Sometimes we face a lot of hardships and challenges in life and we come through them better and more experienced in dealing with the nitty gritties of life but;
There is no better joy than to make sure that “no one else faces the hardship that we faced before ” by enabling them with something that they otherwise would struggle to get.
One such modern day thinker is Amit Jain and he has taken up an oath to empower widows , single mothers across the country and bring them to a pedestal where they are enabled to make their own livelihood and hold their heads high.
Having lost his father when he was just 3, he grew up with the help of his uncles and grandfather who provided them with food, clothing and shelter. With a small job and two young Kids, Amit’s mother struggled through life with a small shop that did cater to tailoring works. Amit studied in a convent school, thank to his uncle’s help and took up commerce and landed in Pune with just 1000 INR.
It was here after landing a job in Pune did he decide to give back to the community that normally struggles even after years of independence. He began his quest to enable the widows to earn a livelihood and also get the respect and dignity that they must get as fellow human beings.
He founded Mitti Ki Rang that gives many women who are struggling as widows – a ray of hope in an otherwise uncertain future. Mitti Ke Rang helps them find livelihood with skill development classes and workshops including tailoring, paper bag making etc…
Mitti Ke Rang began small but now has is spread across various parts of the country with cloth donation drives, book donation drive and slowly expanded to various parts of Pune, then expanded into other parts of India and eventually has marked its presence internationally as well.
Mitti Ke Rang also has a community centre where these women can come in and learn to speak and read, learn about their rights. The kids of these women are also given an opportunity to learn and grow up to be responsible citizens who are enabled to be self sufficient.
Amit also had the opportunity of being a part of a conference held in Malaysia where he met other people who believed in his vision and together they helped put MKR on the International map. Mitti Ke Rang is now supporting women empowerment and gender equality in 9 countries including Pakistan, Zambia, Gambia, Spain…
It is heartening to see that Amit runs this organisation solely through his own funds with three people working full time for this initiative and also a few interns who aid them at the community centre.
Amit’s story is of hope, grit and determination and the desire to make sure that no one else faces the problems they once did. There is no better teacher than experience and the noble thought one man is helping bring sparks to many whose life otherwise shall be dropped in darkness. His actions bring automatic smiles on our faces, knowing that even in today’s “I only care about myself” world there are people like Amit who are doing their bit to make the world a better place.
This uncommon quality makes him an inspiration for so many youths who are interested in being the change they wish to seek. We know that:
“ The road ahead is dark and full of obstacles,
yet the price at the end is a picture of great satisfaction”
We at TheUncommonbox applaud and salute the work of Amit and his venture of Mitti Ke Rang and we hope this inspires you to do something you have always been wanting to do.
You can join Amit in his quest at https://www.facebook.com/mittikerangofficial
Help one person, you are enabling them to help a thousand more. We hope many such revolutions take place and India can grow as a nation thanks to the efforts and ideals of its youth
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