When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, goes an age-old saying. Indeed, there are hundreds of problems that life throws at us, and we always end up cursing our fate for it. Humans tend to cry for what they do not have, rather than being grateful for what they have.
Life has been far from easy for Vikas Singh, a student of Class 11 from Panipat in Haryana. He is differently-abled but possesses a lion’s heart. Vikas made his family, village and his Sikh community proud by scoring 94% in the Class 10 examinations, topping his class without any significant support.
However, his financial frailties threatened to hinder his progress. Vikas wanted to study further, but his family, which had gone through considerable financial hardships, did not have the wherewithal to fuel Vikas’ dreams.
That is where we stepped in. We were mighty impressed by Vikas’ dedication, hard work and passion for studies, and we extended him an education grant.
Vikas may just be a schoolboy, but his life is a lesson for all of us. Life has been terribly unkind to him, but rather than cribbing about it and wallowing in sorrow, Vikas decided to turn adversity into opportunity, and that never-say-die attitude has made him an achiever. It is people like him who make our work worthwhile.
The motto of the Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation has been to help people like Vikas in overcoming their difficulties. Often all that is required is a small help, which turns out to have a big impact on the lives of the poor, needy and downtrodden. Our volunteers have been going to the remotest corners of far-flung villages and helping people who are deprived of cakes and ale. Do support us so that we can make the lives of the underprivileged sections of society a little easier.