[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of posts highlighting the fact that people and societies are inherently good.]
Admit it. We’re all a wee bit surprised when confronted with random acts of kindness, compassion or generosity. I wonder why. I don’t have an answer, but I think it has something to do with the fact that mainstream media and TV is constantly telling me that I must buy things now, and try and save my money from crashing stock markets and runaway inflation.
In the height of the Anti Corruption movement in India back in September 2011, Mr Gondal had made out a cheque of Rs 51,000 or approximately USD 1000 (now that the Rupee is sliding against the dollar) in support of IAC’s campaign.
Today, he received his cheque back along with a letter from India Against Corruption (excerpt below):
“We had received your financial support for the Jan Lokpal movement. We are extremely grateful to you for the same. However at the moment we have surplus donations in our account.
We do not wish to accumulate huge sums of money in our account. Therefore with all humility we are returning back your donation. In future whenever we need funds we would get in touch with you.
Needless to say, we look forward to your participation in all activities of the movement”
Mr Gondal’s reaction:
Hats off IAC! Look forward to a corruption free country!