Philanthropy is a quality of extraordinary merit. In its true sense, philanthropy needs no advertisement, requires no propaganda, . There is a saying in Tamil, ,”valuthu kai kuduppathu iduthu kaiikku theria kudathu”.that which is given by the right hand should not be known to the left hand , is the exact translation
Does this happen? A person, who donates a tube light does so, afterpainting his name in bold letters. The love for popularity, the trend to keep afloat the image of an elite are the seducing factors that drives the people to engage in philanthropic endeavours.
I came across a philanthropist, who neither fits into the real tag o , nor falls into the acclaimed discretion of cheap popularity.The Lady, in context, inherited immense wealth in the form of land, business and jewellery. The documents pertaining to the lands bore her name , The share certificates of the business ,were drawn in her
name . The jewellery , was entitled to her as per the law of inheritance. The registration of all these material wealth were done in exact format , as per the rules of the government , on the day , when she was born. The lady grew up , in all splendour. She got married , begot children. In the course of all these events, she was also advancing in age. No one can stop this natural phenomenon.. She was busy rearing her brood,with the hope that all her wealth was in safe hands. It was natural of her to feel so, as the caretaker was her father. So far , so good. Little did she realise the treacherous connivance that was in force behind her. The parents and her siblings were squandering her accruals.
The innocent lady was deceived by the family. She was shocked. She was truamatised. She was inconsolable. She could not believe the fact that her parents also conjoined with her co borns in looting her wealth. No one , can believe so. Poor lady, she has fallen a prey
to the wicked schemes of her family.The perfidy of the parents is an ignominous pursuit, that lacks sense and truth. The business has become unprofitable and is under liquidation. The share certificates are mere papers , useless and meaningless, that can be shoved int the dust bin. The land , has been pledged unauthorisedly. To retrieve it from creditors, funds more than its value are needed. The jewellery has been shared by the siblings.
What terminology can be attributed to such insiduous act? The donor has passed on the valuables without touching them , without seeing them. without enjoying them.Is it not of greater magnitude than philanthropy?