I very well knew that Girls are very crucial for the success of our public fund raising campaign. The presence of Girls will first of all provide credibility to our Campaign. Seeing Girls holding banners/placards or asking for help will no doubt ensure that nobody sees our campaign with any sort of scepticism. Also, Girls have better convincing power and non-verbal Communication skills, thus making it easier for them to convince people to donate money for the noble cause. Apart from that, involving Girls in any kind of Campaign will bring immediate attention of public to the Campaign. Since we had very less time in our hand,so definitely we needed some immediate media and Public attention. So we were in dire need of involving girls in our Campaign.
Understanding all these things well, I tried my best to involve Girls in our first public fund raising Campaign on April 2nd. As soon we got sure that we are going to organise a fund raising Campaign in front of Jyoti Cineplex, I requested Mritunjay and Udita to make sure that maximum numbers of Girls were present there to support us. I wanted at least 15-20 girls to be there. To my surprise, when I reached there for starting the Campaign, I saw that girls were actually more in numbers than boys(initially). Boys were all late(though it was my fault too in informing them late), but Girls were there right in time. I was both happy as well as infuriated to see this. So there, I first got such an uninhibited support from Girls that I had never expected but needed most. I mentioned in my previous blog too that our first day Campaign was hugely successful. Personally I will attribute 70% of credits for the success of our first Public Campaign to the earnest efforts of Girls. Thank you so much all the participating Girls.
Next day too, when we organised a similar Campaign in New Market area, Girls again came in large numbers and worked honestly.
On the final day(4th April, 3rd Day of our Public Campaign), girls came in even larger numbers and made possible the collection of a large amount of money
The thing that made me most happy is that I got help from totally unexpected quarters. Those girls whom I had never expected to get any help from, supported me without much insistence on my part. It was really heart-touching. Personally there were at least 6-7 Girls who were directly in touch with me and and were coordinating me in every step I took. They were right beside me in every step I took and always asking me for any help they could offer. And the most amazing fact is that most of these girls were totally unfamiliar to me(was not in interaction with them) before the starting of the Campaign. In fact there was only one girl among these who I was familiar(in friendly terms) with, before this Campaign had started.
I was also quite unhappy with some of my friends whom I always expected to come forward to help but never found around. I know that there are lots of family restrictions and Social stigmas involved with girls, but these should not come in your way when a life is at stake. I was really disappointed with none(except one) of my classmates turning up to help in any of our public Campaigns. But anyway, no offence taken, I do not want to blame anyone in particular here. I just want to say one thing- if this time it was Rahul, the next time it might be your own brother/sister. So in these kind of situations you must shed your inhibitions and come forward to help.
My heart is still filled with gratitude for all those 6-7 girls who were directly coordinating with me. Besides those 6-7 girls, there were some more(at least 5-6)girls, who caught my attention with their earnest efforts. I am indebted to these girls too for their selfless work. I know that none of these girls took part in the campaign for my sake, of course they were working because they wanted to help Rahul(or Ravi). But still, I consider their efforts as personal help to me because I desperately needed them to help me in my Campaign(for it to be successful) and without their support it would have been lot tougher to achieve the same target.
So, just one more thing to say to you girls- I know that I can’t be in touch with all of you, I know that I may not even have any conversation with you for long, but believe me, if any time in future, I come to know that you are in trouble(or you need any kind of help), I will do everything possible in my capacity to help you. That will give me immense satisfaction.
That’s all. Thanks.
to be continued(if need be)........
- In his blog I have always used “I” because this is my personal page and I wanted to express my gratitude to all the involved Girls. But my using “I” doesn’t mean that I single handedly dealt with(or organised) all the Public Campaigns. The first two days Public Campaigns(at Jyoti and New Market) was organised by me and Harpreet. And the third day’s Public Campaign(which fetched us the maximum money), was organised by so many persons,actually on the third day we had organised campaigns at four places simultaneously(Lake,New Market,10 No. Stop and Vishal Megamart).
- None of my blog is meant to offend anybody’s feelings, still, If someone gets hurt by my feelings and ideas expressed here then I feel extremely Sorry for that.