portrays the objective of Brahmbhog in its truest sense.
Living in very humble conditions, she was widowed 40 years ago. Repeated tragedies struck when she lost one son at the age of 18 while the other one suffers from TB, diabetes and psychiatric disorder. She is cohabited by her two daughters and their respective families. The family unit has no stable income as the male members are engaged in daily wage labor work.
“I don’t know what we would have done had Brahmbhog not supported us through all these years” whispers Mukhtiar Kaur in a voice choked by emotions.
Major Singh (62)
Contrary to his army sounding name, this Major Singh is without a family and does not know how he would have survived had Brahmbhog not been there to feed him. Although, he has worked as a carpenter but due to failing eye sight and hearing, he has been without any source of livelihood for past 17 years.
His previous employer has let him continue to live in a small room in his workshop but Major Singh is primarily living off that one single meal that he gets at Brahmbhog.
“This plate of hot and wholesome nutritious meal has helped me greatly in this old age and that too when I don’t have a family” shares Major Singh.
Hardeep Sharma (21)
Hardeep, today, is a confident young man quite in contrast from the boy who was unable to find a job and was disheartened with life. His father, the sole earning member of the family is engaged in the unorganized sector.
But, things took a turn towards empowerment when a couple of friends brought Hardeep to Margdarshan where a 3 months program in communication and basics of computers improved his employability.
Currently working at Big Bazaar, Hardeep is all appreciation for the soft skills training he received under this program.
And when asked about his future plans, prompt reply comes, “Margdarshan has transformed me to such an extent that now I am planning to pursue higher studies in hardware and networking.”
Ravneet Kaur (19)
A proud Margdarshan graduate, Ravneet has joined Westside.
Margdarshan helped her realize her dream of finding a stable livelihood. Hailing from a humble background, she doesn’t have any earning male member in her family.
“I had been looking for a job for more than a year after finishing school and was facing disappointment every other day. But the training I received at Margdarshan boosted my communication skills and the placement cell found this opportunity for me” tells Ravneet.
Her elder sister who had been the sole earning member of the family till now, is very proud of her.