30 Sep A memorable launch of Lakshya @ Trichy
“No happiness is greater than the one which comes from helping others”.
– Thanks to Bhumi for helping me realize this!
I’ve always wanted to find a way to exhibit my altruistic tendencies but being a college student, I hadn’t found a suitable way to contribute. After many a try, I finally stumbled upon Bhumi, which eventually proved to be the best way for me to give back to the society.
Though Bhumi by itself has so many projects, I feel that the Lakshya project is the best among all the other projects. Showing love, care and, affection to the kids and guiding them to success is the mantra of this project. Our Trichy team started the project successfully on 23rd September, 2012. The day I had been looking forward to for a while, and one that I will cherish forever! We met the kids and introduced ourselves. . Though initially a bit taciturn, the kids became more ecstatic as the ice breakers session progressed and were bubbling with happiness towards the end. .
The entire day was filled with a plethora of activities. ‘Balloon burst’, deserves a special mention as it was the activity that was enjoyed the most by the children, which helped them shed their inhibitions. Even before I gave them the instructions, the children had started to run around the room and began to break the balloons tied to their legs. Having burst all the balloons, they even grabbed the remaining ones from us.
Finally after the events, we asked each child about his/her ambition, and everyone replied confidently about his/her aspirations for the future. In my opinion, it would be more suitable to call them the future doctors, mechanical engineers, IPS officers, and military men! Than just mere kids!
The children went on to say that they loved their parents a lot – this left me speechless, and also inspired me to develop into a good mentor in Lakshya. I hope one day I’ll get to hear about how much they adore the Annas and Akkas of Lakshya!
In addition to all of this, the day was a great learning experience for me. I learnt a lot from the sense of unity which they exhibited through their good co-ordination skills. I also felt ashamed of the way we nag and gripe, even though we enjoy a sophisticated life. The session inspired me to be a good mentor, and I learned how to guide the children on a good path towards a successful future. I think I would be very proud of myself and would have an unrivaled sense of satisfaction on being a small part of their success story. Hats off to Bhumi for developing Lakshya!