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13 November 2009

Helping Hands (Part 02)

This is a continuation to my previous post......
As promised to Vanajakshi we decided to go back to see her after 1 month , aslo we remembered the words of the Sister that we cannot be allowed inside the charitable trust to meet/see only one person, we do like that kind of terms & agreed happily.
So atlast one fine day we decided to go & meet few other new friends over there who are looking forward for some one who can spend some time with them. So we friends arranged few eatables like bread packets & other stuff as per our budget at that time and went to that charitable trust & just before entering into the main gate all of we are very much excited to meet our old elderly friend Vanajakshi there.
We eagerly entered into the premisis and approached the head sister who helped us alot by joining the needy Vanajakshi on their trust. She happily welcomed us and had a good talk with us for some time and later we offered her what we got with us to donote to the trust for that day and requested her to give us a permission to see Vanajakshi as we have promised Vanajakshi that we will come back to see you again. Then the sister took us to the dormitory where all the needy people pass their free time.
After a while we found charming Vanajakshi was coming towards us now she is lots more healthier than before and recognized us so soon and started crying again by explaining to the sister that how we helped her in needy time, we then took her aside sat with her & had a good conversation with her. Meanwhile I started mingling with other people who are passing their days in that trust and getting to know about their life style and tried my best to give them the moral support from myside.

Below are the few pics I took from my mobile during our secound visit to Mother Therisa Charitable Trust.

Myself,Ashu,Vanajakshi & Trivedi

Ashu Combing Vanu's hair

Myself mingling with other needy & sick people over there.

Me with mentally retarded child, she is so sweet & have a great smile

Also spent some gud tym with few other Old citizens who r left by their heartless grownup children :-x

Finally had a affectionate snap with my darling vanu... she is really so happy that day after seeing us.

That is a very special day for me which happend to be my first step towards social service by helping others who are no where related to me, I felt like I did something good in life today which gave a lots of happiness & pleasure to my soul that day. Now I relized the true meaning of helping hands & what difference it makes in our common lives, one must make a time to help others/needy who are no where related to us atleast once in our life time.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. -Albert Einstein

30 May 2009

Helping Hands (Part 01)

One day early morning when I was in a deep sleep on my bed, suddenly I received a call from one of my school friend Kumudasri.

Kumuda: "Ajay come fast to secunderabad station along with some money & blanket if you have ? its very urgent ! "

Me: Got shocked and jumped out of my bed after hearing that & asked her whats wrong happened ?

Kumuda: In a very distrubed environment she replied something to me which I didnt get clearly.

Me: replied "ok ok I was on my way will see you soon "

And kept my mobile back to my pocket & ran out of my home (Not even brushed my teeth) with some saved money of mine & kick started my bike and accelerated it to the maximum speed to reach her faster as I was bit worried about her call & also unable to guess exactly whats wrong happened at their end, but only thing I can figure out is that something she badly need a help at that time.

After reaching secuderabad I called her & asked where is she ? then she replied we are on the way & directed me to some land mark to come there. As said I reached that place first and wating for them to come. Couple of a minutes later one auto ricshaw came to me and in that I found Kumuda along with my another school friend Asha and one more stranger along with them who is nearly 80years old skinny & weak looking women sitting inside an auto. I was still in a big confusion to figure out what was happened then I approched them and get the information which goes like below according to them....

Ashu & Kumuda are on their way to shopping in Nampally that day. As they were waiting for their local train in Nampally station they found this old lady who seems to be very much week with a bleeding blood on her hand came to them & showing some slip and asking what was written in it. First of all they felt bad about her situation then they tried to communicate with her but unable to do effectively because the reason is that old lady cant speak & understand our language she knows only 3 languages those are Tamil,Malayalam & Tulu which were not well know to majority of the people in our state (Andhra pradesh). I dont know how they find out but they came to know that her name is Vanajakshi, she is staying in that railway platform from last 3days without having any food and also got hurt on her hand by falling down. After knowing that my both friends really feel like helping her at anycost & looked out for some help as so many gathered around them but no one put their step forward to take the responsibility of Vanajakshi. Then I am proud to say that my both frnds took an initiation to help her at any cost even being a girls.... and they did it by taking the responsibility of that old lady on their shoulders. All the way they carry her from Nampally to Secuderabad with out anyones help. So now its my time to give them a helping hand and be a part of their good work to the society.

