Saturday, August 23, 2008
Are Indians Philanthropic?
Well the answer seems to be 'Yes'. According to a recent survey shown on CNN-IBN, broadcast on the eve of Indian Independence Day (August 15) and as a part of regular State of the Nation surveys, the findings point to a definite 'aye'.
1) Over 60 per cent of urban India feels that one should share one’s income with the less fortunate.
2) Sixty-one per cent of young rich urban Indians feel that a portion of one's income should be shared with the less fortunate
3) 77 per cent of old generation urban rich Indians feel the same.
The findings spell good news for the NGOs planning to send appeals to Indian individuals to raise monies for their causes.The results obtained by some of the top fundraising NGOs in India also indicate the same.
It is high time such a generous source is tapped and money put to good use.