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AFS—Turning point of my life

We are very proud to share that one of our students will soon graduate to become a homeopathic doctor. What’s more Kanchan Yadav wants to come back and do health check-ups for our girl students.

That’s her idea of Seva or giving back to the institution that nurtured her in her formative years. A native of Varanasi, Kanchan stepped into the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Dehradun, Uttarakhand in 2011. Since then, there has been no looking back.

Kanchan hails from Ghazipur district, Varanasi, Uttarakhand. She comes from a large joint family and her father and uncles are into agriculture and dairy farming. One of her uncle who worked in the Arsha Vidya Pitham, Rishikesh came to know about AIM for Seva and decided to enrol his two daughters and niece in the Dehradun Chatralayam.

Kanchan stepped into the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Dehradun when she moved to class 7. Till class X, Kanchan studied at the Aryan Vidya Mandir High School, Dehradun. She completed her intermediate from Shiv Shiksha Niketan High School, Dehradun.

She is happy that she was exposed to value-based education during a crucial phase of her life. “I learnt the Bhagavad Gita. A lot of volunteers used to drop in our Chatralayams at a regular basis and I learnt English speaking skills from them. Overall, I have witnessed a positive change in my personality,” she says.

After completing her schooling, Kanchan took some time off to prepare for her college entrance examinations and went back to Varanasi. She is now completed her second year in homeopathy from Chandola Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand.

Kanchan aspires to be a successful homeopathic practitioner one day. AIM for Seva remains close to her heart and she hopes to give back what she learnt during her 6 year stay in the Dehradun Chatralayam. “I learnt the importance of value-based education and giving back to society. We are beneficiaries of someone’s largesse. It is important to keep that in mind and I hope one day I too can come and give back to the institution that nurtured me. I plan to provide all medical related support to our Chatralayam once I become a doctor,” she says.

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