In India, "it's very difficult to do good work".
The remark came from former Union Minister Arun Shourie today as he urged people to extend a helping hand to everyone without expecting anything in return.
"If you are truly selfish, then help someone because that will help you in turn. To discipline your mind and to get therapeutic happiness, one should always be eager to serve people who have nothing to give you in return.
"Our aim should be to serve people who are in need. But I think, in India, it's very difficult to do good work," the Ramon Magsaysay Awardee said while speaking on "Serving Others as a Cure for Oneself" at an event organised to mark the first anniversary of Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate medical Education and research (GRIPMER).
Chairman of Ganga Ram Hospital Dr D S Rana said that GRIPMER was constituted to further coordinate and stimulate academics and research activities of the hospital.
He said the institute had published 283 research projects in last one year. "Presently 45 research projects funded by WHO, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment and many others were undergoing."
Dean of GRIPMER Dr Samirun Nundy said that the institute figures in India's top 10 medical colleges.