Madhish Nilesh Parikh an Engineer & Finalist of the iVolunteer Awards speaks of his volunteering journey.. “I am From Ahmedabad and one of the reasons I took up volunteering is to bring about a better Society, Make a Change and create a Social Impact. Volunteering also gives me immense Satisfaction & Happiness. One of my first memories of volunteering includes being part of a Blood Donation Camp and then i worked in almost all possible areas being a student.”
Madhish was an instrumental part of a Project Rang Amaizi – A unique wall painting competition that was taken up as a National Project of NSS by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. Some of his accolades include “Best NSS Volunteer” by Gujarat Technological University, “Indira Gandhi NSS Award” which was presented by then President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
When quizzed about the hardships one face while volunteering, here’s what madhish had to say, “The only hardship was effective implementation of the activity which should create an impact on the society and that was properly managed by pre-planning and critical thinking. I always believe that every problem has a solution and work to achieve it.’’
Madhish goes on to say that “ Volunteers fight for a better society and try to bring a positive change. The change cannot be sudden but it lays the foundation for a better place to live in. Volunteering not only makes a better society but also a better individual who volunteers and makes the society more global par from all differences.
iVolunteer Awards honors the individuals who tend to bring a positive change in the society by their volunteering works. This not only boosts their productivity but also motivates and inspires others towards volunteering.
“India is a Young Nation with nearly 65 percentage youths, India requires active participation of youths for building a better India. The youths should take the leadership for initiating projects for a better India to live in.”