The New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir, Inc., executed it’s first Humanitarian Mission in Guyana, South America in July-August 2005. We worked with the Berbice Central Arya Samaj (Regional Branch of the Guyana Central Arya Samaj) in reaching out to the less fortunate children in orphanages in the County of Berbice, Guyana.
Such social and charitable works are the basic hallmarks of Hinduism and the Arya Samaj movement. Unlike the common perceptions that Hinduism is based on rituals and only seek to spread spirituality, the teachings of Hinduism is based on the principle of sewa or service to humanity. With the establishment of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement established in 1785 by Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati, such service was encouraged to be dedicated to the human race, especially the unfortunate and downtrodden. These will include the orphans, people in poverty, disadvantaged widows, disaster struck victims, battered women and children irrespective of race and ethnic origin.
The initial trip to Guyana, saw many children benefitting from the proceeds of the mission. Due to the overwhelming response from Guyana, the New Jersey Arya Samaj Board of Governers, became determined to continue it’s Humanitarian Mission to Guyana on a yearly basis. Thus the New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir, Inc. Humanitarian Mission grew in strength, as members of this mandir began to work diligently in raising funds.
We have established this website so that our donors, sponsors and well-wishers can be able to see the work and progress of the mission to which they support.
We humbly encourage all to contribute generously to this mission. Please click on Fund-Raising to learn how you can donate or contribute towards this mission.
Pt. Suresh Nauth Sugrim,