Friday, April 16, 2010

Mission Radiance

It is believed that if you desire something long enough, it eventually comes within reach and becomes one with the mind! One such thing that did happen was our visit to the Government School of the Hearing and Speech Impaired earlier this week! I've been long wanting to visit there and organize a little something for these special kids, so when Manesh, my good friend, suggested a well laid outreach and giving program to put this into effect, my joy knew no bounds as if realizing a long awaited endeavour that was finally coming to be born!

Such an expedition does a lot of good, for, as an outsider, one comes to understand the intricacies of how special children go about their lives and conduct themselves in their routine, something that is done with a great deal of relying upon within than outside, contrary to what is popular belief. They truly are icons in the sense that they derive strength, courage and determination from among themselves than looking upon to an external source for all of that!

It is truly heartening and to see how much they can connect with you and more importantly teach you some very valuable lessons in life! It may, for some of us, be very easy to overlook the basics of life that we consider a necessity. But when you step into the realm of these little ones, you realize that there is absolutely nothing that can be taken for granted indeed.

For starters, we were received with a great deal of love and joy, something that I truly didn't deserve and therefore was moved very much by the honorific gesture. It was a hard task to keep my emotions under check while interacting with these ambassadors from another world.  I consider myself very fortunate to have been permitted to get a glimpse of these special lives and they way they are furthered. There is indeed no greater joy than the joy of giving, for it enables one to experience a sense of happiness and fulfillment like no other!

So for me, this was a mission, one which involved seeking happiness in those of another who surely, as much as me, has the right to live a life in dignity and satisfaction!

Footnotes:

Some of the pictures taken during the course of the event can be viewed via this link.

I cannot say enough to thank Manesh for his marvelously well orchestrated skills of coordination and execution that have ensured the smooth conduct of this effort. Thank you Sir, but for you, this would have never happened! 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Rakesh
    I've also worked with hearing-impaired and sighted children and with Speech problems... etc..
    These special kids
    needs many accompaniment!!
    I miss my work but I will give the younger generation also a chance for a job ;-)

    But Rakesh you have seen it
    with your own eyes
    they need help !!!
    And if you work with them
    every day you see progress.... :)
    That feels very good :))))

    A fantastic post and I loved the photo's :)))
    (I never knew that you are eating with your hands .... LOL)
    Why not I like it :)))))

    Greetings Anya

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  2. Wonderful post and shots. These children are really special and it so nice of you to spend some time with these kids.

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  3. can empathise with you...
    indeed a wonderful gesture

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  4. I dont know if I had mentioned this before, but Rakesh, you are a very good human being. Please remain this way; always !

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  5. It is so nice to read this post, Rakesh. There are very few people who think that they should reach out to others and bring some joy in their lives. I am glad to be friends with one such person.

    cheers

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  6. Thanks for sharing this special expedition :) your efforts are inspiring .. keep at it.

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  7. Anya

    Working with special children is special, to the point of it being a remarkable effort with a lot of pleasure!
    They sure teach us a great deal of lessons, that we can incorporate in our day to day lives!

    Like you said, the most important aspects that need to be kept in mind - Love, respect and dedication to the cause!

    Am glad you liked the post!

    Also, here in India there is a culture of eating food with one's hands! Someday when U travel here, I'll be sure to make you experience! :)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  8. Rajesh

    Thanks very much! Am glad you liked the post!

    It's truly been a matter of privilege for me to have spent some time with these wonders!

    Cheers

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  9. Magieye

    Thanks very much Sir!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  10. Vimmuuu

    I'm very deeply moved by what you have said, and surely believe that I certainly don't deserve this much, ever!
    I know not what to say for I'm very humbled!

    Thank you Sir! It is a matter of pleasure and privilege to be associated with you!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  11. Vish Sir

    What you have said makes me feel elated, but I'm not sure if I do deserve such an amount of respect, which you have been very kind in according!

    Thanks very much Sir! It surely is a matter of pleasure and privilege to be associated with you!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. Aria

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you feel good about this!

    Hope you are doing well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  13. yeah!!! And so noble was the deed. I know no words to tell you, but the happyness that the people feel, when they knew someone has come to meet them and to spend some time with them. And you gave them that...

    And Love you bro!!!!

    and me kind of busy with work! couldn't call/sms/scrap... chowwy

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  14. Bharath

    Thanks very much pal! It surely is the best thing to obtain happiness from that of another!

    Hope you are doing well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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