Midrand Hindu Dharma Sabha

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MHDS Gives Back To The Community - 16 December 2014

As we approach the festive season, a time of giving and sharing, the Midrand Hindu Dharma Sabha (MHDS) decided to embark on food hamper distribution. The MHDS went on a concerted effort to raise funds to distribute food hampers to the less fortunate. It targeted two communities as beneficiaries namely Olivenhoutbosch in Midrand and Lotus Gardens in Pretoria. In total 216 food hampers were distributed, 108 on the 29 November 2014 in Olivenhoutbosch and another 108 hampers in Lotus Gardens, on 16 December 2014, to commemorate reconciliation day.

The Chairperson, Mr Jay Huluman said: “It is important to serve the community. Hindu principles of Sanathan Dharma promotes ‘seva’ or service to humankind, which is ultimately service to God”. He further explained the involvement of the youth in the organisation in making up the hampers and distribution in the informal settlements and townships. “This teaches our children values of sharing and giving and also gratitude for what they have”, he said. MHDS embarks on Community Service Initiatives on a quarterly basis.

The food hampers consisted of staple items like mealie meal, rice, sugar, tea bags, canned beans, oil, etc.

Saraswathi Gayatri Mantra:
"Om Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe
Thanno Vani Prachodayath"

Meaning: Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech,
Oh, wife of Lord Brahma,
give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Vani illuminate my mind.

Words of Wisdom

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion — at that time I descend Myself.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 7