Star Member of the Month - March 2011

Aashayein Foundation recognizes the volunteers for their exemplary work, dedication and commitment and rewards them as

Star Member of the Month.

Piyush Garg has been selected as the Star Member of the Month for the month of March 2011, for his contribution to volunteering activities at Aashayein Hyderabad.

Please read the interview of his on life, Aashayein and his views.


1. Tell us something about yourself.    

 I am IT guy and have been working since last 6.5 yrs. I am a part of Aashayein from last 1.5 yr.

2. What are your hobbies?

Travelling, biking, racquet sports, music

3. Mention about your professional life.

Currently, working for Healtcare Company known as Stryker based out at Gurgaon.

4. When did you join Aashayein Foundation and why did you join it?

I met Anvesh, who is the core member of aashayein , in one of the bike rides. He told me about Aashayein foundation and the work it does.  I have been working with NGO’s earlier and looking for one in Hyderabad as I believe in giving back to society. So that was the starting point.

 5. Which has been the most memorable day in Aashayein for you?

During Twestival, we spent a day roaming in Pangajutta and almost went to each and every Jewellery store for seeking funds.  It was very tiring but we had a good fun. 

6. What are your expectations from Aashayein?

Aashayein is heading in the right direction and as it trying to come up with self sustaining model. I expect it to achieve goal very soon.

7. Tell us 2 things that you like in Aashayein and 2 areas that need more attention and how can we work on them?

1. Energy of the people involved. I like the spirit with which people put effort and hardwork.

2. Dedication of the volunteer.

Areas of Improvement:

 1. It should streamline BMKS model which I believe is not very smooth and require changes.

8. What are the different responsibilities that you would like to handle in Aashayein?

I have recently moved to Gurgaon so don’t think would be able to do much field work , but would definitely like to contribute in whatever way I can.

9.  Where would you like to see Aashayein in 5 years from now?

Self sustained NGO and supporting thousands of kids through programs such as BMKS, SA and PA.

10. Any message for Aashayein and its members.

All of us are doing great work. Just we need to keep going.