Teen asks PM to mandate religious trusts to give 'Gods wealth' to fight coronavirus

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 31: A letter written by a 15-year-old to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, suggesting steps to be taken to make the country financially stable is doing rounds on social media.

The letter written by Abhinav Kr Sharma, a class 10 student of St Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun is on point. Sharma not just highlights how the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown is taking a toll on poor, but he gives a brilliant suggestion on helping the country recover from the economic slump.

Abhinav asks the PM to mandate all religious trusts, irrespective of religion, to donate 80 per cent of ‘God’s wealth’ to PM Cares fund, so that it can be used to help people who are affected most due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

“The world hasn’t developed any medical treatment yet, so we may take long time to maintain social distance. The health emergency will surely lead to a financial emergency, due to which beggars, labourers 

etc will be on the verge of starvation. The lockdown may close small industries, factories and businesses. Unemployment may rise due to no business. Our government is also fighting strong and distributing all basic amenities which will make Government money empty soon,” points out Abhinav.

“I am sure God would be happy to bless us if this money saves God’s children. We will have more faith in humanity,” he adds.

The teenager has been following the Coronavirus pandemic and the implications of lockdown across various sectors closely. He says, his parents who both hail from a medical background are serving relentlessly on the field. They often share their experiences related to Covid-19 with him, he tells media.



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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    It is 100 percent true that the apple doesnt fall away from its tree.His parents have shown the path to this boy.What a great idea from a small boy and write letter to PM.A little change in his idea is appriciated.Instead of PMs fund ,should be trust and people from all religion should be committee members.So that it is not floating to only one side.Everyone can donate here.Whether it will be realized by PM or not ,is to wait and see.

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  • Indian, india

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Better to help individuals then giving any govt fund which gets lost in between and poor remain poor and hungry or better still donate to some NGOs like balaji charitable, humanity trust, snehalaya so we are confident our money will be utilised for right purpose.

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  • Thomas P. Andrade, Toronto

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Very good suggestion. If not 80%, at least some percentage should be offered by all the religious trusts to the government to meet the unforeseen expenses to treat the infected patients as well as to meet the expenses resulted from the lockdown.

    Indians are extremely generous to make donations to religious organizations and it's high time these organizations returned the money to the government and needy. If they don't donate the money now, then I would say these organizations are there just to loot the people,.
    Government should also allow people with black money to donate without asking them questions about its source.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    He is right. This is the time temples, Mosques, Churches, Gurudwaras, etc donate the massive amount of money hoarded in their trusts. There is no point in keeping the money but to spent it to this emergency .

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  • Indian, BANGALORE

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    This kid made a good point except that he suggests to donate to PM's care fund. Many are apprehensive how the money will be used and for whom it will be used. During the last floods, Kerala dint get a pie from PM's relief fund!!!

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  • roger, manipal

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    what a wonderful idea ? why they never thought if it ? from Tata To Bata they have covered everybody. this boy should be a member of advisory committee. or may be Rajya sabha seat. RBI reserve fund already done...this is the only target to achieve.

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  • Peshu, Manipal

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    TATA groups have donated 500 crores
    WIPRO donated 500 crores
    Hero groups decided to give 1000 crores
    Akshay Kumar had given 25 crores
    Virat kohli - 1.5 crores
    Suresh Raina - 50 lakhs... to PM fund.

    So far we don't have ventilators in any hospitals
    Where is the money?

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Do not spread falsehood here. If you do not want to contribute do not. In a panicky situation the factories are doing their best to up the production of medical equipments. you cannot build factorries in a matter of days. production can be done by existing factories upto a given capacity.

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  • Arvind, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Who are ventilator manufacturers in India ?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Even if 50% of God's wealth is donated, our country will become pretty comfortable financially, but God's sevaks should agree na?

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  • Chiguru, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Do you know?
    In the country we have
    545 MP,
    245 Rajya Sabha MP
    4120 MLA is.
    *Altogether 4910 public representatives*.

    If all these people's representatives together give ₹ 5 lakh from their personal accounts to the Government of India. So India can collect Rs 2,455,000,000. to fight the corona epidemic.

    Why every time the people of middle class family of the country are appealed to help the country?

    Do these politicians not have any responsibility and accountability towards the people of India?

    After all, why do these honorable MPs and MLAs, after spending their own MPs and MLA funds, present the proof of being the true public representative of the country and get rid of their duties?

    While that money is given by the public to the government in the form of tax to run and develop the country. Can not the Prime Minister of our country, Shri Narendra Modi, appeal to his public representatives for the national interest?

    Therefore, we request our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to appeal to these honorable public representatives of India to donate Rs. 5 lakhs from his personal accounts to serve the country. So that the people of the country can make money for economic and health works during this time of emergency.

    A true indian.

    If you agree, share it and help us to reach this matter to every citizen and Prime Minister of the country.

