Here's a quick question for everyone reading this — Do you consider yourself as a rather fortunate human being? Be it money, food, shelter or health, are we not reasonably blessed? What about your education? Aren't some of us very fortunate with the education that we have received? I know I am.
Have you ever wondered about the under privileged or less fortunate who don't have the same access to love, care and comfort that we have? What's worse is that they have even been denied the most basic of education.
With the start of a new school term, the Tusker H.O.G. Chapter's initiative ‘Back To School' was a key reminder to us and our children, that kids who have much less are often more motivated to work harder, as their hunger to achieve is driven by their needs.
Bangalore H.O.Gs Back to School initiative saw 20 riders and their families ride to St. Mary's Orphanage in Cooke Town, Bangalore.
The volunteers interacted with 200 resident kids and spent time with the management to understand the kind of facilities available for the children, their basic necessities and how all of us can help.
The riders and their families spent quality time with the children, and educated them on the importance of riding safe and a quick chat on motorcycles, which was clearly a topic of excitement for the kids.
The delightful smiles and eager enthusiasm of the children was enough for the Harley boys to fire up their machines and put on a little show for their little audience.
Aside from a little revving show, the kids were taken on a joyride atop the majestic Harleys. And as they do with every initiative, the Tusker H.O.G. Chapter chose to create a positive impact on the lives of their newfound miniature fans. The Chapter also made a financial contribution of INR 70,000/- to support St. Mary's Orphanage.
My biggest take away from the latest Tusker H.O.G. initiative was this — owning a Harley Davidson does not make you a lean, mean fighting machine without a care in the world for anyone else.
As demanding as life is, we are all forced to wear many hats. What the Tusker H.O.G. Chapter reminds us is to stop thinking about the individual and start thinking about the society.
"A child without education, is like a bird without wings" — Tibetan proverb