pramalkumarsamanta By pramalkumarsamanta, 27th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Charity is one of the finest virtues of human beings .It makes the downtrodden ,destitute life easier . Without charity these life of fellow human beings become difficult to survive. There are different types of charities in the society. All religious faiths encourage charities to contribute towards the wellbeing of the poorest of the poor.

What is charity ?

Charities are donated in the form of foods,clothes and money to the poorest segment of the society for their survival. There are many reputed non-government organizations(NGOs) who are devoted to the cause of the destitute children ,or the distressed women or the old age home for the men and women.The rich people come forward to donate their fund for running these Homes competently. Those who have a bent of mind to contribute their mite come forward and help these NGOS in their coffers . The central government in Ministry of Women&Child Development ,Ministry of Social Justice and Social Welfare and the department of women and child development and social welfare of the state government release their funds to the NGOs which are registered and maintain their annual accounts satisfactorily. The government grants maintain their day to day activities of the different homes.The Corporate Houses also contribute a large amount of fund to the different NGOs for the welfare of the homes.It is also generally found that on certain occasions the charity- shows of cinema, dramas are organized to raise the funds to meet up the shortfall of fund. People in large numbers contribute the money for the purpose.In some cases charitable dispensaries are set up to cater the immediate medical needs of the poorest of the poor .The different NGOs of the societies help in the rehabilitation of the inmates of the children homes,who have attained the age of 18 and become adult through employment . They are no longer juveniles and not dependent on others. Similarly the women are trained through the process of skill development so that they can earn their livelihood from the markets by selling their products. Some NGOs arrange their marriage for permanent rehabilitation.

Charity begins at home

There is a proverb ,"charity begins at home". The saying means that in helping others we should begin with our own relations and friends. Some think that this shows narrowness of mind.So they care more for persons outside their immediate circle and feel rather proud of their 'liberal' spirit . But they are entirely wrong. .It is the family that supported me in my childhood and youth.It is the friends who sustained me by sharing my joys and sorrows. If, therefore,I do not feel for them first,before thinking of others, it proves an ungrateful heart.Moreover, how can a person who does not feel for his near ones feel sincerely for others? His generosity is a mere show ,--a desire for praise. And nobody can have any respect for such a person...


Though we should start with charity at home ,Sympathy towards fellow countrymen who deserve charity should not be ignored. It is our bent of mind to do something concrete towards the well fare of the destitute, downtrodden fellow countrymen, for which we have to donate whatever surplus funds may be available with us in a month. There are reputed NGOs like Save the children, CRY, Child line to name a few, in our country They are doing lots of good work for the betterment of the children. We should appreciate the works done by these NGOs.


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I am a retired government officer.I am a postgraduate in life sciences, I have a passion for writing on any topic.

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