A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Message posted on Facebook by the family of Sunil Tripathi, the student who was falsely accused of being involved with the Boston bombing by racist vigilantes on social media.
UPDATED with Memorial Fund info below.
On April 23, our beloved Sunil was discovered in the waters off India Point Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
As we carry indescribable grief, we also feel incredible gratitude. To each one of you–from our hometown to many distant lands–we extend our thanks for the words of encouragement, for your thoughts, for your hands, for your prayers, and for the love you have so generously shared.
Your compassionate spirit is felt by Sunil and by all of us.
This last month has changed our lives forever, and we hope it will change yours too. Take care of one another. Be gentle, be compassionate. Be open to letting someone in when it is you who is faltering. Lend your hand. We need it. The world needs it.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Sunil Tripathi memorial fund. As soon as we are able to, we will select organizations reflecting Sunil’s spirit, particularly those focusing on mental health and environmental sustainability.
The Sunil Tripathi Memorial Fund, c/o Brown University 110 Elm Street, Box 1893, Providence RI 02912