Avasar – The Star Fish Story
This is a very common story and I am sure you may have come across the same in the past. Allow me to reproduce here, as it is relevant to what we began at Avasar.
So here is how it goes…
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”
The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
– adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley
“How are we attempting to Save our Stars,” we do this by our Avasar Scholarship program, which consists of :
- Paying all their college fee for 6 years. 2 Years at PUC and min 3 / 4 Years at Graduate Level.
- Expenses towards books, stationery, etc.
- Bus pass for the whole year, every year, for 5 years.
- At least, 4 sets of dresses.
- A daily allowance of a minimum of Rs. 50/- per day for a minimum of 200 days in a year.
A budgeted allocation of a grant of Rs.1,80,000 per person.