Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, what an environment to be in for this massive undertaking. Being able to stay in this retreat was a treat within itself, but to help our community simultaneously is another blessing. Not only do I feel proud to be a part of the Games for Seva mission and to accomplish the amount of work we had in this short interval, but I am even more proud to be a part of this team. I could not have achieved what I had if it wasn’t for the tremendous leadership of Rathi Auntie in addition to the help of all the kids and parents involved. It made for a more enjoyable experience to bond with my team members instead of working on our designated tasks in the seclusion of our homes.
The project itself is one of the most influential events to ever occur in my life, and not only for me, but for others as well. Swach Ganga certainly has the capability of educating those who directly affect the river to hopefully improve the river’s longevity. One day I will look back on this past week and realize that I contributed to my community. The simple thought of making someone’s life better on the other side of the world stuns me ~ Vijay Anand Class of 2018.