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  • Edward Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Any amount of monies donated to reach the poor directly. If collection /disbursement is through relief fund (care) it will filter in every stage and only droplets will reach to the poor.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Can we trust out Politicians with God's Wealth ...

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  • felcy, mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I feel all those who have looted money and filled their pocket in crores.....this is the high time to give to the needy.........i don't appreciate idea given by this student.......i suppose he is not aware of God's wealth how it is used....all of us are aware how beautifully God's wealth has been used for the needy..... in their respective area.....all the temples, churches and the mosques use the money for the needy....especially feeding the hungry....by using for the basic needs of their locality..... especially these days of lockdown ......let us not handover this to the political leaders........first let them handover the wealth.....or property....for the needy......

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    A nice ideal but reality is that religion is currently the number one game in politics. Religious leadership is coopeted by those playing politics and so is the money.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    True, religion is the greatest money spinning business in the world; very safe & healthy!!

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    What is the meaning in transferring money from CHARITABLE RELIGIOUS FUND to NON-CHARITABLE PM FUND???. Temples, churches, mosques and other religious houses are doing outstanding job and appreciated by the lowest of the lowest. Rs 15 lakhs is still hopefully awaited then how long it might take religious funds to reach the needy through PM FUND????.....

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  • Edward Maben, Kudla

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Splendid idea. Gods would be happy. No place of any religion should be spared. Infact just like the govt taxes the salaries, even every place of worship should be taxed a certain percentage.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    No. Our temple funds are not for lock down violators....collect funds from them it self.

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  • Patel, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Please drop your contact details bro, would like to meet you once everything becomes normal

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    There is an adage "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." It is foolish to give power over religious institutions to politicians.

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    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Great concept. Why in PM fund, it can be used directly to assist the needful.

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  • Ahmed, Ullal

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    This is the right time to utilize all these money. Temple/mosque/Church will cover within short period of these money. I hope govt will think positively.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Good Suggestion but Who will tie the bell.......... ?

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  • Greeshma, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Great idea..!!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Here i would like to mention one great job done silently by our kadri temple. They provide breakfast, Lunch and dinner for thousands.....people of some areas come and collect food in packets regularly. Due to some rules and regulations they are not serving the good at yhe campus. May god bless all those who have involved in such good Samaritan work and i say who feeds the hungry downtrodden theirs is the kingdom of heaven...its through some reliable sources given to understand that they have not received any donations from the public for this cause.

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  • ca girishkk, dxb/m'lore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    No one object to this proposal...., but ultimately once the perceived as poisonous politicians touch the money in the name of charity..... & towards the well being of the society...., with a bias to gain political mileage..., the donars will evoparate silently.... without making any notice..,

    in the end... poor will suffer more....!!!!
    a food for though..., i need one chai....!!!!

    jai ho....,

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    It would be advisable if the money from all religious trusts are distributed to the poor and needy by the local religious authorities in thier own area than transferring it to the govt coffer. This money is collected without taxes so let it be distributed without expecting tax back from the poor. But these local authorities should issue a cash voucher against a cash receipt from the beneficiary from each genuine needy if the govt wants to investigate.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I agree with the youngster.

    The virus hits humans, without bias. Nobody knows which community will lose how many members. As such, what is the use keeping the wealth that did not come to the rescue of saving lives ? The govt can check without difficulty to ascertain which religious trust contains how much wealth.

    Please take it without discrimination whether it belongs to Hindus/Muslims/Christians or any other community. Because otherwise, taxes collected from common people will go for corrective measures and these trusts will continue growing without a specific purpose.

    That's not all. Each politician who has multi-crores to his credit at shown in his asset declaration, should compulsorily handed over a specific percentage to the fund. Because the politicians are employed, their pay comes from peoples' taxes. They are not jobless. Let them give back to the society too. No, not from MPLAD, from their personal wealth.

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  • Tom, Dxb

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Completely agree.....its high time all religious and politicians donate. These are only to sources who has excess wealth.

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  • Francis(Joe) Martis, Rahway

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    The idea of money from Trust funds all over the country and overseas is a brilliant idea.
    How to go about and implement it is a problem and must be decided by the Government.
    It is a right time thousands of lives can be saved.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Good suggestion. I fully support him. Afterall the money belong to the public

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    You mean money from all religious places or only selected ones??

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    This is not the right time for negative thoughts.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Thoughts become "negative" or "positive" depending on the thought process of the person.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Good idea...,

    The question is .... can the politicians/bureaucracy deliver with an un-biased approach....?????
    As Hindustani's quite often come across report of some divisive statements(ex: go to Pakistan, terrorist comment though our honorable PM clearly made a point that terrorism has no color etc.,), by thug mentality politicians.....????
    After all for the success of this idea Raj Dharma is important to deliver & meet the underlying intent/object...,

    just a caution....,
    Let me have my chai....

    jai hind..,

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