Charity is one of the noblest virtues of man. A charitable person is a lover of humanity. He has sympathy with his fellow-men and he likes to help others in distress. Charity can be exercised in several ways. A beggar may not get anything from a hard-hearted and callous person. On the contrary, a charitable person would surely give some relief to the beggar at his door.

A man of charitable disposition feels moved when he sees victims of naturals calamities such as floods, earthquakes, riots etc. and he contributes his mite to relieve people in distress. It is common knowledge that a charitable person contributes liberally to such relief funds. It is the spirit of charity which prompts people to send woollen clothes, food, money and other material help to the unfortunate brethren who have been the victims of some natural calamity. Charity is a noble sentiment.

However, every human being is not charitable. If this were so, no country in the world would suffer the pangs of hunger and poverty. It is sad that some countries have enough and to spare while inhabitants of other countries live below the poverty line. However, injudicious charity is harmful. The charitable persons should show the spirit of charity only to deserving persons. Indiscriminate charity gives rise to a class of people called parasites.

Also, one should not trumpet one's charity. However, in the present times most charitable persons show charity for publicity or to win social kudos. Such persons are hypocrites. The best form of charity is one when the identity of the donor remains hidden.