Characteristics of NGO’s –
- Support democratic system.
- No profit basis.
- Wide operation area.
- Limited external control.
- Non-political character
- Clearly defined objectives.
- Need financial support.
- Activities or Functions of NGO –
- Create Awareness –
No activity can be successful unless it receives support from the people. NGO’s are required to follow sustained effort in order to make people realize that without unity & standing for one another, it is not possible to protect mutual interest.
- Protect Human Rights –
NGO’s have done commendable job to protect human rights of the people belonging to different social sections maybe men/women or children. Abuses or violation of human rights are strongly fought against.
- Encourage Rehabilitation –
Many citizens get adversely affected in life because of social, economic reason. NGO’s provide the healing touch & rehabilitate them.
- Protect Environment –
Presently NGO’s are working hard in order to protect environment by asking manufacturer to use eco-friendly goods/products.
- Combat Man Made Crises –
NGO’s help to work for people in distress who are affected by
communal riots. They ensure that money, food, medicines, clothing & reach
these unfortunate masses by surpassing corrupt official.
- Gainful Employment –
NGO’s teach economically deprived people the dignity of labour. They motive people to earn through hard work & lead a respectable life. NGO’s like CRY & SEWA provide opportunity for gainful employment.
- Conclusion –
The contribution of NGO is in exercising that social control of a business is far more satisfied. This quantitative growth is not accomplished by qualitative growth. NGO’s in India are dependant on financial assistance of the government to a considerable extent.