Doles and donations in excess destroy the drive of peopleCharity is a virtue and noble character. Daanam(or Daana) is a Dharma or a noble duty as per Hindu scriptures. A man should earn by honest means and spend a part of it in charity. When it is done without expecting any return only, it becomes Daana. It is similar in Budhism and Jainism too. For Muslims Zakat is very important. Bible and Christianity also see Charity as duty and service to God.
Hence it was always desired, as better to give than receive.
Generally majority of people have a tender mind and would be kind and helping to the poor and needy. However the old order has changed. The soft feelings are nowadays exploit. Now many consider someone's charity as their right to get. It has become a way for escaping and avoiding hard work and indulges in easy pleasures. That is why many fake as poor or sick or invalid and beg.
Crisis situations prompt many genuine charity activities. There are genuine people who deserve the doles and donations. However there are many fakes also among them, cleverly using the crisis situation. They actually are not poor but somehow corner a lot of such doles and donations by various means.
The governments keeping the real welfare of people in mind had formulated many schemes. They help the genuine also. However there are still quite lot people who had to be weeded out from cornering the undeserved benefits. I am not elaborating. You all may know more in this regard.
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