Mrs. Kaur’s story is one of 13 in the December 2016 DIR Progress Report.
My name is Sapandeep Kaur. I have done M.Com and have done CA Inter from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI). I am from Punjab but born in Lucknow and brought up in Delhi. Because my father was in Indian Army and we used to live in Army area.
I got married 3 years ago and now I am living with my husband Baljinder Singh and his joint family in Sector-41 Chandigarh. My husband is Physical Education Teacher in Gems Public School.
I have been working for last 8 years. I have started my career as an accountant in Shree Krishna Agro Group in Sector-17 Chandigarh. Presently I am working in DIR as an accountant-cum-teacher and have been working here since last 7 months. In morning, I am working as a teacher in SWAD and after school time, afternoon onwards I work as an accountant.
I have never taught young kids before, which is now a very new experience for me. I have learned so many things after joining DIR and the various activities to play with small kids. I am enjoying the dual job of mine over here and feel proud to do this.
I feel privileged being a part of this organization which help our society by educating them regarding health, education and self-employment.
I also want to thanks our Dr. Shaw for recruiting me and giving me this excellent opportunity for being a part of such a wonderful organization. DIR is like a family and I really like this environment over here.
Snit with her daughter
Here is one of 11 articles from the DIR Report for August.
My name is Sunita. I am working in DIR as a Health Promoter since June 2011. I belong to Bihar but I was born in Chandigarh. I am 29 years old. I am living with my family. My father is a government employee. He is working in The Chandigarh Club. My mother is a homemaker. I have one daughter, Arayna. She is 6.5 years old. She is studying in second standard in Govt. Model Middle school, in Chandigarh’s Sector 23.
My life is a big sad story. I started working with DIR in 2006 and I worked until 2008. Then I got married and left my job to join my husband in Bihar State.. My married life was very bad. My husband and his family forced me for dowry. I spend spent worst three years of my life with him and then I finally left him in 2011 and come back to Naya Gaon. Now, I am living with my parents.
Being a single mother is not an easy job. I have to earn and the only option I had, was DIR. I met Dr. Shaw and discussed my situation with him. I am very thankful to him for giving for giving me one more chance. There was no vacancy at that time but somehow Dr. Shaw adjusted me and I rejoined DIR in June 2011 once again. I don’t have words for saying thanks to him. My daughter was 1.5 years old only at that time. It was hard time for me but I don’t had any option except accepting my destiny. My only wish is to educate my daughter in a best way so that she can live a successful life. I am satisfied with my job. DIR gives me a name. Now everyone knows me in Janta Colony. People trust me. They share their joys and sorrows with me. I am glad that I am a part of DIR.
Today I have knowledge of Prevention and Nutrition. I am not a doctor but I am Health Promoter and promoting health awareness is more than being a doctor in our community. I agree that money is necessary for survival but in DIR, I have learnt that money is not everything. The satisfaction that comes naturally through serving people is the best thing.