Noble deed by a prince!

SS Kumar By SS Kumar, 1st Jul 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A Saudi prince has announced his fortune of US$ 32 Billion for charities. This is a welcome move and I decided to show my gratitude as a human being, towards the benevolent action of the Saudi Royal Prince. This also teaches the rich nations to come forward to even out the distribution of wealth for a stable world.

Needed, a new world order!

I had shut my laptop for the day and was about to retire early, when the news on my phone bowled me over. It was about a Saudi Prince Al-waleed-bin-Talal pledging his entire US$ 32 billion fortune to charity. I sit to post again and do not want to delay my appreciation.

I salute the prince who was apparently influenced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Charity Foundation towards humanitarian needs. The spirit must be replicated by every other rich nation in bailing out poor nations and the starving billion plus humanity.

Rich countries and few individuals are sitting over obnoxiously high amounts of fortunes, often inherited by either colonization or by lording over subjects for centuries. Even if it is hard earned, the several billions are often used merely to further multiply their fortunes. Philanthropists of great order are rare to be found among Indian corporates, and they must now shed their shyness and come out with their understanding and need to help.
Coming to the Greece tragedy, there could be hundreds of Greeks, who could be old, who could be infirm, unemployed, and whose lives are now threatened by the government standing bankrupt. These people may not have had any role in the government and its policies.

Letting a government to collapse, or a country to financially die, could cause such repercussions that may result in a global crisis. The wealth of the rich nations, their richness endowed by nature, with abundant fossil fuels and mineral wealth, will be purposeless, if people perish and for want of food and shelter in other countries.
Needed, a new world order!


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author avatar GV Rama Rao
1st Jul 2015 (#)

I doff my hat to him. Only few noble persons do give such fortunes for charities. I only hope he doesn't put a religious tag to it, for it may be misused to fund terrorism.

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author avatar SS Kumar
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks for your comments. Regards

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Jul 2015 (#)

Well deserved highlight Kumar. I bow my head too.

The duality in creation includes extreme acts of goodness and the opposite too! I have been in the finance field all my life and have seen at close proximity why people hold on to their wealth forfeiting opportunities coming their way to touch others' lives positively.

We tend to seamlessly cross over to greed from needs and then it is an inexorable ride towards who is richer! I have seen bankers swooning over the rich and when the richer comes heir attention is on them - enough said!

I knew one who is one of the richest in the world for decades before he became very wealthy. I still know him but he may not now!

The real living is in giving and that way one does well not only for their karma but to their future generation too - by not giving everything on a silver platter - siva

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author avatar SS Kumar
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

Very beautifully responded Siva. You have further enriched my mind on the subject.

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