Lack of Government support

“ ‘Freedom’ means a lot to conservatives, but they have such a narrow sense of what it means. They think a lot about freedom from – freedom from government, freedom from regulation – and precious little about freedom to. Freedom to is absolutely something that has to be safeguarded by good government, just as it could be impaired by bad government. ”
– Pete Buttigieg
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in India was at the district of Thrissur in Kerala – a student who had returned home to enjoy a vacation from the Wuhan University in China. Since then, it has been several months. Most small business are expected to fail to endure the pandemic and in the process, shut down completely. Most of the owners of these small businesses have stated that they will require financial aid in case they are to reopen or continue to stay open. These small businesses and companies mostly do not possess the necessary funds and assets required in order to survive the pandemic. It is widely believed among the small business owners that restaurants took the brunt of the effect due to the pandemic. All restaurants regardless of size had been ordered to be closed by the Government. While on the other hand, gyms are allowed to operate at full capacity, restaurants have to continue to face such difficulties.
Every year, several events are held across the globe. Some of the popular events among these are the Olympic Games, World Cup, World Expo, Art and Culture festivals, performances and charity fundraising. These events along with several other local events may be a source of earning of several locals. Due to shortage of funds, these events often fail, leading to severe losses for the locals. The Government’s financial support would make it easy for these events to take place. Other events such as Art and Cultural festivals do not create economic benefits, but they do have cultural as well as environmental benefits. Even such events require Government aid in order to function in a healthy manner. These events can also be a source of income for the Government. Since it is a win-win situation, the Government should assist in the hosting of such effects. However one must not forget that the original aim of some of these events is not to make profit, but to take forward the sports culture across generations.
“ A constant stream of ‘free’ money is a perfect way to keep an inefficient or simply bad government in power. As aid flows in, there is nothing more for the government to do – it doesn’t need to raise taxes, and as long as it pays the army, it doesn’t have to take account of its disgruntled citizens. ”
– Dambisa Moyo
Even today for many children, education remains just a dream. The Government needs to provide sufficient funds in order to make these dreams a reality. Government schools barely have the adequate equipment required in order to equip students with proper practical skills. Books and other such materials are also missing from most schools. Most teachers do not possess sufficient training to teach the students. The Government should strive towards making changes in these schools. They should start by providing financial aid to children in need. Books and other study materials should be provided by the school, free of cost, as such things can be recycled year after year. Throughout the ages, the major social problems such as deteriorating education, lawlessness and crime, homelessness, the collapse of family values, the crisis in medical care – have been produced by well-intended actions by the Government.