It’s been a really long time since I started thinking about ‘doing good’ in a structured way. I have been doing my bit for the society in some form or other, but it lacked consistency. So here I am with this trust – Sukrta Foundation.
Name of this trust – Sükrtā ( a sanskrit word which means a good deed ) – sums its mission. Our mission is “To support educational, medical and other needs of children growing up in poverty and to motivate people to do good” .
In short, through this trust, all we want is to:
We could have quietly achieved our first purpose without making this trust, without telling (or boasting as some may call it) about it. But our second purpose – to motivate others to do good – is what led to the birth of this NGO. I can’t claim to be an experienced philanthropist or someone knowing psyche of people but my limited experience of giving tells me that when you share having done a good deed, it just doesn’t stop there. Every shared ‘good deed’ comes with a dual benefit. It makes the doer feel good and somewhere it leaves others with a thought that not a bad idea to try it sometime. Whenever I shared my ‘giving plans’ with friends and colleagues, I came across with many (or few) saying ‘count me in’; some even surprised by contributing time and money which magnified the whole plan.
Having said this, I am also apprehensive if I can sustain this initiative. Funds, limited funds, will always be a challenge. I also worry what if , few years down the line, I don’t feel the same and this whole ‘joy of giving’ doesn’t bring the same joy. Still, till the time, the intent to do good is there, this shall go on. I am also hopeful, some months or years down the line, I may come across people who are even more motivated to do good, keen to join us, and that inturn keeps us going.
So, as I said, this is a small beginning for a hopefully long journey.
do good; feel good