A doctor in Rajasthan is spreading the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi among children in a unique way.
Dr Virendra Singh, superintendent of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, regularly organises workshops here to spread the message of honesty and compassion among kids. He gives Rs 100 and a postcard to every student attending the workshop.
“I ask them to use Rs 50 for someone who they see suffering or in need, and the rest they can spend on themselves.
The children have to write a postcard to me about how they used the money,” Singh sai.d
Rohit from Jaipur, who attended one of his workshops, wrote to the doctor of how he helped an injured stray cow near his house. Singh has received hundreds of such postcards from children.
“In my workshops, I tell children how Gandhi in his childhood had sometimes lied and made wrong use of money, but how he later went on to become one of the world’s most respected figures,” he said.
He also makes presentations based on the feedback on the postcards to make his lectures interesting.