Guiding readers, especially the younger ones, to the importance of saving and investing money is at the heart of what I do at Safal Niveshak.
I’ve always wished if our institutions also took a lead in imparting financial literacy to people, especially the new generation, instead of backing all education affairs by selling their products.
So I was pleasantly surprised to see this short movie – One Idiot – from IDFC Foundation (directed by Amole Gupte of the Taare Zameen Par fame) to impart financial literacy to college students across India.
This is an amazing movie, and I suggest you watch it and also share it with the younger lot.
My eight-year old daughter is already in love with the movie and has shown it to all her friends, while explaining them in her way why “Dads are not ATMs and why children must learn early to become financially independent!”
The magic seems to be working as just last night she brought her piggy bank to me and asked me to “invest” the money sooner than later. 🙂
Anyways, here’s the movie. Watch it, and please share it with those who “must” watch it.
By the way, IDFC Foundation has also launched Oneidiot.in, a website directed to educate the youth of India to be financially independent. I’m contributing in a small way with my articles.