Ahmednagar (27 April)
Anant Achyutrao Zende (25 years) is a peon in a private school. He came from poor rural farmer family. He joined Snehalaya in 2004 as a volunteer. Later on he got an opportunity to meet Mahamanav Baba Amte and Dr. S.N. Subbarao (Bhaiji) during our visit to Anand Van and National Children's Festival.
Since then, Anant is thinking of doing something for worthy students from rural poor background.
Snehalaya received a building in Shrigonde town, 60 k.m. away from Ahmednagar donated by Mr. Girish Nilkanth Kulkarni, who is presently settled in Mumbai. Mr Girish donated his home to Snehalaya for Social and Educational purposes. Anant took up this responsiblity to start the Vidyarthi Sahayak Samiti. Anant has himself spent Rs. 1 lakhs from his own small savings for renovation for his building. Anant only earns Rs. 5,500/- per month. But he is inspired by his team at Snehalaya, Baba Amte & Bhaiji.
Initially the Samiti will accommodate 30 inmates. The samiti requires the inmates to spend at least 10 hours every week for for social work. The objective of the Vidyarthi Sahayak Samithi is to build character and self reliance of the students while providing them with accomodation in the hostel. Anant would be staying in the hostel and will work as a Hon Director while doing his day job.
Vidyarthi Sahayak Samiti will be formally inaugurated on 1st May 2010, at 4.00 pm.
You are cordially invited.
Address: - Vidyarthi Sahayak Samiti, Kulkarni Wada, Kumbhar Galli, Shrigonde, Dist. Ahmednagar