Early Deepavali Cheer For The Poor

Sathya Sai Baba Center Feeds The Poor

Sathya Sai Baba Center Feeds The Poor

Early Deepavali Cheer For The Poor

DEEPAVALI is a time for celebration with lots of food and love but there are families which are deprived of all this.

Noting this, the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Jalan Ipoh organised a Deepavali charity event for 120 poor people on Oct 12.

“It is an annual affair organised by the Social and Welfare Committee and branch of the temple’s Cultural and Education Committee (CEC),” said CEC head Devika Rani Yadav.

The poor families were given ration s worth RM150 comprising 10kg rice, 5kg sugar, milo and bee hoon packets, 5kg oil and other provisions useful for Deepavali.

“The head of each family was also given RM50 and a goodie bag containing a blanket, Bombay mix and muruku,” she added.

Each child in the family was given RM5 as well as a goodie bag with sweets and chocolates.

“We want to share the festive joy with the less fortunate because I feel that charity is an attitude everyone should cultivate,” said the temple committee chairman Sosheel Kumar Sharma.

He, however, added that less fortunate people should also help themselves by finding a means of earning income.

“God only helps those who help themselves,” he said.

The families were chosen by the Sai Ananda Sri Sathya Sai Baba Bhajan Centre in Selayang.

A total of 400 people comprising temple devotees and poor families attended the event and were later treated to a vegetarian meal.


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