An ‘ordinary’ person can make a difference

The Hindu, Chennai reports that “Forty-five auto drivers and 10 taxi drivers form the core of Agal Foundation, an NGO that has been rescuing and rehabilitating the destitute in the city.”

Since 1995, this group has “rescued hundreds of people from the streets and admitted them at rehabilitation homes. This includes the mentally ill, children from broken homes, and the elderly left uncared for by their children.”

Auto driver Dharman says that “he volunteers for Agal for the satisfaction he gets when he sees that even a little effort on his part can save a life.”

Very often, we get agitated about something that we see, but we don’t try to do something about it because we think we are ordinary people who cannot make a difference.

Isn’t a taxi driver or an auto driver more ‘ordinary’ than us?

If this group of taxi drivers and auto drivers can make a difference, can’t each one of us make a difference, each in her/his way?