Picture Courtesy: M-Y-S-E-L-F
Imagine 20 years from now, categorized as a ‘woman of substance’ by the World, you ponder down your memory lane at an old snapshot and remember the old times. You realize that you’ve been through a lot, and the experience you’ve gained has taken you through life’s storms. This pierces through your heart, making you feel like you miss your Alma Mater. Then you look at the world around you, and you feel burdened. You’ve reached all heights of glory thanks to your education, and your hard work; but your fellow citizens are still struggling, what can you do about them?
Education is not just about learning and then imparting that learning to lead a better life, education is also about sharing knowledge. It does not matter if you are a product of Harvard, IIMs or even Symbiosis; you have a responsibility to the society. If you can foster that responsibility under an umbrella like Symbiosis, you have done justice to the education you have earned.
‘Educate a boy, and you educate an individual; educate a girl, and you educate a whole community!’
-Anoop Mathai Mathew
P.S.: The original unedited version of this Picture won the Best Photography Award at UMEED 'Pictography for a Social Cause' Competition at Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune, India.