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Ismail and Muzammil go to college.. by Devika, Ismail and Muzammil

‘Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead’- Nelson Mandela

We gave you a glimpse into this in the last newsletter and we are happy to share details about a particularly significant news with all of you.

Ismail and Muzammil, who happen to be familiar faces from the core group at Nizamuddin have made it to college. This is a great moment of pride and relief for all of us since they are the first from Aagaaz (and from their families) who have managed to cross this milestone of getting admission into an higher education institution.

It has been a crazy journey which included long exhausting hours of going to colleges all over Delhi to get admission forms and filling them up with full determination. In addition to that, these boys had to prepare for auditions and showcase their artistic abilities.

This was our first time as well. All sorts of questions arose in our minds. It seemed like we were all going to college and this starting preoccupying our mind. All the madness paid off since these both of them found their way to the top 15 of Delhi University’s ECA (Extra Curricular Activities) merit list.

We could not have been happier, especially since Muzammil has now started their Bachelor of Arts at Zakir Husain Delhi College and Ismail is doing the same at PGDAV College, Nehru Nagar. This is what they have to say:

ISMAIL:

मुझे कॉलेज जाना बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है | कॉलेज अब मेरी एक नयी journey है जिसे मुझे तय करना है | कॉलेज में नए दोस्त बनाना और नए teachers से मिलना अच्छा लग रहा है | और एक बात जो सबसे अच्छी है वो है के में अब जैसा चाहूँ वैसे get-up रख सकता हूँ बिना किसी भी रोक-टोक के !

मेरे ख्याल से मेरे परिवार में मै इकलौता इंसान हूँ जो कॉलेज जा रहा है | यह मेरे परिवार और मेरे लिए अच्छा है क्यूंकि मै वो मुकाम हासिल कर पाऊंगा जो आज तक मेरे परिवार में कोई हासिल नहीं कर पाया है |

कॉलेज के द्वारा मुझे एक नया experience मिलेगा, मेरी knowledge बढ़ेगी और मुझे अच्छे job offers मिल सकेंगे | मै well-educated हो जाऊँगा और मेरी self-respect बढ़ेगी | और मेरे educated होने से मेरी आने वाली पीढ़ी भी well-educated हो जाएँगी न की मेरी पिछली पीढ़ी की तरह अनपढ़ |

MUZAMMIL:

मुझे कॉलेज जाना बहुत अच्छा लग रहा है | काफी कुछ नया सिख रहा हूँ और बहुत सारे नए लोगो से भी मिल कर उन्हें जानने का मौका मिल रहा है | धीरे धीरे कॉलेज और स्कूल के बीच में फर्क समझ आ रहा है, यहाँ कोई -टोक नहीं है बिलकुल भी !

मेरा कॉलेज जाना मेरे और मेरे परिवार के लिए बहुत ज़रूरी है | में अपने घर से पहला हूँ कॉलेज में पढने वाला, इस के वजह से एक chain टूट गयी है हमारे परिवार में स्कूल के बाद ना पढने वालो की और अब आगे भी टूटती रहेगी और बदलाव आयेंगे मेरे सोचने के तरीके में भी | बहुत सारी चीज़ें पता चलेंगी हमारे परिवार को जो पहले पता नहीं चल पाती थी |

मेरे कॉलेज में पढने के कारण मेरे लिए बहुत सारी opportunities खुल जाएँगी; में  नौकरी ढूंढ सकता हूँ जो अभी मेरे परिवार में कोई नहीं करता है, में मेहनत कर के IPS बन सकता हूँ, law पढ़ कर lawyer बन सकता हूँ | में अपना पुराना life-style भी बदल पाऊंगा इन सभी मौको के कारण |

This opens up a lot of opportunities for them and we want to support them in the best possible way. Currently we are hunting for sponsors who would like to fund their education. We would love to discuss possibilities with you if you’d like to help, or know someone who could. It goes without saying- Do spread the word. We look at this sponsorship as an opportunity to create bonds between these goofy boys and their newfound support structure.

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