Vision never blocked his mission; Sewabharati volunteer who stood against all physical odds
New Delhi December 05: Blind from his birth, Pradip Kumar of Nizamabad, works as a Public Relationship Officer in an govt enterprise keeps himself busy in social works after his routine office works.
In his childhood, Pradip Kumar spent his school day evenings in Shakhas of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Though physically he was blind, Pradip could imbibe the immense values of RSS ideology through his inner vision. He became a regular activist of RSS, became the Mukhya Shiskak (Chief Instructor) of the same shakha for 3 years. Blindness was nothing a cause of concern.
SewaBharati volunteers convinced him to shift to Hyderabad where he stayed as a full time volunteer and started working in the slums near Kachiguda.
With guidance and his natural style he soon became an inspiration to the slum children, his Bhajana were a raze and his samsara Kendra a magnet of social change.
Soon he completed his graduation while working in the eight slums around nimboliadda located around Sewabharati office.
Pradip also completed his post graduation, his Masters in Social Work (MSW). Soon he went for a PG Diploma in public relations, All this with limited resources and help from friends who read and recorded audio books for him while working along with him in Sewabharati.
Pradip who was still an RSS functionary locally, dicided to serve the society and became a Pracharak (Fulltime worker). He served society through the organisation’s social service wing, Seva Vibhag / Sewabharati helping the poor, under-privileged, needy. He inspired youth for dedicating themselves for a social cause. Brought social changes fought for child rights convinced parents to stop drinking and sending their children to schools if not just the informal schools run by Sewabharati 350 of them in combined AP.
Pradip served as Pracharak for 11 years and later decided to begin a personal career. He joined a government enterprise as a PRO. Pradip got married Kavita, one of his distant relative. Knowing the fact that Pradip is blind, his passion for social works, Kavita shouldered her husband in for each and everything. Boosted from support of Kavita, Pradip continued his work with Sewabharati while taking on responsibility, kept himself busy in social activities.
Now, Pradip is leading a happy life with his family and Sewabharati activities. His little daughter Kirtana loves and supports her father too for all of his activities.
Recently Dr Manmohan Vaidya, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh was in Telangana for organisational tour. Pradip Kumar attended an RSS Baitak in which Dr Manmohan Vaidya participated. Dr Vaidya met Pradip, discussed many issues of social concern. Dr Vaidya wished Pradip, congratulated him for his commitment and dedication.
Today Pradip works for the visually handicapped under SAKSHAM a unit of Sewabharati.