Annadanam maha danam – vidya danam mahattaram |
Annena kshanika thripthihi – yavajjivanthu vidyayaa ||
The jist of this subhashita is that the gift of education is eternal. This is my humble effort to contribute in my own way to ASHA, a non-profit that strives to provide better education for underprivileged children and women in India. Many of the organization’s volunteers are graduate students like my friends who spend their vacations visiting various sites in India and working on projects to ensure that the money is spent judiciously.