Many times in life we feel sensitised about the social issues around us. They make us restless. They arouse in us a will to do something to change the situation, tackle the issue, bring about a positive change. But then we hold ourselves back due to this busy routine or that responsibility. Sometimes also due to the thought that what significant difference will my action make against the magnitude of the problem. Yet, few of us take that extra step, walk that extra mile and turn another stone. And hence set in a virtuous cycle. Ms. Runali Patil is settled in Michigan, the U.S. She had heard about VSM's various initiatives through our senior Karyakarte Vrushali and Vinod Deshpande who are her close friends. The desire to contribute to such causes of social significance drove her to take up an initiative of her own.
At the onset, Runali said she wasn’t sure how this initiative will take-off. But she did not let this thought bog her down. She went ahead with the plan and implemented it successfully. She designed and printed banners for spreading awareness about VSM’s work. She read up about various initiatives of VS M and explained them to the curious buyers and donors at her stall. She indeed became our self-initiated volunteer!
We at Vivekanand Seva Mandal are grateful to as well as proud of Runali and her family for all their efforts and contribution.