Pune, 2nd June 2021: The significance of Giving / Daan / Philanthropy can be found in Upanishads. Giving can be in any form. It can be in the form of money, food, kind words, a pat on the back, sharing an experience etc. There are multiple ways of doing Philanthropy for the people in the society, said Dr Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation during an online lecture on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021.
The topic of her lecture was “The Joy of Giving.” The lecture was conducted as a part of the Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Lecture Series.
Speaking at the lecture Dr Murty gave valuable information about Money and Philanthropy.
During her speech she said, we must believe in giving. Although money is the most essential thing in our life, the excess amount of money is not good. Everyone should draw a Line (Laxman Resha) as to how much money to keep. Excess money will lead to destruction for your coming generations. It can destroy your mental and physical health.
A person can get into bad habits with the excess availability of money. Only “Bhog” i.e. enjoyment is not life but “Daana” i.e. to donate to the deserving people will give you tremendous satisfaction and stability. Giving away is one of the finest things in life Dr Murty added further.
It is very important that you give away with good intentions and without any expectations. Always take your family members’ consent before giving. Your family shouldn’t be in trouble because of your philanthropy, said Dr Murty.
At the end of her speech, Dr Murty said, during this pandemic, our compassionate words towards the people can save their lives. There were many disastrous situations on this earth but the human race is very strong and will overcome the current situation as well. Like figures come together and make a fist. Flowers come together and make a bouquet similarly we all can come together and fight against Covid pandemic.
Dr SB Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis in his speech mentioned that the current pandemic situation has taught us many positive things, out of which one important thing is “Coming Together”. Different countries across the world have come together and helped each other at different levels to fight against the pandemic.
Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director Symbiosis and Pro-Chancellor Symbiosis International University gave opening remarks. Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University gave a Vote of Thanks and Dr Ruchi Kher Jaggi, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication was the anchor of the program.