SFL Worldwide prides on supporting Mr. Vinod Shah in his campaign by consolidating clothes and shoes along with shipping them in boxes from the USA to India.
Mr. Vinod Shah – A True Leader
The unique patriotism of the Jain leader who reached America with ₹56 in the 1990s.
Talking about his experience, Mr. Shah says “God decides my path. Rather than donating to God’s temples, God constantly inspires me to serve human beings created by God. Education, environment, and service for the disabled.” Mr. Shah further says “Our handpicked clothes, and shoes have reached India and Africa and I am very delighted that God has given me this opportunity to help the needy.
Mr. Vinod Shah from Khambhat, Gujarat who is serving as a pharmacist in the USA, is an emotional and committed serviceman who owes a debt of gratitude to his homeland.
Describing his struggle, Mr. Vinod Shah says, “After pursuing my B. Pharm, I had to constantly struggle for a job. I stayed at my uncle’s place in Mumbai and worked for three years. Somehow after struggling for over 3 years, I managed to relocate to Chicago, United States as soon I got my Green Card. After I reaching the US all the directions opened up for me. In the fourth year, I got my permanent US Citizenship. Later as I had the right to practice in any state, I left the cold state of Chicago and settled in Texas with my family permanently. Now, we regularly keep working with a group of Indian senior citizens to repay the debt of the country.
Explaining his service activities, he says, “Under the auspices of the Jain Society, we started a collection of usable items. We handpick dresses, sarees, pants, shirts, and shoes for the needy in India and Africa. Further Mr. Shah says “With the help of SFL Worldwide it has even become easier for him to ship these items from the USA to India as SFL helps him consolidating each item in ready-to-ship boxes. Mr. Shah further says “With the help of local friends like Piyush Gandhi in Gujarat, we regularly distribute these clothes to the needy in urban and rural areas.
Mr. Shah believes In India, the majority of people spend money behind religion but he adds up saying there is a very small number of people who spend on the environment or donate. Discussing about his journey he says “We started the “Call Pay Donation” campaign in the United States to make better use of uneaten meals after a wedding or a party. The catering service of the respective event contacts us if they have any fresh uneaten meals.” Mr. Shah further says “To help our society we have prepared a list of addresses and hostels where Indian students reside. We love it when our Indian students enjoy the food and make the best use of it.
Further explaining other campaigns Mr. Shah says “In Gujarat, we also run campaigns to support education and environment. We are grateful to God for being able to provide needy children with fees, books, and uniforms for them to achieve their goals. Further keeping disabled children in mind Mr. Shah says “Through the Jain group, we’ve started a unique campaign for mentally retarded children. Under this, we’ve started the construction of a house with modern facilities. Since its inception, it has joined the Rajkot-based organization, which helps in providing funds for the preservation of the environment.
Mr. Shah Concluded by saying “I love my country” for which I will run Sevayagna till my last breath. The purpose of my life is only “better life” be it for animals, humans, or the environment. I will be serving for their life.”
Story credit – Shailesh Rathod