The central youth arm of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, the Dharmic Naujawaan (DNJ) last Sunday distributed hampers, clothing and school items to impoverished families in Crabwood Corentyne and Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo on April 8, 2018. Over eighty households benefitted from hampers consisting of food items and cleaning supplies and in excess of 190 children were in receipt of school backpacks, books and stationery.
The DNJ, revived on October 1, 2000, fosters the development of youths to meaningfully contribute towards the development of Guyana, through the initiation, facilitation, sponsorship, propagation and implementation of religious, educational, cultural and social activities. Every so often, with the support from friends and family of members of the DNJ, the group organizes charity drives in impoverished communities throughout Guyana. Since 2005 such drives have been executed across Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice. The DNJ is planning to target Leguan in its next outreach.
In an interview with this newspaper, Kumar Kissoon, chairman of the Naujwaan noted that the act of charity by the group is never done with the aim of receiving blessings but rather to fulfil the wishes of so many underprivileged Guyanese…focusing especially on children by providing them with school essentials, in the hope that poverty could be eradicated through education.
The DNJ is especially thankful to Shelonica Joree-Satram of Good Life Pharmacy and Beauty Shop, Chandrapratesh Satram, Jewan Satram of Florida, Sase Gunraj, Ganesh Hira, Massy Distribution and Regal Stationery for their generous donations toward making these two charity drives a success.