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Friday, 19 September 2014

I hate Charity

On a personal note I would like to start by saying I hate charity, I shoo away beggars and babas.But As a Hindu Nationalist I should not do that Right.No Its not about Hinduism or any other religion , Because all religions talk about charity and stuff.Ok Now to the Topic , Are we really doing empowerment by doing charity.I always have the opinion that If I am helping someone who is trying to do something then I am right and If I am just donating something to someone who is not even trying then its purely wrong.

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Yes I am of the view that the NGO's should rather be concentrating on skill development than just helping the poor which actually is not helping them but making them dependent on you.I am happy to donate clothes and food to the needy or probably I will make the poor kids have some food or Rides But I will never give them Cash.I dont know But I dont feel like giving them Cash.Now I have the same logic for NGO's , I have never donated any cash to any NGO.I have always made sure that I have donated for example books , pens , pencils or food directly to the needy who is or may be not associated with the NGOs.

I guess we all should think on the same lines, No I am not being judgmental or forcing my thoughts I am just being logical about ourselves giving more importance to skill development rather then just helping them on monitory grounds.I guess we all should make sure that weather we donate or not but If we do We should make sure that we are helping a cause or helping a skill get developed rather than Just donating and forgetting about it and think that our job is done.

I know some people are under privileged but that does not mean we should start giving them money , Instead we should help the needy go to school , We should help them develop their skills.We should help them gain knowledge so that they can grow in respective fields and the same applies to the NGO's.I am not saying every NGO is not concentrating on developing skills nor I am saying every situation is worth skill development.But If we all start thinking in a way which I have suggested we can build a better tomorrow.

This is again written for the Indispire topic : Charity or Empowerment? Are charitable donations to feed and house the poor really the way out of the mire of poverty or do NGOs need to focus more on skill development? Should we as donors be more proactive rather than merely donating money?

22 comments:

  1. So right! "skill development" is a major step in socioeconomic upliftment.... and like you Rahul, I'm very sceptic too about the mobilization and utilization of resources by NGOs :-/

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    1. we all should think like this only , atleast we should think the logic !Glad you are also like this way

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  2. Nice to hear your personal view which stresses on practical approaches...

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  3. Exactly I agree with everything you say "Skill development" is the way. as Swami Vivekananda said that if you give a fish to a man his hunger for a day is fulfilled but if you teach him how to fish you solve his hunger issue for a lifetime.

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    1. Yeah I just read this quote again , Glad you are only on the same page.

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  4. Very beautiful and practical, Rahul.

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  5. While I agree with the idea of skill development, sometimes skills are present but the means to achieve it are not. Thus charity too becomes important. Like a child who is very good at studies but cannot afford going higher, there charity will be all he will look for isn't it. Also charity where and what kind also makes a difference. I don't deny charity and also agree empowerment is necessary depends what is required where.

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    1. I would like to keep that in the bucket of helping

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  6. Rightly shared, Rahul.
    When money comes in the picture, then accountability should also be there. Skill-development is much needed.

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  7. I agree that teaching someone to help himself is way better than short term help and forgetting all about the person. But how can we enroll a person into teaching unless we gain his trust and meet his immediate need. In our lives we may help causes, but what do we do about the acute problem in front of us? Can we ignore?

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    1. no we cant but there are ways to increase accountability

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  8. princes living in a mansion or a golden spoon speaks this way .I avoid a all through reading just because of ,,,'',,, ,whatever it might .a beggar is not a self created strategy but because of the product of a residue of the total activities of a society.you do charity only in words .it is terrible .i do not care if me blocked here in indiblogger . i AM A REBEL .

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  9. who wanna your coins ,here you can see many doing without knowing what their left had do not aware of their right hands

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  10. Empowerment is infinitely far better than charity. But it takes time and vision. Charity is easy and practical. I do provide charity in my own considered and considerate ways.

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    1. I guess you also believe in increasing accountability

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  11. Very well said Rahul....development of skills and gaining practical knowledge is really important...charity is needed definitely in some cases but the stress should be there to make a person able and independent ...

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  12. I agree that we should not just give cash, but we should give support, financial and other types.
    I have elaborated in my post
    http://proactiveindian.com/2014/09/23/charity-or-empowerment/

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