The idea of serving the underprivileged has been the seed. Where people hesitate to tread their steps towards service, a group of students from BITS Pilani initiated the voluntary efforts to serve the needy people from the lower strata.
They started teaching to the children of mess workers and construction labor and used to visit local villagers. One day, Kashiram Ka, a regular visiting Rikshawala didn’t appear in the gathering. Wondered, the students visiting his home ended up with an epiphany on the conditions of life in the village of Pilani. The Riskshawala who met with an accident is bed ridden. The girl child had to drop out to help her mother in day to day ablutions. They can’t afford medical care. They eat Roti that is cooked days ago. The encounter indeed motivated to explore deeper on one’s responsibility for a better tomorrow. Back to the Campus, the group announced a meet-up for those who wants to contribute for the Nation. The group is pleasantly surprised to see 150+ students dropping in, realized the very fact that we are NOT ALONE.
The ignited hearts didn’t give up after the passing out of Studies. The graduates who got placed across India in various MNCs continued the Spirit. Each of them identified various initiatives in and around their respective locations and thus, formed Chapters, inspired colleagues, raised funds and started volunteering during weekends.
Thus, ‘My India’, a humble passion driven initiative by a group of 6 students evolved as ‘Nirmaan’ in 2007 as a Registered Society with the motto ‘We Have Only One passion, The Rise of a Great Nation’ and grew multifold, with the financial and moral support of people from various walks of life viz., Philanthropists, Technocrats, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Social Activists, Social Science Experts and last but not least Funding Partners.
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