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
Asish Mitra (left) who hails from Guwahati
and Pankaj Karnade (Pune)
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
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
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.”