To my friends, colleagues, clients, and neighbours – I urge you to extend your influence beyond the country’s borders. Your contribution of a few hundred dollars could make all the difference for a bright girl child in India and her dreams of higher education.
A nation’s most important sources of income are the tax payer’s money. Indians worldwide are one of the wealthiest communities. But when it comes to paying taxes in India only 1.7% of the population in India pays taxes according to a 2015-16 survey. Over 50% of citizens in the United States pay taxes. Before you question why the government is not doing more, ask if you have paid your taxes honestly to support the nation. When the Indian government announced demonetization in 2016 most of the people who were not paying taxes came up and lobbied against the state to repeal this big decision because they want to continue enjoying the perks of a defunct public governance system.