Helping poor and oppressed is one of the three principles taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhs are encouraged to assist those who are less fortunate to improve their health, well being, and education so that they can become an active part of the society. 37-year-old Jaswinder Singh is doing his bit to help fulfilling dreams of about 120 girls living in Delhi slums.
A journalist by profession, Jaswinder Singh left his job after spending about 14 years of his life in the profession because he wanted to do something different and for the society. He reached out to his friend Sonal, the founder of NGO Protsahan. He requested her to allow him to do some volunteer work for Protsahan.
It was in 2016 when Sonal, who is Jaswinder’s wife now, invited him to the centre in Uttam Nagar and from there Jaswinder’s life took the whole new turn.
“On my first visit, I was there, the kids after their evening meditation, they hugged me. And it was a whole new world for me. All the girls hugging me one after the other, that entire experience, that one day at Protsahan, changed me,” Jaswinder Singh said.
It’s been over two years now, Jaswinder Singh and other members of Protsahan are working ‘for at-risk adolescent girls’.
Jaswinder Singh, who is now the Director, Advocacy & Communications at Protsahan, and his team members are continuously working on transforming the lives of about 120 girls from slums in Delhi by helping them to get education so that they can stand tall and make it big.
Besides education, they are establishing a digi lab to train these girls in computer programming so that they can have a bright future.