While most of us know that the term NGO India stands for non-government organisation, little do we know the factors that lead to its creation. Nor are we acquainted with its work profile. This brief synopsis on the same is an effort to educate people about NGOs and also how we can do our bit to help them.
Previously charitable organisations used to work in quite a disorganised manner but today these organisations have become very efficient. They almost seem like professional organisations with the level of finesse and accuracy of records they maintain in their daily work. But an NGO differs from a professional organisation in being a non-profitable organisation. In fact every bit of money that they are able to raise, is used to fund a scheme which will benefit the not so privileged section of our society.
Many a times the common man is so busy with his life that he is not even aware of the problems that exist in the society that he lives in. It is thus also the job of the NGOs to educate people about the needs and necessities of the underprivileged members of the society and to inspire them to do their bit for the society which has given them so much.
This contribution can be in the form of:
- Donations or monetary contributions,
- Free medicines and health check-ups,
- Providing relief in the form of food, clothes etc., when calamity strikes or
- Even contributing some time of the day to make them feel happy etc.
It goes without saying that being involved with the different organisations registered under ngo India in whatsoever capacity is an enriching experience both mentally and financially. Mentally it makes a person strong and a much better human being.
Financially the gains are equally strong since all donations made to registered NGOs or charitable trusts and social service organisations are covered under 80g of the Income Tax Act. Thus when a person voluntarily makes a monetary contribution to these non-profit organisations, he becomes eligible for a tax deduction on either a 100% or a 50% of the amount donated. With no upper limit specified for making these monetary contributions, deductions which can be claimed for donation under section 35ac and 80g can also turn out to be unexpected and too good to be true. But there are certain conditions which have been laid down for claiming these deductions and need to be thoroughly followed.
Some of the causes which are generally run by these NGOs and other charitable organisations include:
- Mobile health care units and health camps,
- Cataract surgeries,
- Livelihood support,
- Old age homes,
- Disaster management,
- Illiteracy eradication,
- Awareness about safe sex and birth control measures, personal hygiene, disease prevention etc.,
- Counselling sessions for teens, members of broken families and failed marriages, men, women, boys and girls prone to depression and exhibiting suicidal tendencies etc.,
- Rehabilitation of differently abled and mentally challenged children and adults and making them fend for themselves etc.
There is plenty of work still to be done and contributions of time and money can make all the difference to these programs. In order to be able to become a part of one of the various non profit organisations, a person can be associated with one of the causes or schemes run by them. He can also be associated with all the causes and schemes, thereby becoming a full-fledged member of the NGO and serving the needy, the neglected, the isolated and poverty stricken members of the society with love and care.