KILKARI: IMT NAGPUR’S LANGUAGE OF LOVE
For the last three years, Team Kilkari of IMT Nagpur, is devoted to contribute meaningfully to the lives of specially-abled children at the Rajiv Gandhi Saraswati Bahu-Uddeshya Sansthan, Katol. It is involved in uplifting and educating these children.
The Kilkari volunteers believe that everybody can be great; serving humanity does not need any qualification. All it needs is love, commitment and compassion – qualities that come from within and do not need a college degree. No amount of formal education can teach service. It needs, instead, a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.
IMT N Kilkari team invited these differently-abled children to IMT Nagpur premises on 16 December, 2011. They were on campus from 11.30 am until 3.30 pm at the LRC Hall. Together, minds of different ages shed all inhibitions. They laughed and played, bonded and shared.
William Penn said, “I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” IMT Nagpur’s Kilkari did it and loved it.
A voluntary initiative taken by the student managers at IMT Nagpur, Kilkari’s objective is to awaken awareness about the needs of differently-abled children among students. While giving, the students take too. They learn with every experience. And great managers are aware managers.
Every Kilkari volunteer brought moments of innocent delight to these beautiful angels, in turn deriving happiness from giving. Kilkari had carefully organized myriad events for them. “When we saw their enjoyment, it gave us a sense of deep gratification,” said a volunteer as she waved goodbye to the children. It was a day she will cherish forever.
Backed by the unwavering support of doctors from Nagpur City, Kilkari organizes medical camps for the children.
IMT Nagpur students and faculty contribute to Kilkari’s cause by providing them with books and other donations.
Kilkari volunteers visit the school on festivals such as Rakhi, Holi etc. and interact with them.
The children come to IMT Nagpur every year. They jubilantly participate in the activities Kilkari volunteers organize for them. “Some of them are really creative,” a student volunteer observed. “When they left, we were left gasping in amazement at their multifarious talents.”
In 2011, Team Kilkari grew to include Prerna – another school for the specially abled children from Kalmeshwar into its fold to interact and learn from.
What IMT Nagpur students learn
“Differently-abled children teach us that despite their so-called limitations, they are capable of achievements that demand respect from us. We need to love them for who they are and what they do,” a student observes.
One single act of kindness, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.