Christmas is that festive time of the year, when the world gets bathed in happiness, merry making, festivity and exchanging gifts. But, do you think it is really the season to exchange gifts amidst so much atrocities, natural calamities, economic turmoil and many more going round around us? So many events took place in and around us this year. Also, people develop an enforced obligation to present gifts despite their economic disturbances. Why spend money in exchanging gifts? Instead, why not spending your money to help those, who are in dire need of financial help due to the mishaps that happened all throughout the year. Here are the top 5 reasons for no Christmas gifts this year. Have a look.
1. Malawi Flood
South Africa faces huge devastation during Malawi flood in January 2015. People of Mozambique and Malawi faced tremendous threat. The flood besides devastation brought a lot of diseases as well. Areas became unidentifiable and unreachable. The Flood deleted everything, which came on its way. Entire village was destroyed. Tens of thousands individuals suffered miserably. There were a lot of sufferings all across. Let’s say no Christmas gifts and join hands to pray for the well being of our world.
2. Nepal Earthquake
The Nepal Earthquake, dubbed as the Gorkha Earthquake. It occurred on 25th April, 2015. There were a lot of aftershocks after this. And the major aftershock came on 12th May 2015. Hundreds and thousands of buildings collapsed. A lot of individuals became homeless. World class heritage sites were simply devastated. It is one of the disastrous events in the history of the world. This led to a serious economic loss as well.
3. Hajj Stampede
The Hajj Stampede of 2015 is yet another major mishap of the year. The event took place in September 2015. A lot of casualties were killed in the stampede near Mecca. The death toll rose to around 1400 and even more. People call it to be the next common thing to hell in the world. Thousands of pilgrims simply died in the stampede and many more were found missing.
4. Paris Terrorist Attack
Yet another major reason for no Christmas gifts is the terrorist attack in Paris. A series of attack took place on 13th November 2015 in Paris and Saint Denis, the northern suburb. Approximately 130 people were killed and more than 350 individuals were injured severely. High profile business venues, shopping centers, restaurants and cafes were severely affected. People from all over the world tried to help the casualties in some way or the other.
5. Chennai Flood
Even the year is ending with a lot of troubles. Recently, in December 2015 the Coromandel coast along with some of the cities of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh of India faced a severe natural calamity of flood. Chennai was hit very hard. People became homeless. The city suffered structure damage and financial chaos. There was a loss of approximately Rs. 1,00,000 crores. And, as per the statistics and surveys, it is one of the costliest damage of the year.
When the entire world is completely down with so many mishaps and financial meltdown, do you think it is actually wise to waste your money in exchanging gifts? Then, why not utilizing the money to help the needy, the sufferers and the casualties? Optimum utilization of the resource demands no Christmas gifts. And, thus, it is time to simply hold hands together, fight with unity and greet your fellows a Merry Christmas with a heart full of love, compassion and empathy