No Pun Intended

When the farmers of Haryana (India) were informed about the compensation they were about to receive, they were gratified. The hailstorm damaged the season’s produce and given their only source of income was taken away, farmers were suffering poorly.

A big announcement was made regarding the distribution of compensation. Farmers traveled long distances and spent money to open new bank accounts.They stood in huge queues and braved the weather. The cheques were handed to them at last. What happened next appalled the public.

Source: The Hindu

Source: The Hindu

The cheques given out from the government were of Rs.2, Rs.5 or maximum Rs.50.

Nobody could comprehend the reason for such atrocity. The authorities later confirmed that it is due to the money spent on research and ground work that forced them to retort to such shameful act. The farmers were obviously furious.

When we encounter such instances, what is the first thought that comes to you? One side of me says it is completely our fault to have chosen such leaders who are corrupt and indifferent to everybody else. The fact that they think of stuffing themselves with gold before they even feed the dying people is incogitable. One would think that there is a limit to such things, but there is none.

My other side believes that when normal people like you and me are exposed to such humongous amount of wealth, we tend to sway. We start believing that it is our money and our resources which is insane, but true for them. Our leaders are but human. But this does not, of course, gives them right to loot tax money.

IMG_1126A system change? A new ideology? Is it as easy as it sounds? No, it’s not. It is our responsibility to not just direct anger and hatred towards them, but also show some mercy. To adopt a rational thinking and find solutions in the current context. Dreaming of an ideal world is easy. We need to fit in our dreams in this world and make them possible somehow.

I support young educated leaders & social welfare programs at all levels. I try to be a part of campaigns which are new and aim to help the society, I will also try not to castigate those who want to do something different to bring about a transformation.

Join me :)

Accent of Altruism

PhilanthropyPrograms“In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do”
~Dorothea Dix (Social Reformer, 1802-1887)

Once I step out of my home, I witness poverty. After every 2 minutes I see a beggar. I regularly witness injustice. I see scams on the T.V. I see hunger. I feel bad, what I am doing for this vast multitude of problems? Close to nothing.

You can say I am not responsible enough. But I really do not have the power to change Everything. I do what I can. I don’t do much, I do small little acts of kindness. My generation or the Generation Y is too intellectual. We have questions and too many of them. When we look at a poor, our immediate reaction is to think why that person is poor, in India, we curse the country for housing millions of poor. In some other country, we show sympathy, talk among ourselves and move on.

I say, we all should do some humanitarian work. The word ‘donate’ means to Give, with Will. Giving doesn’t always involve money, it means to give anything you can. Volunteer and give your time to the needy. Give away those old used up clothes and toys. Donate money if you are blessed enough to do so.

Why do Charity?

1. SATISFACTION- Believe me, there is no greater satisfaction than doing charity. The peace of mind you get after feeding a hungry child is boundless. You feel good about yourself, a rarity these days. Life is somehow better.

2. HELP- You are saving lives. You are helping those in need. You are giving a second life to people who are less fortunate. A glass of clean water is a life saver for some. Imagine the possibilities. Imagine the change you can bring with some efforts. You my friend are an angel to them.

3. Meet New People- When you go out and participate in relief camps and the like, you meet new people. You see what is happening around the world and you notice the extent to which others are going to help some strangers. In short, you make some awesome friends!

4. You make this world a better place to live!

What you get in return?

Nothing and if that question cropped up in your mind, don’t do charity. You never get anything in return when you help some poor people. As Martin Luther King Junior rightly puts it–

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

 

Love the Magic of This picture. I know you will Love it too.

Arambol-give-tylickiIt was and it is always your choice because ‘We only have what we Give’ :)