Monday, January 13, 2020

Gratitude Note

Amit Ji: The Water Hero

Amit Ji
“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry”
--Thomas Fuller—

When we shifted from Khan Market to Sujan Singh Park, in the year of 2010, the first problem we faced was arranging for drinking water. In our early days, we would have to arrange for water through multiple sources, until Amit Ji came as our “Water Hero” and promised to provide us with free drinking water. Amit Ji runs a business of selling 20 litres water bottles and supplying them to shops and homes nearby.

A Manzil student, working with Amit JI
Amitji also helps us in other ways. For example, he prefers hiring Manzil students as accountants for managing the finances of his business. He also provides employment to those who complete Manzil’s Tally (Accounting Software) course.

When thinking about Amit Ji, a particular incident comes to mind, one day when we were in need of a place to organise one of our events called Manzil Got Talent in 2016, an annual event to help provide a platform to our students for showcasing their talents, he helped connect us with his former school, Lodhi State School, who graciously landed us their auditorium, Vidhya Bhawan Maha Vidhyalaya.

He did not stop there. He also provided 20 bottles of drinking water for free at Manzil Utsav held on 10th November 2019. Manzil Utsav happens every 2 years and is the biggest event organized to celebrate our students and their passions.

Whenever I go to his shop, he always offers me tea. He is a curious man and often asks various practical questions related to Tally or Account, which allows me the opportunity to learn by exposing me to real-life financial challenges faced by a businessman.

Amit Ji is a hardworking and humble person. He travels every day from Ghaziabad to Khan Market which takes him 1.5 hours to travel one way.
His story too is an inspiration for all of us. He is a self-made man who started his business with 10 bottles and now supplies more than 150 of them in a single day.  In his early days, during a period of financial difficulty, he used to deliver the bottles himself and now he has employed  3-4 boys who deliver water for his business. 

“The best gift you can give to the coming generation is water”. On this note, we would like to express our gratitude towards Amit Ji. He still continues providing us 2-3 bottles of drinking water every day for free. We salute his spirit of kindness and wish him the best in future.
Thank you very much Amit Ji.

Written by Anil Kumar, Computer Coordinator, Manzil
Edited by Akansha, Volunteer, Manzil

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