Giving makes us feel happy. It is interesting to know what inspires the Gen Next to help the needy.
We groom hundreds of young officers on a continuous basis at the State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana), Indore. It is amazing to see so much of goodness and humanitarian concern in the younger generation. They just need some motivation and guidance.
“On the eve of independence day, my colleague Asish said let us do something good on the auspicious occasion and I was happy to join him
as my mother always stressed the value of charity.
We collected a handsome amount from the hundred odd probationers and trainee officers at the institute and donated it for the mentally challenged kids at a local school,” shared Pankaj.
Asish Mitra (left) who hails from Guwahati
and Pankaj Karnade (Pune)
are freshly recruited probationary officers of
the State Bank of India
who are in Indore for a month long training at the foundation institute.
They felt good as they sat through
the cultural programme
organized by the special kids
on independence day
at the school.
Sometime back, the faculty at the institute shared the news with trainees about a child from Nagda who was suffering from a rare disease. He was hospitalized in Indore and his parents had exhausted all funds.
A young officer, Nida Haq, who had come from Lucknow, took lead and raised a good amount of contribution from her colleagues, faculty and staff at the institute and went to the hospital to see the child.
According to Nida, “Charity begins at home. Same is the case with me as well. I have seen my mom and dad doing all sorts of charity in my childhood. All this I have imbibed from them.”
Bijesh Mon B, who had come to the institute recently from Coimbatore, visited Rotary Paul Harris School for the mentally challenged children along with me for a laughter yoga session. He was so much moved by the innocence and affection of the special kids that he motivated his colleagues to contribute for a good cause. They donated a public address system to the school.
Bijesh felt, “The feel that prompted me to take up the cause is to help those who deserve. And the children from the school were special and deserved most. The push was a person leading as an example. How I felt could not be described by words. It was the only and most satisfying deed I have ever done so far. Even now a positive feel comes out when I think about it.”
As a part of our corporate social responsibility, we have provided a number of ceiling fans and a water purifier to the school. Rotarian Thakur Rajesh Singh Parmar acknowledged, “We are indeed grateful to the State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana) who have come forward with generous donations many a times to help the school run by Rotary Club of Indore.”
Jagat Singh Bisht
State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana)