Ramadan 1439: Sarah


By Poornima Marh, TwoCircles.net

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Sarah, 33, was born and brought up in Bangalore. She is an Electronics Engineer and used to work as a microchip design Engineer. Currently she is working for an NGO, named Project Smile.

About her passion for social causes she says “ Charity, social justice, helping others, has been an integral part of my life since Childhood. I cannot stand injustice. My mother works in Education and my father has been an avid wildlife conservationist and a journalist. Time and again I’ve seen my parents stand up for what is right. They have been a major influence. And there are so many people I’ve met along the way who have influenced and inspired me.”

She took me on a tour around the place where they set up for the day. It was a huge warehouse where a lot of people had come to help. All volunteers had gathered and were packing bags to be distributed the other day, to all around Bangalore. The Project Smile “Iftar Kit” contained, Chicken, onion, tomatoes, potatoes, ginger, garlic, and two fresh fruits available in the market.

She says “Ramadan, for me is like a training ground. Anything you do in life needs training. This month no matter which country you are in, where you’re at, the rules are the same. After this month you know you can be the best possible version of yourself. I want to be the same person all my life.”

“Training is done this month, you go out into the world, and be that person for the rest of your life. That’s the goal. Ramadan is also one of the most busiest month of all for me. It is the most active time of the year. You cannot just sit around doing nothing, you do the best for yourself and for the society. For me it is all the more enjoyable.”

“I connect to it even more after I’ve had my children, I have two sons, and I understand in order to make them responsible citizens of the world, Ramadan’s teachings are important. If you want to change yourself for the better, this is the month to do that. Change your bad habits, one at a time, inculcate good ones, one at a time and become better day by day.”

TCN Series: Ramadan 1439