I began my journey with Manzil Welfare Society (NGO) in year
2006. The reason for joining this NGO was to do my academics. I understand a
question will arise that this can be done at other school then why Manzil. As
other mischievous kids I also use to be a loitering kid but my mother knew that
a correct direction will be given to me if I join Manzil. At Manzil I not only
got academic knowledge but they give me clarification to the struggle which was
going inside me. I use to do what anybody use to tell me, I didn’t had focus
and didn’t know what life is.
In India when you see a person on wheelchair you feel that
it's may be by birth or some illness that a person is using a wheelchair. What
we don't realize that it could be an accident that changes the life of a normal
person and makes them wheelchair bound and we start feeling pity for them.
But when we see few wheelchair users propelling their
wheelchairs as fast as possible and striking with each other to gain the
possession of rugby ball then that really surprises you and a proud feeling
takes over from the sympathy.
I was first told that I had been given a great opportunity to write about Lalit
Saini, little did I know that even the word ‘great’ did not do justice to the
beauty of the stories that were later told.
This is the story of Shahbaaz, a graphic
designer, quitter, dropout, teacher, reject and rebel.6 years ago Shahbaaz
joined Manzil as a student of computer class.
For 4 years he was an on/off student,
dabbling in theatre and guitar lessons in addition to his computer classes. He
also participated in the Manzil Radio group for a while.After having learned
the basics about computer programmes at Manzil, he went out in the world and
acquired a more advanced set of skills by attending various courses and
learning from different people.
काम करना हम सबको पड़ता है, जीवन की छोटी से छोटी ज़रूरत को पूरा करने के लिए काम करना पड़ता है। भूख लगी है तो खाना बनाना पड़ेगा, सोना है तो बिस्तर बिछाना पड़ेगा। खैर! इन सब में साचने वाली बात यह है कि दुनिया में कोई ऐसा काम नहीं है जो निःस्वार्थ हो?
any other organization like Manzil is trying to create a space for children
where they can make mistakes, ask questions, play, where there is no age
barrier, where you can be a teacher and student at the same time and where you
can be you. We recently got to know about a lovely space in Noida started by a
friend of Manzil. Kamiya has created a space for the local kids where they can
come and read books.