HOUSTON, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Houston Metropolis Mayor Sylvester Turner, together with Council Member of District F, Tiffany Thomas, are proclaiming April 13, 2021 as “Sewa Worldwide Day”. Gitesh Desai, President of Sewa Houston Chapter, obtained the Proclamation in a digital session streamed dwell from Houston Metropolis Corridor.
Mayor Turner’s Proclamation highlights the work of lots of of Sewa Worldwide volunteers who’ve devoted to serving the numerous communities throughout the nice metropolis of Houston, its suburbs, and areas surrounding it. The Proclamation highlights the work of Sewa Worldwide in response to the current Winter Storm Uri that left the town reeling. Frigid climate led to energy shutdowns, frozen waterpipes, and flooding. On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, the storm aggravated the already troublesome situations within the metropolis. The Proclamation lauds the work of Sewa Volunteers and Houston Chapter Coordinator, Nikhil Jain.
“It’s an honor to be acknowledged for our work. We’re residents of this nice metropolis, and we are going to do every thing in our energy to serve this metropolis that has given us a lot. We serve all, and we work with all. I’m thrilled that Mayor Turner and Council Member Thomas have given us each the chance to serve in addition to recognizing the work we do,” stated Gitesh Desai, President of the Houston Chapter of Sewa Worldwide.
The Proclamation gives particulars of the work Sewa volunteers carried out in response to Winter Storm Uri, together with distributing 430,000 kilos of meals, greater than 10,000 liters of water, serving greater than 12,500 households in meals drives in numerous areas of the town together with Sharpstown, Belliare, Rosharon, Brookshire, Hillcroft, Alief, Baytown, and Pearland.
“We dwell in difficult instances. Over the previous few years Houston has confronted a number of emergencies and disasters, from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri, with the pandemic exacerbating all of it. Sewa Worldwide’s tenet is ‘Sarve janah sukhinau bhavantu‘ — could all be blissful – and we attempt to alleviate issues confronted by folks, particularly the underserved, in communities throughout the nation and across the globe. We serve with out anticipating any reward – following the precept of ‘nishkama karma‘ – working with out searching for the fruits thereof – however the recognition from the Mayor of the town that I dwell in, and work in, makes me certainly pleased with the volunteers I lead,” stated Arun Kankani, President, Sewa Worldwide. “April 13, this 12 months, can also be celebrated in India as Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, the start of a brand new 12 months as per the Hindu luni-solar calendar. I want Mayor Turner, Council Member Thomas, all of the officers and workers in Mayor Turner’s workplace, and all residents of this nice metropolis of Houston, a Pleased New Yr.”
About Sewa Worldwide
Sewa Worldwide (www.sewausa.org) is a 501 (c)(3) Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit that works within the areas of catastrophe restoration, schooling, and growth. Sewa has 43 Chapters throughout the USA and serves no matter race, colour, faith, intercourse, age, incapacity, or nationwide origin.
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