The largest donation (of love)

We receive donations from people who are from all walks of life – especially many middle class people who believe they need to give back to society. Every bit is really appreciated.

The largest donation (not monetarily but of love) we have received is from Mohan our visually impaired student who hails from a very poor family and does not look to his family for support.  He has also had a troubled past and I would like to believe that he is part of our family and we have been able to give him peace and much more apart from his computer training.

Some months back he came to me and said “Miss -our computer training has finished and I was reimbursed my refundable deposit.  Please don’t mind  – I want to donate that deposit of 200 Rs to Enable India”. My emotions are generally always controlled because I believe that only emotions converted to action are of use. I was extremely touched and my eyes started getting moist. I told him “You have no money whatsoever. Why do you want to give this to us?”

 His answer was “Miss – I have got more than money at Enable India. I have learnt everything here – I have learnt about life. I have gained peace here…” he mentioned other things that I cannot remember. “That is much more than any money of the world”. I had no answer for him and accepted the donation gratefully.

I think we all will agree that Mohan cannot be considered poor – any person who does not “desire” money is truly enlightened. Hats off to my sweet student 🙂 He has a long way to go in terms of his knowledge of the real world and he has yet to be gainfully employed ( We are desperately looking since he needs it urgently!) But I know that only the best is in store for him.

– Shanti, Founder & Managing Trustee, Enable India

3 thoughts on “The largest donation (of love)

  1. Really Touching Shanti! Please convey my all good wishes to your student. He proven rightly that people with disabilities not only expect but also contribute to society.

  2. lakshmi

    Shanti…i had tears in my eyes as i was reading this article…finding a suitable job for Mohan shd be the priority now…..lakshmi

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