The primary objective of the trust revolved around harnessing the energy of the rising sun (our youth). To begin with our focus was to alleviate the suffering of our middle class families when it came to finances for higher education for their wards. Grant of scholarships was not on our mind. We were looking at interest free loan scholarships for professional degrees where the fees and other expenses were out of reach of our middle class families. This format of interest free loan scholarship ensured that the beneficiary, having met his/her objective in studies, would return the loan in installments within a period of two to three years after he /she was gainfully employed. This format has worked well in that the trust is able to finance new applicants out of funds received as refund of loan scholarships and not having to depend on fresh donations. Till date the trust has supported 40 students who might otherwise have had to let go of their dreams of a better education.
The second objective on the radar of the trust has been to salute our senior citizens. The current socio-economic scenario in the country is such that, in spite of the best of intentions on the part of the young generation, the care for the elders remains neglected to a certain extent. The elders in the community suffer from a feeling of loneliness and isolation. So far the trust has not been able to achieve any progress on this front. However, the establishment of a knowledge Centre by the trust would address this issue to some extent.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi
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