VDUHF elects new members

2017-06-08 06:01
 Photo: suppliedThe new members of the Verulam and Districts United Hindu Forum (standing, from left) Sudesh Lalman (deputy chairperson), Vinesh Folly (deputy chair), Govi Moodley (joint treasurer), Mukesh Inerjit (secretary), Shuneel Mathura (Pro), seated (from left) Dayalan Govender (joint treasurer), Kogie Govender(deputy chairperson), Chandru Kisten (chairperson), J. S. Singh (Pro) and Michell Sheomungul (assistant secretary).

Photo: suppliedThe new members of the Verulam and Districts United Hindu Forum (standing, from left) Sudesh Lalman (deputy chairperson), Vinesh Folly (deputy chair), Govi Moodley (joint treasurer), Mukesh Inerjit (secretary), Shuneel Mathura (Pro), seated (from left) Dayalan Govender (joint treasurer), Kogie Govender(deputy chairperson), Chandru Kisten (chairperson), J. S. Singh (Pro) and Michell Sheomungul (assistant secretary).

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THE Verulam and Districts United Hindu Forum (VDUHF) recently held its first biennial general meeting and a new executive committee was elected.

The new committee consists of a mixture of young and experienced members who aim to continue with the great work that has already been done as well as look at new ways to grow the organisation.

VDUHF was established on June 12, at a meeting of representatives from Hindu organisations and groups in and around Verulam.

This forum is an umbrella body formed solely to promote Hinduism and to unite Hindu temples, prayer service groups, and religious organisations.

The forum consists of members from all Hindu organisations comprising of Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Gujarati speaking devotees.

In a statement sent to the Weekly, the forum said: “One of the main objectives of the VDUHF is to educate, enlighten and empower Hindus through joint activities and functions. This forum was established to promote the spiritual and humanitarian needs and to foster and maintain unity among all the Hindu organisations in Verulam and surrounding districts. There are currently over 20 religious organisations who are members of the VDUHF with this number set to grow in the coming years.”

The forum is still in its infancy stage has held many successful events in the two years since its establishment. During 2015 and 2016, two rain prayers and two Verulam Yoga Days were held. The biggest success so far though has been the inaugural Verulam Diwali festival held on 21 October 2016.

It was the largest gathering of Hindus in Verulam with over 1 000 people attending and the aim is to make this an annual event. The VDUHF is also actively involved with the Verulam Diwali Hamper Group which provides over 3 000 hampers to needy families.

“The feedback from the members and community following the formation of the VDUHF has been overwhelming as devotees are excited about the spiritual focus of the Forum and in uniting all the prayer and service groups in Verulam. “The Verulam and Districts United Hindu Forum intends to support all religious groups and show case the huge talent and expertise that exist in the Verulam Hindu community.”

Those Hindu temples, prayer groups and religious organisations in and around Verulam who are not yet members of the VDUHF are encouraged to contact the forum and be part of this fast growing organisation aimed at keeping Hindu Dharma alive.

For further details contact Sudesh Lalman on 083 4153 722 Mukesh Inerjit on 084 5888 974 or Shuneel Mathura on 081 7833 500.

 

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