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Devotees help out 300

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, February 04, 2013

AS part of its community engagement, the Hare Krishna Food for Life Society will assist 300 families and schools in the Northern Division with vegetable seedlings.

The society's Northern co-ordinator, Yad Ram said they were not only focused on assisting people whose farms were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan but also the community as a whole in ensuring their food supply was secured.

"The society head, Doctor Rajesh Maharaj from Suva gave us the seedlings and we have our distribution process to more than 50 families and schools," Mr Ram said.

"We have identified more schools and settlements in Bua, Seaqaqa and part of Macuata and will be contacting them shortly for the seedlings.

"Not only have we assisted people with seedlings but we've also given school packs for a group of children in Bua who were affected by the recent cyclone."

Mr Ram said students also had a chance to plant fresh vegetables in their school gardens which could either be sold or consumed.

He said the Good Samaritan act was a true reflection of their faith in trying to help people live a joyful life.

"This initiative is out of goodwill and the society is delighted to extend its helping hand to benefit the less fortunate in society."


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