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19-year-old finds joy in teaching poor children

Hindustan Times Paathshala volunteer Harsh Nirmal says the experience cheers him up

delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2016 19:04 IST
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Volunteer Harsh Nirmal
Volunteer Harsh Nirmal(Hindustan Times)

Harsh Nirmal is just 19 and very early in life he has understood the reasons that give him joy. It is not fancy things but the thing that gives Nirmal happiness is teaching the underprivileged children.

He has been able to realise of this happiness after volunteering for Hindustan Times Paathshala. He now teaches students of classes 3-5 at NGO Pratham’s centre in Mangolpuri.

“I came to know about HT Paathshala through Facebook, later my friend recommended me to volunteer for it. The time I spent teaching the children has brought me closer to them. The way kids welcome me and eagerly wait every week to learn something new from me, cheers me up very much,” said Nirmal.

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Nirmal has also been teaching children different sporting activities.

“The fact that I motivate kids to live better gives me a pure joy. Memories made here will always cherished,” said Nirmal.

What do we do - Hindustan Times Paathshala is a CSR initiative to support the education of underprivileged children. Over 60,000 lives have been impacted under various projects of Paathshala since its launch in April, 2012. Volunteering program was initiated on 7 Dec 2015 with our partner Ngo’s to make volunteering more accessible for anyone who wanted to devote time for the children in need. So be it a donation, or a purposeful hour spent with underprivileged children, Small actions make a big difference.

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