Education is the best gift that a parent can give to his/her child because it will enable the child to carve a future for him/herself. The child will have the power in his/her hands to decide his or her future. In other words, educating the children means empowering them.
Those of us who are lucky enough to complete our education, not only school education but college as well, dont realize, how lucky we are. How much power do we have in our hands? We choose which professional field to work in or in other words decide our future for ourselves. One can add various arguments like we too fall in the rat race to earn a living, in order to be alive we fulfill the basic need, thats why we study hard and choose a profession and other arguments. But the question that such people raising such questions need to ask is: what is the difference between a kid going to school and a kid working at food stall or begging?
When one starts analyzing from this point of view then will one understand that the kid going to school is on his/her way to lead a life of dignity as a grown up person whereas the circumstances has not allowed the kid working at footstall or begging other than this. That kid had no choice to choose a living; he/she had to do this to keep on living, to support the family in meeting both the ends meet. Thats the big difference that needs to be filled up.
A civil society must work towards up-liftment of such kids who are denied the gift of education because of cruel circumstances. But that should not be done through gimmick charity works like distributing clothes, free food etc on occasions to commemorate something. Something substantial needs to be done. Charity works like these are kind of providing a blanket to have protection for sometime. Charity organizations need to work for child welfare programs which work towards providing quality education to poor children who will remain uneducated otherwise. Providing the school will not be enough to bring them to school as they wont be able to bear the other expenses for books stationary, travel. So other facilities like these needs to be provided for free, along with free education.
Envisioning this mission in mind, Baba Amar Singhji opened, Guru Nanak Garib Niwaj Education Society in 2006. This society works towards developing child development programs to provide free education and all other facilities like stationery, medicinal facilities, free bus service etc. to poor children to support them in their education. Make your contributions in this noble work started by this society to provide a life of dignity to the poor children who may not get to enjoy the gift of education otherwise.