“And, when you want something, All the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it” says Paulo Coelho in his much acclaimed novel, The Alchemist.
When Raj Giri’s father was diagnosed of a severe health issue, his entire family went bankrupt to pay for the treatments. Yet, his father could not be saved. His family today leads a very tough life with hardly any member to earn a decent livelihood. But that has not stopped this young boy from studying. Yes, Raj Giri is a student of the Jagadbandhu Institution. Even though he lost his father and his family was left bankrupt, his zeal and love for education did not end. He was struggling hard to continue his education and just then Great Eastern Appliances appeared in his life with a scholarship of Rs 10,000/- which would help him pursue his higher education.
Raj is not the only one, Moumita Shaw is a college student whose father has passed away and now her elder sister is the sole bread earner for her family. Inspite of the difficulties her family goes through every day, Moumita has not given up her studies.
Another young girl coming from a conservative Muslim family is Rubaiya Khatun, a student of Tollygunj Girls High School. Even though she has faced many adversities due to her social background, gender and financial status, she has held her head high and continues to study. Her family supports her as much as they can, but financial issues have always been a bar for her.
Ratan Mukherjee had lost his father when he was young, and his mother has abandoned him recently, leaving him with his grandparents. His grandmother works as a housemaid and is the sole earner of the family. Needless to say, this young boy has a very difficult life but education is something, which he has refused to give up.
All these students who are meritorious and are eager to continue their studies have received a helping hand from Great Eastern Appliances. This noble event, an initiative of Mr. Pulkit Baid, the owner of Great Eastern Appliances, took place at the Technocity store on 12th December 2016. A scholarship of Rs 10,000/- has been provided to 16 students for their higher education. 14 of them took part in the event. However 2 of them who are blind students from Premasree could not be a part of the event due to the unavailability of someone to accompany them. Their cheques have been kept aside and will be provided to them later.
A noble cause indeed has been taken by Great Eastern Appliance of not only spreading happiness and smiles but also education.