Now whats the next step ? We decided to get her a treatment for her bleeding hand first so, we took her to the Gandhi hospital and provided her the basic treatment with the help of our one more frnd Ms.Deepthi who is doing her medicine in the same hospital at that time. Luckily we came to know that there are few nurses & doctors who can speak Malayam in the hospital, great to know that as we are struggling alot to know about her details. We requested one Malayalam Doctor to get the information from her, then Vanajakshi told some shocking things to that doctor....

Vanajakshi is a widow & came from a good family background & has a well educated son working in Post office hyderabad (She's unable to say in which branch he works & the address where she used to stay) as the son & his family dont like her to stay with them as she is no more useful to them, that rediculous son thrown her in the railway platform by giving only Rs10/- currency, and asked her to leave to their village & stay with his younger brothers place by catching the train without even buying a ticket & guiding her how to go .....what a man he is ? after that he simply left that place by saying her that I will come back & never came back from last 3days as said , this poor lady who dont know what to do is simply waiting for her son in the same platform from last 3 days hoping that he will come back & take her home. But nothing like that happened, luckily got seen by my friends atlast otherwise she would have die with out even getting food.

The women I was talking about is the below one.
Vanajakshi having Tea Offered By Me :)

So whats next ? ? ?
We cannot leave her in this condition & wash our hands, we have to do something good for her atleast keep her in a safe place where she can lead rest of her life happily atleast without any troubles. So 3 of us think a while & decided to take her to the police station as this is a very sensitive issue for us we decided to go legally as a responsible citizens. Then we take her to the nearest Police station and explained the complete story to the S.I (sub inspector) he appreciated us but unable to do any help as he simply escaped by saying that its a critical issue to be handled by my seniour officer but right now he is outside dont even know when he comes. Then we suggested him atleast join her on any old age home on behalf of them but no use he's trying to escape. Then I took a mobile number of him for further contact purpose as a proof of we approched the Police station regarding her case.

Then we decided to join her in any old age home by ourselves atleast for a temporary basis, so we took her to the nearest old age home and approached the administration for the joining details, sadly they are not agreed to join her in their center even after upon our request... then one sister came (may be god sent her for us ?) from inside and spoke with Vanajakshi in her language & came to know about her situation and feel like helping us. Then she guided us to another place called "Mother Therisa Charitable Trust" in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. Where they will accept to join & accomodate such kind of a needy people, after thanking that sister we went to that Charitable Trust along with Vanajakshi.

After reaching that place we approched the Sister who is managing that trust, but that sister suspect us that as if we are joining our own grand mother but later on she came to know the truth after speaking with Vanajakshi (luckily all the sisters whom we met knows Vanajakshi's language). Then after she agreed to join her & appreciated us for taking this big step which is very rarely seen these days, we felt so happy at that time atlast we found some place to keep Vanajakshi safe where she can get all her basic needs like food,shelter,clothing & health care etc... most importantly she can communicate with them freely as all of those volunteers on that trust understands & knows her language well.

We thank god for giving us such a great oppurtunity to help some one like this for the first time in our lives, we really felt great that day by realising that we did something good today. I donated 1000/- Rs on the name of Asha,Kumuda & Myself to the trust immediately.
Now its a very tough time for us to say good bye to Vanajakshi, we really dont like to go back to home by leave her who spent a whole day with us by keeping her trust on us even we are a big strangers to her and hoping that we will do something for her. We really thank her for utilizing us in such a good way.

While leaving she thanked us by crying & explaining everything to the sister that what we did for her from the morning to till now, then we gave her a word that we will definetly come back to see you regularly, after listening that she felt very happy and replied us "On your next vist I will offer you the Sarees" ofcourse this offer is limited to Ashu & Kumuda only not for me hehe :P, then sister asked Vanajakshi what will you offer for this boy (AJAY) ? then she laughed at me haha that was a funny moment for me :) and started telling about me to the sister I was overwhelmed at that time.
Finally before leaving back to home we decided to take few photos with her, so we took a permission from the sister to take few snaps with Vanajakshi in their premissis after her approval we took few memorable shots with my mobile.

Ashu,Vanu & Myself

Ashu, Vanu & Kumuda

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Saint Augustine

12 March 2009

Life Time Mail !

