Businessman Upjit Singh Sachdeva has appealed to his colleagues in the business community to extend help to the Monrovia Center Prison as prisoners there need urgent help and support.
Mr. Sachdeva, during one of his recent visits to the prison, said that it is about time business people step in and plug the huge critical gaps affecting the smooth running of the center which among other things include feeding.
According to Sachdeva, societal issues including prisoner rehabilitation should be the primary social responsibility of wealthy business people and families and not just the government alone.
“It is the moral obligation of all who have been blessed to give back to the society and help end poverty, inequality, and a host of global ills. I believe that there is no greater privilege than to be fortunate enough to devote one time and resources to help others — to make,” said Mr. Sachdeva, alias Jeety.
He added, “Little means a lot, therefore appealing to my fellow countrymen living in Liberia and all those wealthy business people to extend helping hands to needy and less fortunate Liberians without expecting to get something in return.”
He furthered that the true measure and legacy of successful people is based on how they share with the multitudes and fellow human beings.
“Unconditional giving what we have reflects a nobility of spirit which reaches out and binds all of us,” added the former Indian Consul General to Liberia. “When God blesses you financially, you now should raise the standard of giving and helping others in need.”
The Indian business tycoon made these comments during his monthly donations of a hot cooked home meal along with cake, water, and juices to hundreds of inmates and convicts at the Monrovia Central Prison.
According to him, the initiative, which is a monthly routine, is just one of his several projects intended to support the government’s and its partners’ efforts in “taking care of the inmates very well”.
He noted that inmates and convicts are not only being reprimanded at the prison facility for crimes they committed but they are being held as part of efforts to have them rehabilitated into Liberian society.
“We come here once a month to bring home-cooked food for the inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison. Today we have come here again on our inspiration which we believe: don't give to get, give to inspire others. We strongly believe that we will be able to inspire our fellow businessmen who will think one day and start something like ours.”