Jalal-ud-din had to leave his studies after the second standard in order to survive. He had worked as a porter, rickshaw-puller and presently, he works as a taxi-driver. In order to fulfill his unfulfilled aspiration, he has set up a small school from his income in order to educate economically marginalised children. He is of the view that the root cause of all social evils is illiteracy and through his philanthropic venture, he wishes to make a social change.
Unsung heroes like Jalal-ud-din were felicitated and celebrated at ‘Shraddhanjali’, a programme held at the Vivekananda Hall of The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata. Anup Gupta was the convener of the programme. Swami Suparnananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture attended the programme. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. H.P. Kanoria, Chairman, SREI Foundation.
Swami Suparnanda in his address said, “Swami Vivekananda said that all men are connected with each other because of their divinity.” He shared interesting insights about Swami Vivekananda’s life.
In his welcome address, Dr. H.P. Kanoria said, “We are divine. We are perfect. We are infinite as our soul is immortal; body in which soul is embodied is mortal.” He added, “In cosmic play, we are covered with illusions of greed, jealousy, enviousness, anger and so on. Humanity is seized with poverty, destruction, terrorism, threat of nuclear weapons, power, struggles, hunger, global warming, religious fanaticism, excessive consumerism, financial crisis and not caring for humanity and the Universe.”
In conclusion he added, “We are manifested souls of the Universal Soul – God. Our soul is infinite, divine, perfect. We have infinite knowledge, being part of the Universal Soul. Spirituality awakens inner power. It is the quality of the soul. It governs our intellect which is driven by intuitions. It gives insight, perception and intuition and unfolds a new horizon. It keeps us on the right path to work with devotion without expectation of fruits.”