10 year journey at the Chatralayam


10 year journey at the Chatralayam

Naharsingh Bhuriya, an alumnus from the Shri Chunilal Vij AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Rohtak, Haryana is now employed as a Gramin Dak Sevak in the Indian Postal Service at Nihri, Himachal Pradesh.

A member from the Adivasi community (Scheduled Tribe) from Jhabua zilla, Rampur, Madhya Pradesh, Naharsingh’s family’s annual income doesn’t exceed 30,000 per annum. But Naharsingh’s professional journey will commence with a monthly package of Rs 10,000 or 1.2 lakh per annum. In effect, Naharsingh is earning 4 times more than what his father earned in his lifetime from the start of his career.

This has been largely possible due to the Chatralayam intervention and guidance by the coordinator from the Rohtak Chatralayam, Acharya Nawneet ji. Naharsingh studied and lived at the Shri Chunilal Vij AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Boys, Rohtak, Haryana for a decade from 2010 onwards. He completed his schooling from Jyoti Prakash School.

Naharsingh’s academic accomplishments include a 9.6 GPA in his Class 10 exam (2016). He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com) from Mahavir Government College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh via the distance education mode.  Simultaneously, he started applying for jobs as the economic situation back home was precarious. “The cut off for the Dak Sevak role was based on my Class 10 marks and I had performed well in that,” he reveals.

Naharsingh aspires to join the police department in Madhya Pradesh or the defence forces. “Right now, my dream is to become a sub-inspector and I am working towards accomplishing that,” he says earnestly.

Deeply impacted by the way AIM for Seva’s flagship programme (Chatralayam) transformed him in his formative years, Naharsingh hopes to set up a similar institute in his hometown one day.  “This way, I would like to help underprivileged kids from similar backgrounds,” he says.

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