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Help This Taxi Driver In His Quest To Eradicate Illiteracy
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    Gazi Jalaluddin

    from Kolkata


Seven-year-old Gazi Jalaluddin studied at the local school of his village. A studious kid, he was jumping with joy to tell his father that he hadstood first in class 1. But his father had news of his own — he was unable to gather enough money to buy him books for class 2 so Gazi would have to stop going to school.

Gazi’s father was unwell and they came to Kolkata in search of some work, which might give them at least one meal everyday. Unfortunately no one would hire an ailing man, and Gazi ended up begging on the streets of Kolkata.

Once he was 12 or 13, Gazi started to work as a rickshaw-puller in the Entally market area of Kolkata. And in few more years, at 18, Gazi learnt to drive a taxi and became a taxi-driver in 1977.

But was always on his mind, the many young boys back in his village still trying to make ends meet. So he formed ‘Sundarban Driving Samiti’ and started giving driving lessons to the young boys of the Sundarbans so they could start living their lives with dignity.

Today, he runs two schools and an orphanage, by using money out of his pocket!

Help Gazi in his quest to eradicate illiteracy from the Sunderbans!

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