'Earlier this year I was there to welcome Pratima, Rukhsar, Matrena, Bindu, Jinu and Animesh at Rishi Valley (Andhra Pradesh) where they were put for further education. It was an extremely emotional moment in my life,' Rahul told IANS.
Rahul has raised Rs.2.4 million for the children's education and upbringing to adulthood, all on his own.
'The response has been gratifying. People have believed in what I'm doing and just given over the money for these kids. We've also got the Trust formally registered.'
'Bringing those six children after a long and painful sifting process was tiring. There'll be six children selected from Andaman every two years,' he said.
Rahul is already on to his next project.
'The kids from Andaman were my first initiative. My second initiative is the rehabilitation of drug-addicted children, teach them skills after they kick drugs. We want to reach out to sections of society that need reaching out. We need to fill those cracks.'