"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service."
. A social service organization, SMS-2, most of whose members are from RSP along some other renowned personalities of Rourkela had organized a Camp in the Gayatri Mandir near I.G. Park.
Being invited,Prabartika,Tariq, Prakash, Amlan and Pallabi had gone on behalf of AASRA. Children from four orphanages including our Basanti Colony;and, some other physically disabled people had come there. They were provided with clothes already collected by the club members along with shoes and slippers..Health check up was also going on while the things were being distributed, since Sucheta Ma'am was also present there. While everyone was busy, meanwhile Aarti from Basanti Colony collapsed since she was suffering from migrane.But she was taken to hospital and after she returned alright,all had had lunch there.
This time during the convocation, when the seniors were asked as to what they expect from todays AASRA,Rohini di told that she wanted all of us to take Aasra to such a height that whenever any child in Rourkela is in need of help,the first name that must come to his mind should be "Aasra"..That day we felt someday we will surely make it possible!!
Many renowned and eminent personalities were present from whom we came to know the past stories of AASRA.We were surprised as to how they knew all this We were trying to interact with them but to our surprise they were waiting to interact with us and discuss their problems and future plans.We had never felt so privileged. Even they told us to decide some date in the coming week so that we could get together and discuss some long term plans .They told us, “If our motive is same ,let us work together'. Some of the members stay near the NIT campus. It was really encouraging to see their great willingness to provide a helping hand at any time.We have given them our tabloids and have got their contacts for future plans.
“Mere liye sabse badi baat ye thi ki mujhe aj kisi ne maa bulaya h, or kisi ne didi, beti or kisi ne ma'am..!! Bas soch rhi thi, main kab itni badi ho gai...”,tells an elated Prabartika
Days like this are rewards for the unwavering devotion of aasraites for their cause.