According to a recent report, more than 35% of the total population of India live under the poverty line, and a more horrible fact is that 41% world’s poor people live in India.However the number of poor is now estimated at 148 million in 2014 as compared to 396 million in 2004-05.
The improvement in the scenario is commendable although we have a long way to go . We are, I believe already in the right direction .There are many charities and NGOs in India, who are working round the year for causes like education, girls’ education, health care, safe environment and of course for poor or needy people.
Some people think that donation is all about money, but it’s about actually wanting to do something for needy people. You don’t always have to make a donation in the form of money – you can donate old clothes, books,food, school bags, old furniture etc to any certified NGO.It might come as a surprise but sometimes listening can do wonders. We rarely give any importance to listening but it enables trust, and trust is the foundation of positive change. We need to slow down and listen more before doing.
For the overall holistic development of India, it is very important to try support and improve the standard of the society as a whole.There are no fast and hard rules to go about participating in a charity event or an NGO, no clear definition as to how this whole system works. It is actually a simple act of identifying and rectifying social issues present in the society on a regular basis. By helping weaker section in the Indian society, we are building a stronger nation.