in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. And, in return, you will receive hundreds of smiles from those little kids and a sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart.