By Khams Zotal
This article is all about the challenges faced by the school going children in rural areas of Jharkhand-Bihar in India.
What do you think could be the reason why the place is so much neglected?
Hey! They said; beware of the people living in Jharkhand-Bihar, they’re illiterate and cunning (Chalak). This is not really funny!!! I wish they speak words like “yes! We should focus on these states, the state is lacked behind in all round development, and we must help them” Wow! You’re doing a great job. Yes. We must change the lives of the people living in Jharkhand-Bihar. This should be the positive words that should come out from young responsible citizens. What say?
Language doesn’t matter, but positive change attitude does matter to be a change maker.
Beyond expectation, the place is beautiful and lovely although it’s hot and dry. People are friendly and eager to learn new things. Expectation is too high. I can say the land is blessed with unique natural beauty and there we can see many tourist spots. Everywhere I we go in the villages, we can identified the needs of the people and I find their needs is my needs as well. I thought I am the only guy born in such critical environment with less effective of governance and corrupted. The problem faced by the people living in rural areas of Jharkhand-Bihar is not less the same with the people living in the rural or hilly areas of Manipur where I belong. Or every village in India faced the same problems? Could it be?
Go to urban areas in any states of the country (India), there you can see how much the country is well developed. But, go to rural areas of any state of the country the real images-development status of the country can be seen. I can say; what we see is not what we don’t really see. The sun doesn’t looks like the Sun, because live is really critical and so hard for the people in such condition. There is no proper road or transportation, electricity, health care, many children’s remained untrained-uneducated.
It still ring in my ears, once the chief Guest in my high school teachers day quoted “Children are hope of the world, they’re the pillar of the nation”. According to India constitution and the Right to Education, children below the age of 14 will get free education. I think it’s the time for us to re-evaluate whether the scheme is well implemented or not especially in the rural areas where some of the primary school turn into the best shelter for the cows and buffaloes. “Education is a mass for all children”
Wake up now, let the children enjoy their rights and let the nation bloom through the pillars we had.
Khams Zotal is a national volunteer in International Citizen Service (ICS) under Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) India. A team of 11 members, four national volunteers and Seven United Kingdom (UK) Volunteers is currently working with ICS partner organization called NEEDS. Rural Technology Park (RTP), Madhuadih, Sarwan Block, Deoghar District, Jharkhand, India.
How can you reach Khams Zotal?
I am using Jharkhand Airtel no. 08757925421 provided by the partner organization; I will be available in WhatsApp, Viber, Chat on, LINE, Facebook, Gmail, Skype etc.
I reach Delhi on 14th February 2014 for my ICS assessment day and personal interview. With the positive result in the interview I was selected for the national volunteer in ICS to fight against poverty in India. I am being assigned to return home and come back for the program on March 27th. But I stayed in Delhi and spared my time working with the VSO-India, also become volunteers’ to work for providing social justice and equality for the North East people residing in Delhi. It was very challenging life experienced! Well, this is not our topic! Will talk more about it year later! LOL!
What is with me?
i) Black Trolley gifted by my little Sis. Judith Mantuang
ii) Sony Vaio Laptop, charger and bags’
iii) Canon Camera IXUS & Charger
iv) Samsung Galaxy Grand1 & Charger
v) Sprit Watches, Sunglasses
vi) All my educational certificates is with me
vii) Bank passbook, ATM, Driving License, Pan card, Student ID, NESCH ID,
viii) Odomos, colligates, perfume, First Aid medicine, water bottles, Gel, sunscreen,
ix) 4 T-shirts, 2-jeans pant, 1 quarter pant, 2-boxer, 2-underwears, 1 kurta and Paijama, 1 Puma shoe, leather boot, pairs of socks and yellow chapel.
ICS Jharkhand team members?
National Volunteers namely:-
Ms. Ritika (Jamshedpur)
Mr. Khamlianlal (Manipur)
Mr. Sadananda (Odisha) &
Mr. Varun (Patna)
UK volunteers namely:-
Ms. Aiwei Zeng,
Ms. Paige &
Ms. Esther Cross
What type of works did Khams Zotal do?
I am a simple social worker because I find the needs to help people. There is nothing in me as such, I love being with the need people, I may not be able to support them financially, but I can help them to change their lives’ with the wills and challenges in me. Helps each other, be prepare for anything! I rather die youth with a reason than live old without any reason!
I am happy when I can help people. I challenge myself to change my world.
I keep updating the team activities in www.davoices.weebly.com please go to the VSO-ICS section in the website!
How long I will be engage in VSO-ICS?
It is 11 weeks volunteer works, the journey started on 27th March, 2014 and it will be end on the 23rd June, 2014. While all the National and International Volunteers will return back to Delhi.
Something Missing now!
1) Regular talks with family, friends and dear one
2) Traditional food cooked by mom
3) Easy access to Internet
4) Jarda Pan after Luch/ dinner,hahaha
5) No stylish dress.
What you can do for me!
A prayer can strengthen me, even a little encouragement will helps, but not a request!
I choose to be in a real life, real situation to make changes in the society!
God bless the world!
@ Khams Zotal
Do you want to make change?
If the answer to the above mentioned question is yes, then the International Citizen Service is for you. International Citizen Service (ICS) is a 3 month international volunteering programme that aims at building mutual respect and understanding among young people and facilitates the process of becoming active citizens in an increasingly global world. A global programme, in India the ICS programme is implemented by VSO India, a development organisation that seeks to foster partnerships with organisations and people in order to channel the spirit of volunteerism towards development goals of health, education, livelihood and disability. The programme involves working with young people from the United Kingdom for a period of three months, while living in a rural community in India. The present ICS Cycle will begin in March 31, 2014 and run up till June 30, 2014. The next Cycle will begin from August 4, 2014 to October 27, 2014
ICS offers an opportunity to learn by experience about the diversity of peoples’ lives within the global community, develop knowledge, skills and values. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to engage with critical, social and developmental issues first hand and contribute to the learning and development of a cross cultural team.
We are looking for a highly motivated young person, who can work with a diverse group of young people, is well organised and is up for the challenge of a highly intense experience.
Structure of the programme:
The programme is structured around five ‘core components’.
o Be an Indian national
o Between the ages of 18 – 25 years
o Is comfortable conversing in both Hindi and English
Interested in applying?
For more details on the International Citizen Service please visit our websites http://www.volunteerics.org/about-ics or contact Pallavi Kaushal / Nupur Dwivedi at 011- 46681501 – 04 and /or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org