Kind acts can come from anywhere. Even from the arrogant Indian politicians. Yes, you read it right. Since we all are grey by nature, and carry good and evil at the same time, both their sides surface according to the situation.
And Indian politicians are also humans! As politicians, they come in contact with all kinds of people - good, bad and corrupt. Knowing what kind of people they have to deal with, they have a tough job at hand.
There are many Indian politicians who have helped people. But if we explore more, we will come across more such Indian politicians who have won over people. Goodness is just everywhere!
Politicians have shown their kind side, over and over again, which goes unnoticed because, very often, we remember them for all the wrong reasons.
But today, let's look at their positive side, let's acknowledge their good deeds.
Manohar Parrikar is the first IIT graduate to become the Chief Minister of any state. He has also made petrol cheaper than diesel in Goa. He made it possible by slashing VAT by 0.1% as a promise fulfilled under poll manifesto.
Now, what is his kind act? In Goa, every girl who clears class XII examination gets Rs 1 lakh deposited in her account, writes Money Life. This amount takes care of her higher education/marriage. For this, he was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award 2012 in the politics category.
Former CM of Tamil Nadu, late J Jayalalita's Amma Canteens are popular with both the IT executives and auto rickshaw drivers. A place where sambhar-rice is available for just Rs 5 and Idlis for just Re 1, these canteens are spread throughout the state, mostly serving the poor and the disadvantaged, writes Live Mint.
Keep scrolling, more such surprising, kind acts are here.
According to eodisha, Indonesia was under Dutch rule from 1816 to 1941 when it was occupied by the Japanese. One of the country's leaders Sutan Sjahrir wanted to go out of the Indonesia to gain international support for the country's freedom struggle.
However, the skies, the land and the seas were locked by Dutch occupants. Indian Prime Minister Pandit Nehru sent Biju Patnaik to Indonesia, as he was an excellent pilot and adventurer.
According to Wikipedia, at the outset of the 1959 Tibetan uprising, fearing for his life, Dalai Lama and his retinue fled Tibet with the help of the CIA's Special Activities Division and entered India on March 30,1959.
He reached Tezpur in Assam on April 18. The then Prime Minister Nehru allowed Dalai Lama to be based in India and welcomed him with open arms, asking him to continue his freedom struggle from Dharamsala. Tibet is fighting for its freedom from China since then.
According to Quora, Kamaraj was known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. As chief minister of Tamil Nadu, he introduced free education for millions of rural poor in Tamil Nadu. This started a trend, and other states followed, educating millions of poor throughout the country.
When P V Narasimha Rao came to power in 1991, he had a lot to do. The Indian literacy rate was hovering around 61%. He faced a challenge to draw more students to school. Thus, he came up with the idea of introducing Free Mid-Day Meal Scheme across the country. He proposed to the cabinet that every school student in government schools should be given free lunch in an effort to bring more and more students to school. The scheme was successful and the enrollment increased manifold, writes Business Today.
According to The Times of India, Vaishali Yadav, a class 2 student from an impoverished background, hailing from the Pune's Hadaspur area appealed to the Prime Minister, through a letter, that she had no money to get the hole in heart operated. The plea of this six-year old girl was addressed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately arranged for financial aid to perform surgery, saving the minor's life.
As reported by the Times of India, when a passenger tweeted on January 1, 2016, from the train that his son needed medical attention, Suresh Prabhu's prompt intervention saved this two-year old child's life on Bhagalpur - Bangalore Anga Express by arranging for emergency medical care at the Asansol station.
The child, who suffered severe dehydration, was admitted to the paediatric ward of the divisional railway hospital in Asansol and was treated immediately. In the past also, people had reached Prabhu through Tweets and he was right there to help!
Let's call it Aman Ki Asha, and that's the biggest effort made by any Indian Prime Minister ever to have friendly relations with Pakistan. As a result, Samjhauta Express train was introduced on February 19, 1999, along with Delhi-Lahore Bus Service with a hope to have better relations between the two warring nations, writes Wikipedia.
However, this did not go down well with the Pakistan army, which led to Kargil War.
According to NDTV, Hijab Asif, a Pakistani national, had sought intervention from Swaraj on behalf of a Pakistani national who wanted to have medical treatment in India. On Swaraj's directive, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad tweeted about helping the applicant.
Sushma Swaraj has won affection from people on social media for her prompt responses and help.
In response to Sushma Swaraj's tweet, Ms Asif tweeted -
Kind acts bring people together.
Kind acts have no country, no religion.
A number of Pakistanis travel to India for medical treatment. But the medical visa process has slowed down after a Pakistani military court sentenced Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to death on allegations of espionage. Despite this, Sushma Sushma Swaraj continues to help.
Several hospitals have reported receiving as many as 500 patients a month for treatment of serious diseases.