The COVID-19 pandemic has left indelible scars on the lives of people by leaving death and destruction in its wake. So many families have been left debilitated and they are still trying to figure out how to cope. The ravages of the pandemic have left people in the lower strata of society struggling for basics in the last 12-18 months. So many people lost their jobs and this left their families in desperate situations. Despite the welfare schemes of the Government and NGOs, there is still so much that can be done. Students belonging to the economically weaker sections have been among the worst affected. With parents losing their livelihoods, it has become very difficult for students to continue their education.
Governments, Not-for-profit organisations and Human Rights Organisations have been contributing to aid these children and some educational institutes have also been showing the way by setting a good example that others can emulate.
Dr Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute is one of the leaders in this initiative and has been helping students by providing various scholarships. DBMCI has recently announced a scholarship of Rs 25,000 for 500 students belonging to the economically weaker section. Those below the poverty line will be eligible for this scholarship. Interested students can send their details by mail to [email protected] This will be a great boost for students who are trying to focus on their education in these trying times. It is important for other institutes to follow the example set by DBMCI and extend similar help to students in the EWS category.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Nachiket Bhatia, CEO, Dr Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute, said,” As a responsible society, it is our moral duty to improve the situation of all students. They are the future of our nation and need support in the crucial years of their life. A small contribution from those who can afford it will go a long way in seeing them through and setting them on their career path. We take pride that we are one of the first coaching institutes to start this initiative. It is a small gesture towards deserving students who need support in this important juncture of their lives. We are happy that others have started following our lead and coming up with similar schemes.”
Students are the pillars of the next generation and deserve a chance to build their future. Lack of money should not become a roadblock that stops deserving students from reaching their potential. Those from the less privileged sections deserve a better opportunity in life and it is the duty of the wealthy to do their bit. Institutes like DBMCI have taken the first step in this direction and others are sure to follow. It is an extremely laudable initiative that deserves to be replicated by others. A small act of kindness can go a long way to light up the future of another.