Social Responsibility – For every citizen of India
We would like to encourage citizens of India to give a small amount (as much as they are comfortable with) of their income per month. This will go a long way in helping the underprivileged get access to the best healthcare services.
This monthly giving will not create a dent in their pocket but can become a sufficient amount across time. If each one of us does this we can proudly say that we have met with our social responsibilities.
When considering large scale poverty we see in India, many people feel deep sorrow but conclude that there is nothing we can do. They feel the scale of poverty is immense and one feels powerless to stop it. Such despair is understandable, but the facts tell a very different story.
While poverty is indeed extreme and widespread, it is easy to forget just how many people there are in the India, and how powerful our pocket change can become when pooled together.
There is enough money in the world to easily meet the most basic needs of the world’s poorest people, many times over. It is possible to give without making any significant impact on the quality of life for potential donors.
Based on statistics we have the total cost of COST OF EDUCATION, SANITATION, AND HEALTHCARE FOR ALL is $28 Billion and the Total spend on Ice-cream per year is $58 Billion
Research has shown that spending money on ourselves does not significantly increase our sense of happiness or wellbeing. A Harvard Business School study suggests that giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness.
The Harvard researchers write: “Happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happiness and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop.”
Other studies have shown that people experience pleasure when they see money go to charity—even if this money isn’t their own. People experience the most pleasure, however, when they give directly to charity themselves.
Money can’t buy you love but it can buy happiness—as long as it’s money for someone else.
1. It’s good for your conscious and subconscious
2. It helps build your network
3. You become a better investor
4. It creates a movement of money around you
Last but not the least it reduces your tax burden as giving to a charity is TAX deductible.
Even an ordinary citizen can give:
Giving is not only for the rich but ordinary citizens can make a huge difference. Giving small amounts monthly is a viable option for almost anybody.
When a large number of people contribute a small amount monthly it can make a huge difference. As an example even a Rs. 500/- contribution per month, when summed up across 6 months can buy a diagnostics test.
Please refer to some of the costs we fund at Tata Memorial hospital for cancer diagnostics and treatment.
Typical Expenses incurred by general category patients at Tata Memorial Hospital:
• CT scan Contrast Enhanced: Rs. 3,000/-
• MRI Contrast Enhanced: Rs. 3,500/-
• PET CT Contrast Enhanced: Rs. 7,500/-
• Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy: Rs. 2,000 – 10,000/-
• ICU stay / Supportive care / day: Rs. 5,000 – 10,000/-
• Surgery without consumables / implants: Rs. 5,000 – 25,000/-
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