Little money saved can benefit a lot
To give an example and illustrate my point, take the commonly practiced convention of welcoming a leader with a garland, which sometimes costs hundreds of rupees. But what does the leader do usually - takes it off, and it is either kept aside or disposed off. Isn't this sheer wastage?
IN TODAY'S world, whether we are at home or in office, we spend lavishly on throwing a birthday party or organise an event on the ocassion of wedding anniversaries, farewell and memorial services of our leaders, etc.
Any good hotel will charge you at the rate of Rs 600-1000 per plate in wedding parties and the cost may be around Rs 300-500 on snack parties. Have we ever thought that the left overs and their cost runs into thousands of rupees? If we are more serious, selective or plan for the amount of food we eat, and ensure the same with our children, we can save a lot of money and reduce wastage. In fact, even left over food can easily feed many poor people in slum areas.
Let us now talk of the memorial services of our leaders. Undoubtedly, we have a great regard for our leaders but we can very well cut the money spent on organizing such functions. All the meetings and greetings can be upto a limit - only to pay respect and nothing beyond.
In any official meeting, the number of assisting staff and officers is much more than the number of delegates or officials directly connected with the meeting.
There are hundreds of such cases that can be narrated but nobody pauses to think about it. We should be extra-conscious in our personal and official meetings, and greetings, to save our own finances and control official expenses.