Star Member of the Month - September

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

For September, 2009: Varun has been chosen as the Star Member of the Month for September2009 for his commitment and dedication towards projects like Shikshana Abhiyana. He has been very regular at the teaching activity at HCHW and one of the key members at SA. 

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

Tell us something about yourself.
    I am Varun. I completed my Education, including my from my Home town Guntur. I stay in Hyderabad to as I am working for Infosys. I am a calm and a workaholic person. 

What are your hobbies? 
    I like watching Team, playing cricket and listening to music. 

Mention about your professional life.
    I work as a Software Engineer in Infosys.
When did you join Aashayein Foundation and why did you join it?
    I joined Aashayein in Oct-2008. Before joining Aashayein itself I had intent to serve   people. During my college days I and some of my friends visited a few orphanages, schools for mentally retarded children and helped them. So, I saw Aashayein as a right platform from where I can help the needy.

Which has been the most memorable day in Aashayein for you? 
    The Painting Competition we organized in Last Nov-Dec. 
What are your expectations from Aashayein? 
    To provide right path for the People who have aspirations to help others but lack the credible source to see that the  resources they spent reach the needy people.

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:

    • Planning is good. We are open to Ideas from all the people.
    • We have very good Mentors(leaders –top brass)

    Thing to Improve: 

    • There are a lot of people giving ideas, but very few at the Ground level working on them.(Same problem as Democracy – People who teach are more and people who follow them are less).
    • We need to improve our Active Member strength.

What are the different responsibilities that you would like to handle in Aashayein? 
I am a bit of shy. So, I feel  I am better at  handling background works. I am currently taking care of HCHW School. I would like to take care of preparing the Syllabus, maintaining the trackers and if needed taking the bottom line responsibility for Shikshana Abhiyana.

here would you like to see Aashayein in 5 years from now?
    I would like to see atleast 500 active members in Aashayein…If we have 500 Active Members we can run our Initiatives very effectively and we can surely get contributions from them.

Any message for Aashayein and its members. 
    We are Doing Good Work ….Keep up the Same Tempo.