The problem of poverty has been existing in India since the last few decades. Even though over the years, the poverty rate has declined significantly in India, the country still has to put in a lot of effort to eradicate this issue from the country.
According to the recently released Multidimensional Poverty Index report of 2022, India’s percentage in poverty has fallen from 55.1% in 2005- 2006 to 16.4% in 2019- 2021.
However, despite these figures, India is still the country with the largest number of poor people (around 22.8 crore people are poor) in the South Asian region. Apart from this, the Multidimensional poverty index report did not include post pandemic details, hence, there is a high chance that the country’s poverty rate must have increased due to many people losing their source of incomes or jobs amidst the pandemic.
In order to completely eradicate the problem of poverty from the country. The government as well as people of the country should come together and support those who are in need of help.
Over the years, the government has come up with some great initiatives and plans to uplift the weaker sections of the society. Apart from them, NGOs and other charitable organizations have put forth some commendable efforts to reach out to the underprivileged people and help them in every possible way.
As an individual, there are so many ways in which one can contribute to poverty reduction. Some of them are –
Donation is one of the most popular and common ways through which one can uplift underprivileged sections of the society. Monetary donations from the public are accepted by several governmental and non-governmental organizations who utilize them to help the people in need.
Apart from monetary donations, donations of resources like books, clothes, stationeries and so on can also be done to support the underprivileged people.
Holding and participating in fundraising events and collection drives
Fundraising events like marathons, concerts and so on and collection drives for food, clothes and so on can be a great way in which a community can come together and help the weaker sections of the society.
Holding awareness campaigns for the underprivileged can also be a great way to encourage people to help and support the poor. You can even use social media platforms to share stories, data, facts and narratives about people living in poverty in the country and encourage more people to help and support the underprivileged sections of the society.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to help the poor. In India, there are several NGOs that accept volunteers. As an NGO volunteer, one can perform several tasks like teaching the underprivileged children, distribution of clothes to the poor and so on.
Being a volunteer, you will get a chance to witness the ground reality of many underprivileged individuals and families in the country that struggle to meet their daily needs. Not just that, it can also enable you to personally indulge in helping them which will not just improve their lives but would also make you feel proud and satisfied with your work.
If you are wondering about how to volunteer ngo? Then the answer is quite simple. First, you need to look for the organisation whose noble cause you deeply connect with. Look for the ways in which you can lend a hand in their activities and contact them expressing your interest and commitment towards volunteering.
Narayan Seva Sansthan
If you are looking for an NGO for volunteering then Narayan Seva Sansthan might be an option for you to consider.
Started as Narayan seva sansthan, Udaipur, the sansthan has successfully established its branches in other cities of India. This globally recognized prestigious sansthan is one of the best NGOs in India.
The Sansthan aims towards improving and empowering the lives of Divyangs and many other unprivileged sections of the society. Their sevas like Garib parivar ration yojana, training and skill development centre called Narayan shala for divyangs and underprivileged, mass wedding ceremonies for divyangs and underprivileged, quality education for underprivileged children, and so on has supported and empowered thousands of people in the country.
You can be a part of the sansthan by becoming their volunteer. As a volunteer, you can help them in their hospitals, participate in their distribution camps, teach in the sansthan’s schools, and so on.