While the quote "money can't buy you happiness" may fundamentally be true, a 20-year-old's dreams and aspirations have forced him to think otherwise.
This 20-year-old by the name of Kamal Singh is a ballet dancer from Vikaspuri, Delhi. He is an e-rickshaw driver's son who studied at a local government boys school. He didn't even know about ballet or had the money to attend a class until fate had some other plans for him.
However, he had an encounter with Maestro Fernando Aguilera, director of a ballet school and company in New Delhi and that led him to become a part of this reputed ballet school.
After rigorous training of four years, Kamal finally got the chance of a lifetime when he got an invitation for a one-year professional training programme in The English National Ballet School of London, England. He became the first Indian dancer to have received this invitation.
However, coming from his background, Kamal can't afford to accept this invitation. So, he has launched a fundraiser with the goal of reaching Rs 15,00,000 and hopes to raise at least Rs 5,00,000 by 18th September 2020 to pay his tuition fees of £8000 (Rs. 7,59,600) on time. This fundraiser also includes his additional living expenses in London.
2020 is bad. But now be part of something inspiring: Kamal Singh - a Delhi rickshaw drivers' son - is a gifted ballet dancer, who won a coveted place at the English National Ballet school in London. Yet he needs help realize his dream. https://t.co/9zdq6CRRTB #indianbillyelliot— Amy Kazmin (@AmyKazmin) September 15, 2020
You can change Kamal's life by helping him achieve his dream by donating here.
Watch his dance performance here :