To all my friends Once in a Lifetime mail

The school reopened in June,
And we settled in our new desks and
When we queued up in book depot,
And got our new books
and notes!
When we wanted two Sundays and no Mondays, yet
managed to line up daily for the morning prayers.
We learnt writing with
slates and pencils, and
Progressed To fountain pens and ball pens and then Micro tips!
When we began drawing with crayons and evolved to
Color pencils and finally sketch pens!
When we started calculating
first with tables and then with
Clarke's tables and advanced to
Calculators and computers!
When we chased one another in the
corridors in Intervals, and returned to the classrooms
Drenched in sweat!
When we had lunch in classrooms, corridors,
under the trees and even in cycle sheds!
When all the colors in the world,
Decorated the campus on the Second Saturdays!
When a single P.T. period in the week's Time Table,
Was awaited more eagerly than the monsoons!
When cricket was played with writing pads as bats,
And Neckties and socks rolled into balls!
When few played
'kabadi' and 'Kho-Kho' in scorching sun,
While others simply played
'book cricket' in the
Confines of classroom!
Of fights but no conspiracies,
Of Competitions but seldom jealousy!
When we used to
watch Live Cricket telecast,
In the opposite house in Intervals and Lunch breaks!
When few rushed at 3:45 to
'Conquer' window seats in our School bus!
While few others had 'Big Fun', 'peppermint' ,
'kulfi', ' milk ice !' and 'sharbat !' at 4o Clock!

Gone are the days
Of Sports Day,
and the annual School Day ,
And the one-month long
preparations for them.
Gone are the days
Of the stressful Quarterly,
Half Yearly and Annual Exams, And the most
enjoyed holidays after them!
Gone are the days
Of tenth and twelfth standards, when
We Spent almost the whole year writing revision tests!
We learnt,
We enjoyed,
We played,
We won,
We lost,
We laughed,
We cried,
We fought,
We thought.
With so much fun in them, so many friends,
So much experience, all this and more!
Gone are the days
When we used
to talk for hours with our friends!
Now we don't have time to say a `Hi'!
Gone are the days
When we played games on the road!
Now we
Code on the road with laptop!
Gone are the days
When we saw stars Shining at Night!
Now we see stars when our code doesn't Work!
Gone are the days
When we sat to chat with Friends on grounds!
Now we chat in chat rooms......!
Gone are the days
Where we
studied just to pass!
Now we study to save our job!
Gone are the days
Where we had no money in our pockets and still fun filled on our hearts!!
Now we have the atm as well as credit card but with an empty heart!!
Gone are the days
Where we shouted on the road!
Now we don't shout even at home
Gone are the days
Where we got lectures from all!
Now we give lectures to all... like the one I'm doing now....!!
Gone are the days
But not the memories, which will be
Lingering in our hearts for ever and ever and
Ever and ever and ever .....
Gone are the Days.... But still there are lot more Days to come in our Life!!
EXISTS...... :)

12 November 2008

School Life

Slowly I started going to school. This was the first turn in my life by introducing myself to this outer world. From Nursery to 1st class I passed my time in Hyderabad itself by grasping a little drop of knowledge in the ocean. After that we moved to the most lovely place of this world to me ie; a small Rookie forest named Mattapalli. I don’t know why? Whenever I pronounces & hears of this name my soul feels like dancing with joy :D

Mattapalli is one of the boarders and coastal village of Krishna River from Nalgonda district, AP. This is the place where I passed my critical childhood schooling days over 7 long years. As this is the totally remote area from the outer world, as we use to found only the basic things of our daily routine needs to sustain our lives. No entertainment except school events and Festivals, No Cinema theatres & Not even a TV channels except one monthly movie to all the colony people by VCR connected through cable connection. Below is the pic taken when I was recalling those chilhood memories of mine by sitting on the river side of that forest area, when I was visited back to that place again after a long gap of 8 years. It was a wonderful feeling to me at that time cant just forget it. :)

Pic taken when I was recalling those chilhood memories on da same place after a long 8Yrs Gap :)

So all those 7yrs of my schooling life I spent most of my time for studies (as we don’t even have a proper education facility at that time) ,sports, Climbing Trees and Mountains in the forest area as I was most passionate about those monkey feets.
As it’s like a small jungle like village we use to find at least one SNAKE in any of our Classrooms or snakes sleeping inside Study Desks or On the roadway to the school etc etc... especially in the winter & rainy seasons. Got shocked !!!!! :O
Ha ha ha yeah its true sometimes these sick snakes & Scorpions enters into our bedrooms also without taking any permission :P we also use to hit all the BATS daily with our school shoes to get them away from our class rooms of the school & feels great like a Heroes by proudly saying everyone that “today I made 20 bats to fall down” lol . J I know It sounds weird but we got used to it and of course that is the only fun we had in the school life which are most unforgettable things by daily checking the classrooms & desks for the new comers to our classrooms (snakes or Big Scorpions) before entering. :P

