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Humanitarian Mission 2006 kicked off on Saturday in Berbice

By admin / Posted on 01 September 2010


Georgetown, Guyana, August 21, 2006

The New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Inc. Humanitarian Mission 2006 kicked off on Saturday in Berbice. The venture is being undertaken in collaboration with the Guyana Central Arya Samaj and the Berbice Central Arya Samaj. Representatives of the New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Inc. arrived in Guyana late July, headed by Pandit Suresh Sugrim. In Guyana, the President is Pt. Suresh Sugrim while the Public Relations Officer is Pandit Kamal Dhanesar.

On Saturday, the children at the Canaan Chil.dren’s Home at Port Mourant and Carnal International Home for the Homeless at Albion came in for a treat. They received school supplies. In addition, the Canaan Children’s Home was presented with a medicine chest, mattresses, bed sheets, electrical appliances, cookware, bicycles and toiletries. At Camal International Home for the Homeless the bedrooms were repainted, and beds, vanities, a double door refrigerator, cookware and otherjtems were’had.

On Sunday, the. Exercise switched to the Port Mourant Vedic Mandir. There, 1,500 families got assistance in the form of school supplies. Approximately $5,000 were expended on each child. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and Region Six Chairman Kumkaran Ramdas were among those to address the gathering. They both lauded the New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir Inc. Nine children were also selected from villages along the Corentyne Coast to receivebicycles. These were Lachman Sankar of Letter Kenny; Paramsook of Seawell; Ajai Baldeo and Mahesh Nankoo, both of Port Mourant; P. Seeram and Andrew Ring, both of East Canje; Yashodra Singh of Alness; and Nadia Hunte and Yoganand Seenarine, both of Williamsburg.

The entire Humanitarian Mission 2006 was done to the tune of some $8 million. According to Pandit Sugrim, the exercise did not end yester day. “We are trying to set up some food vouchers for the physically challenged persons along the Corentyne Coast. These should be distrib- uted later this week. In addition, we have estaplished a system whereby transportation cost for the less fortunate would be funded by Humanitarian Mission 2006. These along with other gestures would be done before we leave this weekend.

“Meanwhile, the Sugrim’s Memorial Education Fund, which was launched last year, saw its first recipients receiving bursaries on Sunday. Six children each received a $10,000 bursary award. This fund was established in memory ofMr. Soorujnauth and his wife.

 

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