Published: 30th March 2020
This 15-year-old from Dehradun asked PM Modi to make all religious trusts cough up 50% to PM's Relief Fund
Abhinav Kumar Sharma, a X grader has written a letter to the Prime Minister, mentioning that has a cc to all the gods
he 21-day-long lockdown in the country owing to the deadly COVID19 pandemic certainly has its flaws. In this scenario, not everybody has the luxury to work from home or get paid leave and one group of people badly hit by this are the daily wage labourers. While the entire country is debating on ways to solve this crisis, a X grader from Dehradun has suggested a solution to this, which is winning hearts over the internet.
15-year-old Abhinav Kumar Sharma has penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to make it mandatory for all the religious trusts, irrespective of their religion to donate 50 per cent of ‘God's wealth’ to the PM's Relief Fund and help the unemployed labourers. Interestingly, in the bottom of the email, Abhinav has mentioned that the email is cc-ed to all gods - Bhagwan, Allah, Jesus and Waheguru.
"I am sure these institutions will come forward if you request them and this money will give a boost to the economy and hope to the middle class for survival. This will boost our faith in religion and humanity," reads the email. Abhinav then shared a screenshot of this email on his Facebook profile. "Everybody was so happy with my suggestion. My parents were really proud too," says Abhinav. Later, he also wrote a similar email to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams trust, asking it to donate funds to the PMRF.
"Last year, I'd gone to the temple for my birthday, when a certain inscription caught my attention," recalls Abhinav. "It read 'serving your fellow human beings is equivalent to serving god'. This is one of the worst crises that the entire world has witnessed and we're yet to find a solution. So, why not use this money to save the humans, especially the unemployed daily wagers. This will even help India become an economic superpower," he concludes.