It was my honour to be in the panel of speakers on INDIA MATTERS. I was there as a Financial consultant/Chartered Accountant as well as my humble work in community service..
Panel included speaker Anuj Sharma -Visa section Indian consulate
The hosts were RJ Ms Merchant and RJ.Mr.Saeed
The talk show began with introduction by RJ Merchant and I was introduced with the words fo Consul General 'I SALUTE VENKAT'
I introduced myself with a poem in Hindi
VENKAT HAI MERA NAAM
HISAAB RAKNA MERA KAAM
PESHE SE MAIN ACCOUNTANT HUN
PYAR SE MAIN INDIN HUN
Q & A session ( I am only writing my part & the answers
1: How did you start your community service?
There is a gap between the donor who wants to give or to volunteer and the NGOs. There is a need for facilitator and I filled the gap. There is a saying upto 25 learn 25-50 earn and then give back. I adopted the motto. NGOs are very busy with education or Special needs and do not have time to go after Donors .hence I became a facilitator
2: Can you tell us about your pencil drive?
The pencil drive is such a small thing every child requires a pencil and a book to learn. new pencil or partly used pencil can be used for learning. Partly used pencil is of two purpose education and environment. Whether you plant a tree or use the pencils. you cut less tree for pencils as 172,000 pencils make one tree. I was fortunate as lot of schools have taken up the initiative and the children are educated to use the resources to the full