Star Member of the Month - November

Aashayein Foundation recognizes every month the star member of the month for their exemplary work, dedication and commitment.

For November, 2009: Praneetha G has been chosen as the Star Member of the Month for November 2009 for her commitment and dedication and her tremendous contribution to Walk ON '09.
Please read the interview of her on life, Aashayein and her views.
Tell us something about yourself.     
    Hi, I’m Praneetha Gadiyaram. I worked with Wipro for an year and am preparing for Civil Services now. 

What are your hobbies? 
    I’m an avid reader. Singing and dancing also take up most of my leisure.  

Mention about your professional life.
     Since I’m studying now, my student life is my professional life :) 
When did you join Aashayein Foundation and why did you join it?

    I joined Aashayein Foundation in April ’09, days after my birthday. I wanted to donate some amount for a good cause and enquired my friend Divya Deep L about it. He suggested AF as he was already a member. I’m glad the amount was well spent for a breakfast serving and I attended the teaching activities as well.

Which has been the most memorable day in Aashayein for you? 
    While serving breakfast at an old age home on one of the Sundays, which happened to be Mother’s day, an old lady said that I reminded her of her daughter and requested us to visit their old age home again. It was very touching to see the emptiness in their moist eyes. 
What are your expectations from Aashayein? 
    What ever I have seen in Aashayein, is wonderful. Let the transparency and the work go on for the literacy of the kids.

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

    Good things:

  • The very cause to educate kids.
  • Giving every member the independence to work towards betterment of the foundation.
  • Thing to Improve:

  •  As of now, we have good member base, but AF needs to grow on a larger scale.
What are the different responsibilities that you would like to handle in Aashayein? 
     Working for something that puts a smile on a child’s face is the topmost priority. Surveying and serving breakfast are the responsibilities I’d like to share with AF.

 Where would you like to see Aashayein in 5 years from now?
    At the rate at which AF is growing, I’m hoping the foundation spreads to another 5 cities as well.
Any message for Aashayein and its members. 
      Being with Aashayein, gives me immense pleasure. Thanks for starting such a novel foundation which gives us a platform to give back to the society. It has always been my passion to work for the underprivileged. Aashayein and its members are doing a tremendous job. Three cheers!! Keep it going :)