Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men
– Mahatma Gandhi
Its -simply surprising. The philanthropic effort of a single man unites over half a million homosapiens spread across 82 nations to do well to the deprived and physically challenged. Gopal Nair, a spartan, middleclass Malayalee has been striving to percolate the message of charity among the non resident Keralites and in just three years he could induce as many as 1.5 lakh benevolent volunteers into his exigent mission.
Nair’s Malayalee Friend’s Group (MFG) established with its head quarters at Ahmedabad has come as a boon to tens of thousands of deprived who have been languishing in many ways due to many reasons . Elaborating on his organization Nair says “We may believe in any ideology, but we all should know that we are simple human beings and should always be a good human being. Our Group, therefore, have members from all religions and our slogan is One Religion, One Caste, One GOD.”
Listing out the achievements of MFG he explained that they plan to spearhead a mission -Gift of Vision, to give back eyesight to the blind kids those who cannot afford vision-correction surgeries or treatments. “ MFG
Mr. Nair said, MFG was “meeting the full expense of 31 hapless kids under “Save the Girl Child” at Sneha Sagaram, Kollam Dist. We will take care of them till they become independent.”
There were also supporting a few “underprivileged elderly people @Rs.1000 per month. At present we are supporting 69 unfortunate elderly people, including a blind couple.
Interesting, the MFG, which is having over two lakh active members, do not either have an office or incur any operational expenses whatsoever. May be MFG could be the only charitable institution in the world which connects people and helps the deprived with no cost involved. “We communicate to
our members through internet or social sites at our personal expense. Our operational expense to run MFG is next to nil,” says a humble Nair.
MFG’s extraordinary efforts have attracted luminaries like G Madhavan Nair, Former Chairman, ISRO, . Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri, the renowned Malayalam Lyricist, Money, IAS, Secretary General, National Human Rights commission and . Padma Vibhushan, Dr Mrinalini Sarabhai.
The web-based network started with just 10 members in January 2009 has grown to a million member organization by now and is expected surge ahed in a much faster pace, for its intentions are clear and pure “.