Students of ‘Healthy India’ NGO visits Parliament of India

NEW DELHI: ‘Healthy India Stronger India’ a unique foundation managed by its Chairman Sh Hira Lal Abrol took a great initiative to take 40 students and its staff on a Free Educational Tour (Delhi Darshan). It was a four days tour for the students of the NGO; they were accompanied by General Secretary Gourav Abrol and Chairman of NGO along with 5 teachers and members of NGO namely Dalbir Singh, Shampal Singh Slathia, Vinod Manhas and Darbar Singh.

Healthy India, Stronger India is an NGO, established exclusively for charity; it is located at Raghunathpura, Jammu. The NGO is running a ‘Free Training Centre’ for skill development of needy and poor children from BPL families. The training centre offers 3 months, free courses in Basic Computers; Cutting & Tailoring Classes; Beautician Course as well as Free Library for the students. 450 students have passed out after successful completion of courses from this centre. They have been placed in various organizations and some of them have even started their own ventures. It is heartening to see that they are earning a good livelihood for their families and are living a respectable life in society.

The students were highly elated to witness the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha from its visitor’s galleries and could get first hand information about its proceedings. They were inside the parliament for 1 hour during the question answer session. They interacted with Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad Ji, Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha, Government of India and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir in the premises of the Parliament. He enquired about the facilities provided by the NGO to the students, who in response informed Azad Sir that the dresses that the students of ‘Stitching and Tailoring Classes’ of the NGO are wearing have been stitched by them only, students expressed their satisfaction on the training facilities provided by the NGO. Students of ‘Beautician & Computer Course’ said that they have already started working on part time basis in certain shops and establishments to earn handsome amount to support their family. He motivated the students of all courses to work hard to achieve greater success in life. Jenab Ghulam Nabi Azad Ji and his wife Mrs. Shameen Azad organized a high tea for these students at their residence and they distributed gifts to the students of the NGO.

Students visited the monuments and places of religious importance in Delhi during the visit. Some of the places were: Birla Temple, Qutub MInar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lal Quila, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghaat & India Gate. It was a rare opportunity for these students of Healthy India Stronger India, who come from very humble backgrounds, to travel by train and visit places outside Jammu for the first time. The students of the NGO are Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians by religion. It was a free of cost ‘Educational Tour’ for the students irrespective of any caste or religion and a lifetime experience to see the world outside Jammu city.


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