The Taveuni Branch of the Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha (a Hindu religious organisation) has embarked on a project to raise funds to assist poor parents pay for the education of their children.
The project was announced by the Branch President Mr Krishna Prasad at the inauguration of the first ever Ramayan Sammelan held at the Delaivuna Community Centre on Sunday 6 June.
The function attended by over 300 men, women and children, was inaugurated by Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry.
In his address to the gathering Mr Chaudhry spoke on the spiritual and moral virtues and ethics espoused in the Holy Ramayana and urged them to lean on those values for a successful and rewarding life.
He congratulated the young team of Branch officials for their fine effort in raising spiritual consciousness among the Taveuni community.
Mr Prasad thanked the sponsors of the Ramayan Sammelan who had donated generously to the organising of the event. Some 16 different groups (Mandalis) from all over Taveuni rendered recitals of the Holy Ramayana. A number of prominent local citizens addressed the gathering.