Midlands Hindu Society celebrates 20 years

2015-10-21 06:00
The current committee members (back, from left) Sanjay Lutchman, Advocate Ranjiv Nirghin (president), Udesh Ramesar, Nithia Pillay, Vinesh Rabikissoon (diwali co-ordinator), Somalan Moodley (secretary), Anup Ramrethan (Seva co-ordinator) and Dayalan

The current committee members (back, from left) Sanjay Lutchman, Advocate Ranjiv Nirghin (president), Udesh Ramesar, Nithia Pillay, Vinesh Rabikissoon (diwali co-ordinator), Somalan Moodley (secretary), Anup Ramrethan (Seva co-ordinator) and Dayalan

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THE Midlands Hindu Society in Pietermaritzburg­ recently celebrated 20 years of unity with members from various organisations in the Midlands region.

In early 1995 the first seeds were sown of creating a united organisation for all Hindus in the Midlands region including Pietermaritzburg, Howick, Greytown, Richmond and surrounding areas.

In September that year the first meeting was held and various officials elected to the committee. The Midlands Hindu Society consists of more than 30 affiliated Hindu organisations from the midlands region.

The momentum has been sustained over the last 20 years. The society has strengthened the bond among Hindus and serves as a strong voice on several issues where Hindu input is required. Midlands Hindu Society has worked and continues to work closely with the South African Hindu Maha Sabha, the Indian Consulate Durban, the Msunduzi Municipality, the South African Police Service, the Departments of Arts, Culture and Education, both nationally and provincially.

Midlands Hindu Society has affiliate organisations from the Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Gujerati communities as it views the joining of hands with all organisations in the best interest of promoting and propagating Hindu Dharma.

Over the 20 years the society has addressed various religious, social and cultural needs of the community and has hosted world renowned scholars, Swamis and Archaryas who have delivered well received discourses throughout the years in conjunction with the Indian Consulate Durban.

Midlands Hindu Society continues to work closely with the Consul for Cultural Affairs and annually co-ordinate the free scholarships to study in India which is offered to South African students wishing to study in India.

The annual Msunduzi Diwali celebration, hosted by the society, will take place in the last weekend of October for three celebration days at the Protea Sports Complex. - Supplied

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