In Conversation with…
Malvika Sood Sachar
Director – Sood Charity Foundation
Humanitarian, Politician, Educationist
To follow your passion.
To do what your heart says and let your hard work do the miracle.
Being a citizen we tend to always blame the government/politics for not giving us appropriate benefits which we should be getting but we forget that everything can start from us as well rather just depending on government. God has blessed me and given me opportunity to take a lead and work with government to support the citizen.
I see a lack of medical & education facilities in my state which I would really want to focus on. When I successfully help even one person the satisfaction is not less than a person getting salary in the month end.
Congress Party represents the progressive and young power of the nation. It is one of the party in the country that is adamant about its mission towards development. I resonate with the ideology of the party.
We have lack of education and medical facilities which I would really want the government to focus on.
We should be working more on employment schemes where people need not go outside the state/country to look for a job rather they should work for our own village to make it better.
The current generation has talent, energy and fire in them, they aspire to achieve their goals. We should productively use their potential.
Youth should now come ahead and be a part of politics/government, so we could utilise their ideas and talent to make our country advance. Majority of youth in our country are running behind fulfilling their dreams, which is absolutely fine this is how we humans are, but even one person coming ahead and helping one person will make a huge difference in our society.
Strict actions against drug suppliers.
Motivate youth towards sports and fitness for disciplined and healthy life.
My brother always keeps on saying “ everyone who comes at our doorstep for help should get the help, no one should go empty handed” we have countless number of people coming at our doorsteps in Mumbai and Punjab residence for seeking help.
I with my entire team try my best to meet and provide help to each and every person who comes and seeks help from Sood Charity.
We are also trying to tie up with medical, education, employment sectors moreover helping once is not the solution. We want people to be able to help themselves and this is possible only if we can provide them with employment, we are working on this segment also.
Two major challenges as director of Sood Charity Foundation?
Financial help is something which is against our NGO policy and we end up saying No to people who come for financial help, for such people we are working on employment scheme so as they do not face such crisis.
Identifying the actual needy person out of number of people who come to seek help.
Two major things Sood Charity Foundation has done during corona pandemic?
This one is a tricky question. Sood charity started during Covid and today we are helping people from all over India. During Covid we worked almost on everything, two major thing I would say are:
Safely sending migrants to their homes (Ghar Bhejo Project).
Serving meals to numbers of people everyday in Mumbai (Khana Chahiye).
Two priorities for your social work in Moga?
My first priority is to develop the education system in Moga. I feel only education can help a region, a state, and thus a nation grow.
To strengthen the healthcare system in the area.
Two compliments for your brother Sonu Sood?
His hard work and dedication.
His golden heart which keeps him strong to keep up his good deeds.
Two personalities who inspired you the most ?
Two things about people that vex you?
People don’t vex us, it’s the thoughts that vex us….being positive is one more thing that I have learned what ever the situation is to be calm, stay positive and don’t let anything distract your focus.
If your vision is clear no one can stop you from reaching your goal.
Two decisions of your life you never regret?
Serving my village Moga.
Being into social worker.
Two values of life your parents have given you?
They taught us to help others, no matter what. It has become our life’s motto.
To be humble. They made sure to teach us the lesson of being grounded, irrespective of our social position.
Two proud moments of your life?
My biggest accomplishment is that after gaining my Masters’ Degree in Computer Applications, I was able to work as a Software Engineer. I got to learn many things from my job such as the effective communication skills and time management skills.
After this formal kind of work, I followed my heart and pursued my biggest passion that is “Charity”. Being in the line of teaching, I can work endlessly to uplift the weaker and poorer sections of the society. I am running a school where I educate the children who are in great need as it is their right to have an access to education. I am awarded Society Excellence award in 2018 as a “Philanthropist”.
Two things you do for your own happiness?
Honestly, working for Moga gives me immense happiness. Being there with the people, listening to them, and coming up with a solution for them is an incredible feeling.
To spend time with my family. I make sure to be with them and spend some quality time at home.
Two things you do for your fitness?
Fitness should be an important goal for everyone, but that does not just mean to hit the gym. More important is to keep your mind and soul free from toxins.
Walking and cycling is something that I prefer to do whenever possible to stay physically fit.
Focusing on healthy eating habits.
Two lessons Covid 19 has given to the World?
Pandemic has by the way taught us many things which we never thought of, like technology that made entire world sit at home still continue to work and learn or even worshiping, rebounding with family.
Kindness can create miracles, helping people is not just what I am talking about, its being kind to each and everyone during the difficult times that matters. The pandemic created lots of frustration among many people, and that was the time when everyone needed someone to be with you to help you to support you.
Staying fit mentally and physically is very important – a positive perspective is important, many people had to face fear in different situation during this time, the one thing that protected all of us is to just be positive and believe in “ THINGS will be back to normalcy soon”. We learned to focus on health and hygiene because that was necessity of that time, but we should carry on this habit all through our lives.