So, those were my first days at BVRIT. I had numerous inhibitions on how my B.tech life would go further. One fine day all freshmen were acquainted with different social welfare clubs of BVRIT in an interactive session and that’s when I got to know about Enlightening Lives,BVRIT’s one of a kind NGO. EL‘s vision is to create social awareness among students and help them in building a better society. The team has come up with an idea of collecting Rs.1 per head per day on a voluntary basis from the students,which adds up to a sum of Rs.30 per head consistently. Soon, I became a part of EL and it has given me some lifetime memories and great friends. We primarily focus our funds on education, medical attention to the poor, orphanages, old age homes and help the needy students of BVRIT.
One unforgettable experience I would love to share is when one of our volunteers got a call one day to help a child suffering from hemolytic anemia. His parents were poor and couldn’t bear his operation expenses. We collected the money and two of our volunteers travelled all the way to donate personally. The doctor was elated to the point that he exempted the operation fee. EL has numerous such recollections to share. Once I visited an orphanage with two of our volunteers to donate rice. We wanted to spend some time with the kids. They wanted to play antakshari, we luckily had our guitars and that’s it! It was kind of a mini-concert over there. The kids were ecstatically happy and wanted us to visit them often. After leaving we got a call from one of the administrators of the orphanage. She sa id “the beauty of social service isn’t merely about donating money or stuff but lies in the way you make people happy. You have done it wonderfully. Keep visiting us often. “We felt so good about ourselves on hearing her words and visit them now and then. Few kids of that orphanage study in a school near by my place and they recognize me even today.
EL has never failed to give me the considerable feeling you get when you help someone. It has also given incredible encounters and awesome friends. We don’t confine ourselves just as a part of EL. We hang out, help each other during exams and always get the required backing from our seniors who never look back to help us. It’s only because of El I got to know the motivation behind one’s living.It has made me a better individual. I am extremely thankful to our management for their support in making EL reach greater heights.