Gaurav Sharma is a college-going boy. I have known him since he was in school. He’s from an economically challenged family background and some of our like-minded friends support his educational needs time-to-time.
The above statement is a stereotype that you must have heard from time to time; a thousand times. Every other article talks about underprivileged students, a hero giver, and all of that. But this one is with a little twist.
What’s the twist? Who are the characters of this blog post?
The first character is little Gaurav Sharma who isn’t an underprivileged student. He’s a brilliant and talented student doing his BMM from a college in Mumbai. And yes, he’s from one of those slums in Mumbai that doesn’t decide his fate or is his profile.
He’s a hard-working and committed student who supports a lot of community service with SOMEONE SOMEWHERE.
The second character is this madman Hemang Chheda who is an ad-man. He’s equally challenged when it comes to sanity.
The third character is this soulful woman Ameetha Singh who’s a multi-talented human, and a philanthropist by heart.
The fourth character is a technology geek Sushant Kapoor who’s a simpleton with a big heart.
Let’s weave this story and narrate it.
When Gaurav started his media college, I had some ideas to support his educational needs. I knew that we would more than money. This is the time when these three angles — Hemang, Ameetha, and Sushant — came into the picture. They heard the case and without a second thought, offered warm support.
It’s hard to believe what they did but it’s shocking that such weird creatures still exist.
Hemang offered his expensive Canon camera kit, Ameetha offered monetary support to pay the fee, internet and Sushant offered his laptop.
This may or may not be shocking or surprising to some of you but it’s for me. I always wonder where these few good souls suddenly crop-up in time of distress? I wonder what makes them so selfless and compassionate?
The tools they have offered are simple but they have opened a gate to an entire universe for little Gaurav. He has his weapons in place to fight his war or life. In other words, he has the tools to create his own life. His camera kit comes handy to learn lessons and shoot content. The laptop comes handy to lots of e-learning and editing content. The money comes in handy to pay the fee and use the internet.
In this time of hatred, blame-game, terrorism, and madness these few good souls keep the name of humanity alive and I am sure there are many like them in this world who are holding the hands of the needy.