It all started with a group of 8 to 10 friends in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, six months back. A noble thought came to one of these friends to collect a sum every month and help those who are in need. Setting tone with a random discussion which immediately took a concrete shape with the collection of 200 rupees each, they started their noble mission from the day one.
With the amount collected in the first month they bought ration and grocery items for an orphanage, next month they went to help an old age home. This way as the time progressed the group increased the corpus fourfold leading to expansion of their activities. The group is now named as Karma hi Dharma comprising 95 members and counting. Six months, six major contributions, with the collection of only 200 rupees each every month.
Recently this group came forward to help a government school near Devgurariya area of Indore. The students of the school too were very excited. All of these happened when a member of the group while strolling past the school found that the students are going to the school bare-footed. On enquiry the member found that the school can not afford to buy them school shoes, bags and even books and these students come from a very poor background.
This is how they decided to buy schools shoes for students of the school. With the amount raised from the members swelling further, they first bought school bags for 35 school kids, then school bags, pencils, pens, note books and also pair of socks for the kids. The need is still more. As the winter is approaching fast these kids need sweaters too. However, it is not possible for the group to buy the woolen necessities now with limited money and is left with no option but to wait for the next month.
The story may look simple and ordinary. Huge funds were neither involved nor big grant in crore is accumulated and utilized. What was needed was a philanthropic bend of mind together with a positive mindset in order to sprinkle happiness and smile among the kids in the school. Riding on their robust will-force to transcend every challenge only to overcome with flying colors, the group has set in their voyage to raise the bar sans publicity.