A Pali word Parahita – a similar meaning to volunteerism or charity or philanthropy primarily emphasizes all the works prioritizing the interests of others. Generally, most people keep their self-interests at the fore. Only when the global peoples ease their selfishness but prioritize charity affairs, will they build a pleasant, prosperous and peaceful society.
As a nature of humans, many people give the first priority to themselves and then their families in all measures. Even though, some people work in concert for serving the interests of other people. Currently, a large number of persons engaging in the volunteering process as well as charity measures can be seen across the nation. They all work with utmost effort for making the sacrifice for public interests. How wonderful it is!
In fact, the concept of charity or volunteerism is a noble spirit. To forge this noble spirit, the people need to choose the options in serving their interests. If they need to choose one of two interests for the majority of a crowd and the people, they should choose the interests of the people. Again, if they face the situation to select the interests of the people and the nation, they need to choose the interests of the nation. So also, they have to choose the interests of the more valuable sector.
Truly, charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, and supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. Charity can ease all tensions and hindrances to improving society as well as nation-building endeavours. As such, their hearts should be honoured.
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, non-governmental organizations, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The General Assembly of the United Nations designated the 5th of September, the anniversary of the death of the renowned nun and missionary Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.
The International Day of Charity aims to alleviate humanitarian crises and ease human suffering within and among nations, as well as raise the efforts of charitable organizations and individuals. Hence, whenever the country, Myanmar faces unavoidable events such as natural disasters, pandemics called Covid-19 and monkeypox and the most important national causes, all the people should not turn a blind eye to serving the public and national interests with the nobly charitable spirit by sacrificing their interests, if necessary they sacrifice life and limbs for the sake of the nation and the nationals.