1 ܬܘܬcrܬܪܬܘS ܘܽܬܘ ܬܘܬrܘܬbܘ" s b u་ Sil whan the Putta of th land will be granted to me as JV - v ouess Annapurna by the noble granter of the land. I do not want to tlo wonders by building palatial buildings and a show of glandeur but humble cottages and a simple Thakurbari and accomodation for men to work in their humble occupation to help the Asram and themselves, it will not cost much money. Although I know one of my patrons can help, if he pleases, to build up the Asram. But, times are hard aud the various designing men have albused charity and good work by dragging the best of the noblem in to speculating movements and caused heavy loss of money and have broken their hearts. There is another draw-back, when a richman receives an appeal for a charitable and good work of some kind he generall y refers it to his most intimate friends the lawyer and the secretary, who are generally a Subjanta class, they say something against it, either to show their great experience in the line or to protect a loss to their friend or employer g such a cause. which may arise by helpin Twenty-five years ago I was thrown in the street from a high position and I know from experience of my half-a-century's business career what trouble it is to respectable men and women when they are pulled down in the world by the death of the earning member or members or loss of everything by litigation of designing relatives and neighbours. There are many respectable men and women I know who have become homeless and beggars but if they find an humble shelter, food and something to cover their body they can work for themselves and the Asran which will be a shelter to them. There are families getting ruined by the introduction of Western manners, customs and luxuries and you will hardly find few of the old renowned families where they had Thakurbari, Atitisala, Pat sala, Kabiraj and Tole for the good of mankind. At the present day our modern charity and good work is simply evhibited in the columns of news-papers with very little real work. A magnificent building, large number of fashionalble furniture and the so called imported requirements for the good of mankind means waste of money. If I do not receive much help I have made up my mind to sacrifice a portion of my interest in my business and convert'it into a joint-stock concern and start the work of the Asran. My age may tell ujon me quickly and I should not lose this opportunity when God has induced a premier noble of Bengal to help me by grant of the land. I expect to form a Committee to take up active work shortly. I thank Kunwar Bichitra Shah Saheb Bahadur of Tehri, Garhwal State, for his first instalment of donation and his eagerness to help the cause of the Asram. I find some people in high position give their verdiet without judging the matter before them, or pass an order hearing something regarding an appeal before them from his confidential Officer who attempts to save the Raj or estate the immediate loss of some money, which may be Rs. 21- or Rs. 10/- without giving proper thought over the matter and some response to the appeal is again ridiculous. I should not comment upon dealings of these nature but simply regret their ignorance to judge right from wrong and real interest of the state. I thank my subscribers and well-wishers of my infant J ournal for their co-operation. Yours faithfully, K. P. MOOKERJEE.
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