But whatever it may be I enjoyed my life over there to the core like Mougli in the Jungle Book lol. :D This jungle really thought me so many lessons in my life. Till 8th standard I lived my life there. After that we moved back to the Hyderabad again as my parents are always worried about my future in that under developed forest like village also as they don’t have any plans of joining me in an hostel far away from them. Miss you my dear sweet Jungle :(

At last we came back to Hyderabad again. Now it’s a new beginning to me, now the lifestyle in this fully developed & capital city of our state is not just my cup of a tea when compared to earlier once. And it’s not even imagined by me at any time, In fact it’s a very tough time for me to come up with, at last I joined in a new school as a 9th standard student.

First day in my New School :

This was the first day of my new school in a new place(Hyderabad) and the school name is Nagarjuna High school at S.R. Nagar, the school is a very high standard English medium school , as my earlier one is an ordinary liberal English medium school for name sake. I was so nervous when I was entering into the main gate of the school then one teacher came to me and asked about me. I told her that I am the new admission to this school, then she called one aaya (Lady servant) and told her to show me the classroom of mine. Now the funny part starts get ready to laugh out louder :P

That aaya took me to the 3rd floor of the school building and she showed her hand pointing to some classroom and she left down. Now a big confusion started in my mind ??? Guess what it is ? huh I didn’t concentrated while that aaya pointing the classroom L . So a big trouble started for me to which classroom should I enter ? as there are so many classrooms on that floor, Also I afraid of asking anyone at that time that “where is my classroom?” as all of them r a big strangers to me.... . Well after thinking for a while I played an “Inky pinky ponky” game of all the available classrooms and made a final decision to enter into some classroom where not even a single student present at that time and I entered in successfully and settled in the first bench thinking that this will be the class which aaya shown me.

Now the story begins , after sometime two girls entered into the class by seeing me in a sarcastic way. I thought of saying ‘Hi’ but stopped as I always afraid of speaking with girls from childhood. Then after few minutes 5 more girls entered into the class now bit of inconvenience started inside me, now I am eagerly waiting for a boy to enter into my classroom.

After sometime whole class is filling up with all girls, then I questioned myself angrily that what happened to all these boys, are all of them dead & go to hell or what ? :x Now I can hear all the girls are whispering back to me & some girls are giggling at my back, knowing that the blood pressure of mine is raised to sky I don’t know what to do ? Feels like crying L .

Then I saw that same teacher who instructed me to go to my classroom with that aaya , then I felt like an Angel came to me after seeing her in such a typical situation :) , actually she is searching for me here and there. At last she found me sitting like a statue in the first bench , then she came to me and said “who told you to sit in this classroom ?” . This classroom is only for GIRLS :(

After listening that there is no words with me to speak out. L It’s the most embarrassing moment of my life L , then I slowly picked up my school back and go back to that teacher begging her with my eyes to show my classroom then she guided me to move to the adjacent classroom which is just aside to the girls section :p. At last it ended up happily by leaving one unforgettable funny experience lol. :P :D

ha ha if I think abt it now It makes me feel that how silly I was at that time. but wats suppose to happen is happened anyway. :)

Then after slowly I got adjusted to this school after one long year and successfully finished my SSC by finding few lovely friends out there who stick to me forever. The considerable part is that the majority of those frnds I still get in touch with them are none other than the crazy GIRLZ hehehe lol... as I hav a very short list of boys who r close 2 me in my schooling time as I always used to move closely with these gals and I named this batch as Thotti Gang . I really love this Thotti Gang very much who always calls me for my presence in their gatherings what ever occation it may be ? Also I have been close to their families and especially whenever we meet in their homes we always have a blast by speaking abt all crap & silly things , flirting each other, fighting bla bla bla :P

So, here Iam taking the oppurtunity to mention the Names of my chweet Thotti Gang :

1. Asha (I Call Ashu)
2. Kumudasri ( I call Kumuda)
3. Trivedi (I call Banda just 4 fun)
4. Swetha (I call Svetu)
5. Sri Priya ( I call Priya & Puppy sometimes)
6. Bindu (I call Bindu)
7. Arash (Hes is 1more guy in this thotti gang same lyk me)