You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. -Brigham Young
The word “education” is derived from the Latin ēducātiō (“A breeding, a bringing up, a rearing”). So, it’s not just intelligence but also character that defines the goal of education. An educated man, always tries to uplift the spirit of the society through his work, not as an act of greatness, but as a responsibility towards the younger generations. This is the story of Rajni Saini, who, after becoming an engineer, started educating the underpriviledged women, to achieve the goal of her education.
After completing her B.Tech, she committed herself to social work, following in her father’s footsteps. The young engineer, educate women and girls from low socio-economic backgrounds in the rural areas of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
My aim is to make every woman stand on her feet through education and support weaker sections of the society and bring sustainability. – Rajni Saini
Rajni, who lost her father at a very young age, never let anything stop her from walking the path she chose and defied all the obstacles to continue with her studies. As there was no earning member in the family, she started tutoring classes at her home after school to fund her education.
After graduation, she met Mr Amit Kumar, Founder of Disha Sewa Sansthan who was already involved in educating rural women and joined his organisation to spread literacy in rural India.
Initially, it was very difficult to convince parents to send daughters to our centre, but gradually we started getting support from all over, she says.
Rajni started training and teaching around 250 girls and women from far flung areas, imparting training in retail, banking, stitching and helping these women become self reliant. They also organise several awareness and training programs to make villagers and people with low incomes understand how important education is for their betterment.
Rajni believes that people are needed to be made aware of their own potential and rights, and that can only be done through education. She urges the people to share a few rays of light with these unfortunate lotus flowers, who are surrounded by the mud of darkness, to give them strength to push aside each of these dirty obstacles and emerge toward the surface, bursting out of the water into a beautiful blossom.
Source: The Logical Indian