IN FAVOUR OF SOCIETY - DOING SOMETHING THOUGHTFUL AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Posted by Mithun on March 12th, 2021
Communities are units of human civilization that help shape a person’s life. Most people who think of giving back to the community that they grew up in are those who have benefitted the most from the community. They value this unit and its impact on their upbringing. For some, it has been the local parish that has helped in education. For others, it could be the community leaders who pitched in to provide food for an impoverished family or helped in seeking admission to college. Several others feel indebted to the community simply because of the warmth it provided in tough times. This indebtedness, this feeling that I owe the community something for what it has done for me, is the drive behind giving back. I feel it is the ideal philanthropist’s pipeline where the baton is passed from one to the other. Why baton, I would go on to say it’s a lamp that lights several other lamps and sets a whole community aglow.
Giving back to the community has been around as long as there have been communities that shaped individuals. Take Bill and Melinda Gates, for example, who have strived to better the lives of people through their eponymous foundation by providing safe drinking water and fighting HIV and malaria. Or nearer home, Indians like one of Infosys Founders Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani who work through the Pratham Books that aims at achieving higher and better literacy rates in India’s government schools.
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