India has been declared as the 14th most charitable nation out of 114 countries across the world by World Giving Index 2021 released by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
About World Giving Index
The World Giving Index gives a glimpse of global trends in generosity. It ranks different countries based on their involvement in social activities for the benefit of communities and for pioneering towards global giving or charity.
The WGI is a global survey, which has interviewed more than 1.6 million people since 2009 asking three questions from each one of them: have they helped a stranger, given money, or volunteered for a good cause over the past month?
This year the index has been topped by Indonesia, followed by Kenya and Nigeria.
India Stood 14th At WGI 2021
India, which had maintained a global average rank of 82 for ten years, has taken a giant leap during COVID-19 by becoming the 14th most generous country of the world.
It has shown progress in every age group and gender in terms of charitable work and helping those in need. Many NGOs, volunteers, community help centres and services were opened for extending support to those bearing the sufferings of pandemic.
According to the index, about 61 percent of Indians helped strangers, 34 percent of Indians volunteered for social services while about 36 percent donated money despite national lockdown last year.
An Achievement For India
Meenakshi Batra, the Chief of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, while sharing the great news, said that “This report comes at a time when India is reeling under a severe Covid wave. And it is commendable to see India perform well on the Index. It gives a lot of hope to see that people are generously contributing money and time to various causes –especially Covid relief.”
Thus, watching India climb the ladder of generosity is a sign of progress towards social inclusiveness and humanity. It embarks on India’s achievement in bringing greater social justice and eliminating inequalities.
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