For most of us schooling, fancy clothes, good food, restaurants and other luxuries come naturally. We don’t think twice when we receive these as we have accepted it to be a regular part of our lives. We never have to imagine, let alone experience, having less than two square meals per day. However, there are plenty of people in the world who have no roofs over their heads, who have never even received primary education and have never known what a restaurant feels like. Their struggle is something we can never understand unless we make an effort, because we have never been in their shoes before. In this post, it’s a privilege to speak about “Kolkata Gives (Philantrophic event)”
Kolkata Gives seeks to bridge the gap between us and them. It seeks to be the platform where each of us, the privileged ones can learn about the hardships they face. It is the one stop solution if you want to lend a helping hand. It is a place where you can learn details of these people and their regular troubles and also find out exactly how you can help.
It is a platform which each of us should visit as part of being in a privileged position involves helping others.
Kolkata Gives is an exhibition which showcases the works of fifteen different NGOs who have been working to improve the conditions of these underprivileged people by providing boosts in sectors such as rural development, education and empowerment, health care and disability, among others. Their programmes are built to provide empowerment and logistical support at the grassroots level. Donors are invited to come over to the exhibition to experience these NGOs talk about their work, their mission and the sort of difference that they have been able to create.
Every welfare project requires support in the form of funds. Thus, it falls within the realms of our responsibility to ensure that we give back a fraction of what we have so bountifully received in order to help those who have not quite been dealt a pair of aces in life. Kolkata Gives and the NGOs it highlights are doing fantastic work – all they need from us is active support, participation and monetary help.
At the end of the day, we all know that money cannot buy us happiness. What can, however, give us happiness is spreading joy amongst others. Part of this is the art of giving to the ones less fortunate. It is not always possible for us, with really fast-paced hectic lives, to make a difference by getting involved at the grassroots level. Kolkata Gives aims to facilitate us in this quest of spreading joy somehow despite our busy schedules.
The different NGOs that will be showcased at the April 16th event are Calcutta Social Project, OFFER, Tiljala Shed, Antara, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorder Society of India, Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital, Anwesha, Pace Universal, Disha Foundation, Kamdebpur Rural Development Society, Baikuntha Tarun Sangha, Sanjog, Samaritan Help Mission, Parivaar and Dhyan Foundation. All of them have done exemplary work over the last year and beyond, in helping the poorer sections of society. Some are concerned with kids and their developmental needs, while there are others helping adults as well.
I would invite all of my friends, companions and associates to enthusiastically join the movement to help our brothers and sisters in need. To buy the donation card to enter the exhibition, please visit the link.
Do check out the Kolkata Gives website to get an even better idea of the wonderful work they are doing to promote charity and help the ones in need. The Kolkata Gives Philanthropy Festival is to be held on the 16th of April, 2017. I hope to you see there!
Kolkata Bloggers is proud to be associated with such a noble cause. We would enthusiastically request you to attend the event and help with time and your support. Let us work together in whatever way we can to bring a smile on a child’s face.
Post written by Arjyak Bhattacharya.