What happens when a small town boy come to a big town to earn a livelihood and fulfil his dream?
Yes, either he tries to earn a livelihood OR fulfil his dream. The point here is, it’s “OR”& not AND. It’s difficult to get both and that’s true for us also but when you think about the same for a person who hails from a small town, it’s even more difficult. Yes, it’s tough and such is life!
This is the story of Gulshan who came to Delhi from Himachal to earn his livelihood, support his old ailing father and his family back there and in the meanwhile yes, he had a dream of becoming a cricketer too.
He thought that Delhi would be his city of dreams like most of the us think be it for Delhi or Mumbai but what unfolded was something he didn’t expect at all.
With a basic college degree and not much experience, it became really difficult for him as well as his brother. They used to search for jobs day in and day out but without much luck. After many months of struggle, Gulshan did got a job however his brother didn’t. So, now, he has to sustain his living, his brother’s and even his family back their in the hills and that too from a meagre salary of INR 15,000 ($220) per month. Meanwhile, another tragedy happened, his father got a heart attack and required immediate medical attention. Though with the help of his friends and family, he somehow managed to provide the medical treatment and his father condition improved but his financial condition was still the same. At this point, Gulshan was on the verge of breakdown…he didn’t know what to do next where to find the support. He discussed his situation with his friends & family and somehow gathered his composure to think about his life. He then focussed on his work and started doing double-shifts and even triple-shifts (if that’s even a shift) in a day to cover up for his father’s ongoing treatment and to sustain his family’s livelihood. Things started to come on track however it was still difficult for him to do everything on his own and sustain that self-motivation to earn for his family.
As they say, nothing is constant, not even bad times, finally something good came up. He gave a state-level trial and got selected for it. To cut the big story short, he has to start the conditioning camp and play matches and for that he has to leave his current job for 3 months which would eventually mean … no salary at all for these 3 months starting mid-June ’18.
THIS is his LAST chance to become a professional cricketer and he has made up his mind to take this RISK. But for this, he needs YOUR support just to sustain his living for these 3 months when he’ll be at the camp and working hard for his selection at the professional level. And I guess, THIS is your chance to become a part of his journey, to do something good, something which he’ll remember for his life.
Yes, there’s MS Dhoni – he has become what he is now, but it was not without support from his friends or family. Now is the chance for us to do what his friends did in whatever way we can.
I know it’s not easy for us to shell out money but I can assure you if you do support in whatever way you can, YOU will definitely feel good when Gulshan will become a professional cricketer. YOU will be able to say to others that because of your support he’s where he’s now. Close your eyes and imaging the feeling.
So go ahead and contribute with whatever is possible. Be it monetary or be it with food/vegetables/fruits anything which can help him to sustain these 3 months. Just ONE more time, just the last time because he deserves your support for whatever hardships he has faced in life.
P.S: All the money as well as our WISHES collected from this will directly be shared with Gulshan and no-one else. That’s my promise!!
Gulshan’s account details:
A/c no.: 36112730842
Branch: Ishwar Nagar, New Friends Colony
You can also PAYTM him on 8178705433
If you want to connect with him on Facebook, here’s his profile link https://www.facebook.com/gulshan.chadhary
This is the league where he has been selected https://www.cplt20india.in/