Life is a complex thing. We live, eat and work. That is a routine which we all go through. We have fun and face moments of sadness sometimes. We attack [? criticise] people at times and get attacked [?criticised] by people too. This is all a part of living. This is all a part of “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam”!
There are things we do with which we experience satisfaction and there are things with which we don’t feel satisfied at all.
Helping our own family members and getting thanked for is clearly satisfying but is also our duty. Helping someone who is not exactly part of the family and getting thanked for is definitely more fulfilling and satisfying. I have no doubt about it at all!
I met Vishal Sarawat, a flying student in Sydney, in a meeting organised for the exploited students in 2009. He is from Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was a sincere, decent and genuine Indian student who had arranged the funds in India and came to Sydney to train as a Pilot. He came to Sydney to train and return back to India.
Unfortunately, things did not go according to his plans. He paid the fees but did not get what was expected.
He went through a lot of emotional and physical pain.
I sensed his anguish and felt the need to help him. This then led to an effective networking with media, VETAB, Govt officials, ESOS, Lawyers and Ministers. Cash Cow programme [Four Corners, ABC], for which we gave our assistance, helped us a lot. It was my initiative for Flying school students.
His story is here. >>>>>>>>MyStory-Vishal-Sarawat
Knowing him well over more than 20 months, he has now become a younger brother to me.
I am proud to have been able to help him against the massive exploitation by this school.
I declare right here that I did it without any personal benefit or consideration. I had no conflict of interest in this matter either.
Yadu Singh/Sydney/21st April, 2011