NGO Being Social | Kumar Gaurav tribute to MOM

I ever wondered how some ordinary people could think so exceptionally while being from common surroundings? We bring one such man to you. In this story, Gaurav tells about an NGO by a volunteer to give back society and help orphans

Today, we sit down with Kumar Gaurav, the man behind Being Social – Ek Nayi Shuruat. It is an Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) platform, encouraging people to empower underprivileged children. And It also ensures their safety and hygiene in orphanages, old age homes, and slums.

Born and brought up in Saharsa in the northern part of Bihar, Gaurav is currently living in Delhi. He is working in the Public Health Sector. He believes in the simple philosophy of spreading smiles and serving humanity. Gaurav makes it a point to become the reason for people’s smiles and happiness. It is something that he has believed in from the early years of his life till now. He takes it as the only way that someone can define humanity.

Like a majority of people, Gaurav, too, has learned his philosophy of life from his mother. She always told him that one should strive for inner peace. Even though he has lost his mother physically, he still likes to follow her teachings.

He tells that he started his NGO ‘Being Social,’ with his friend Praveen Prem Shukla. They met through a WhatsApp group made for social sector work for those who seek jobs in this sector. In the group, several HR personnel from different leading organizations were added so that they could keep the group updated about job openings.

One day, Gaurav thought of using social media for doing some social service on the weekend. That’s when he shared the idea of meeting and discussing the prospects of this. But, the only two people who always made it to these meetings were Gaurav and Praveen. Both of them realized that whatever has to be done, would be done by these two only. And that’s how they became co-founders of the NGO.

Discussing for hours about issues like health, education, environment, etc., they could not conceive any idea about going forward with their wish. That’s when they saw a little girl searching inside a dustbin to find something to eat. Even though they were sitting in a restaurant full of people with enough money in their pockets, no one came forward to help the little girl.

After buying food for the girl, both Gaurav and Praveen felt a sense of satisfaction and internal peace. It prompted them to start helping people deprived of food and clothes.

They decided to devote 3 to 4 hours on alternative weekends for this cause, which took them to different slums, orphanages and old age homes. After opening the NGO, they also spread awareness about the importance of education, good health, safe water sanitation, and basic hygiene practices, etc.

Earlier, only Gaurav and Praveen were associated with the cause, being the founders of the NGO. However, as word spread in three to four months, seven more volunteers started to join them, taking the number of core committee members to nine.

Gaurav doesn’t forget to mention the names of these people, who showed their faith and trust and joined the initial core team. They are Mr. Gaurav Khurana, Mr. Monish Sharma, Mr. Ashish Kumar, Mr. Harish Rawat, Mr. Subodh Arora, Mr. Humair, and Dr. Partha.

If starting the NGO wasn’t a difficult task in itself, the founders had also to witness mixed to adverse reactions about this. People wanted to see what they were doing. And for how long will they manage to do this just for cause and spending money from pockets. NGO Being Social | Kumar Gaurav tribute to MOM.

However, driven by the desire to do something for the society, the team never backed off, which led it to where it stands today.

Presently, the NGO is busy in activities like donating things of daily use to orphanages, old age homes, and slums as per their needs. They also try to highlight the importance of maintaining good health by conducting yoga sessions, health check-ups, sanitation and cleanliness drives, and plantation drives, etc.

Recently with the support of their volunteers, they were also able to sponsor the education of six students of the 8th standard from Ludhiana.

Their most recent campaign is Water for Birds. They celebrated 7th May as the day dedicated to Water for Birds. The campaign saw participation from various cities, and individuals from different countries as well showed their support for the cause.

Next, Being Social will be inaugurating its first weekend school for slum children at Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, on the 28th of May. Here slum children could attend vocational courses like yoga, sketching, painting, music, art and craft, paper folding, rangoli making, Mehendi designing, and all.

Gaurav signs off by reminding us of his mother’s teachings that one should help others and be the reason for someone’s happiness. Indeed NGO Being Social | Kumar Gaurav tribute to MOM

We surely believe that he is living his late mother’s dream, what say?

For more details about the school or the NGO, you can visit their Facebook page. Further, they are always looking for volunteers on weekends. If you are interested, please contact them through their FB page. They would be happy to coordinate with you.

 

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  • Bhavna verma
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 1:36 am 0Likes

    A man who thinks about others before him is more than a human. A normal human like us go true with the lines of a song of Imagine drgons- Deamons: “No matter what we breed, we still are made of greed!!” But people like Gaurav set a milestone by selling his greed to humanity. Contributing his life to a worth. I am so proud of people like him and glad to know him in person.
    Keep going sir. Way long to go!
    Cheers!!

  • Deepak
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm 0Likes

    Stay blessed buddy , your efforts are worth emulating

  • Prem Shankar
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm 0Likes

    There is a saying ” Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” And Gaurav Sir and Team have came so far and still long way to go. Everyone should give their helping hand for noble. Gaurav Sir and team has done some revolutionary work, which can be seen by the number of active young volunteers who come forward in Pan India. I am proud of him and wish him and team a great success ahead. 👏👏👍

    • Eli
      Posted April 24, 2020 at 9:35 am 0Likes

      I am so glad to have learned and have seen myself how this project has developed. Even though we are in separate countries I admire your dedication and you all are an inspiration to many and a blessing to many more

  • Mayur
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0Likes

    Proud of bring associated with Gaurav!!!👍👍 Keep the good work up!!!

  • Dr Ritika
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0Likes

    Gaurav sir n his team ….first time when I met u all guys….at seva ashram….through Praveen sir…(special thnx to him for connecting me at this platform)..I really found a different type of peace in mind…because what u all r doing …nobody can…Ur Moto is very different to other …because in other Ngo…money is important..but at this platform…time is very important thing
    I have attended a lot of activity with u all guys n each activity taught me different things which credit goes to these two persons…I wish to God ….u both stay blessed…. make Ur journey easy .,happy,bright n successful…..
    There is something special for u. ..plz check fb page

  • Dr Ritika
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0Likes

    Gaurav sir n his team ….first time when I met u all guys….at seva ashram….through Praveen sir…(special thnx to him for connecting me at this platform)..I really found a different type of peace in mind…because what u all r doing …nobody can…Ur Moto is very different to other …because in other Ngo…money is important..but at this platform…time is very important thing
    I have attended a lot of activity with u all guys n each activity taught me different things which credit goes to these two persons…I wish to God ….u both stay blessed…. make Ur journey easy .,happy,bright n successful…..
    There is something special for u. ..plz check fb page

  • Dr Ritika Chauhan
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm 0Likes

    Gaurav sir…A very kind hearted person ..which have already seen by different activities.
    Seriously I never thought ..there wud b a change in myself but when first time I met u guys at seva ashram…then I found a different type of peace in my mind..I want to be thankful …Mr Praveen sir who gave me this opportunity to do seva (help of needed persons)under u sir n because of what u taught me a lot of things …which I have already discussed at fb page…I wish to God…give u a long life n stay blessed as always…all the best u n Ur team……still we have to go at higher n higher level…
    Being social…ek nayi shuru sat
    Spread smiles n serve humanity 😊🙂

  • Kumar Chandan
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm 0Likes

    Proud of you Gaurav. Really happy to know about all these. Many of us only thing to do these kind of work but u have executed the same. Dil se Dua Hai Tere Liye. We are always there to extend our support. God bless you.

  • Neeti Gupta
    Posted September 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm 0Likes

    Keep the good work On Gaurav Sir and team !!!

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