Mumbai , Feb 28
Expressing concern over the declining practice of philanthropy, Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir today called for collective efforts to revive individual and collective philanthropy. Jamir said that philanthropy could play a significant role in advancing social equity and bridging the rich-poor divide.
He also released a postage stamp in memory of well-known philanthropist, industrialist and social worker, the late Harakh Chand Nahata issued by the postal department at Raj Bhavan.
Jamir said members of Jain community to which Nahata belonged had done remarkable social and philanthropic work in the form of building schools, hospitals, sanatoriums and dharam shalas across the country.
Nahata was a distinguished social leader and was associated with more than 40 socio-religious organisations. Jamir lauded his contribution in the field of road transportation, which paved way for the economic development of Tripura and other Eastern states of India.
Born in 1932, Nahata was an entrepreneur and contributed to the field of social service, education, art and business. He died in 1999.