Monday, June 15, 2015
Charity donations impresses Indian envoy in the country
THE deputy Indian High Commissioner in the country Robert Shetkintong has called on Tanzanians of Asian origin to continue joining hands through their charity organizations that helps the disabled communities in the country in order to cater for their basic needs. Shetkintong who was the guest of homour made the call in Dar es Salaam last week on Friday night at a function organized by a young Tanzanian scholar of Asian origin Akshaya Sankaran with a view to make contributions to help pupils of Robert Mugabe Primary School of the deaf unit in Dar es Salaam. He said that he was happy with the move which he said is one way or another the only help that the unprivileged groups could get help from the community surrounding them. The function which was held at Indian Cultural Centre was mainly attended by people of Asian origins who were determined to donate whatever they had in order to help the disadvantaged pupils the majority of whom are orphans of the basic necessities.
Earlier on her introductory speech one of the school teachers Doris Mbago highlighted most serious prevailing problems facing the school and said that, among them is the lack of modern teaching facilities such as sign languages and those used for reading. She said the school which is run by the Konondoni Municipal Council was established in 2004 as a normal primary school, and then the management in collaboration with the municipal authorities decided to establish a deaf unit to help pupils with hearing disabilities who have reached 75 in total. Speaking in an exclusive interview, the organizer of the event Sankaran an ex-form four student from the Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary school in the city said that, she had organized the occasion after having learned from what other charity organizations have been doing to collect money by donations and help such unprivileged groups. “I decided to organize Indian dances from various groups in the city which I have seen my efforts has attracted people of Asian origin because I am also a dancer”, she said and appreciated a good number of people who turned up and submitted whatever they have as donations to the targeted people. The occasion was being entertained by various six Indian dancing groups who entered in to the stage one after the other alternately, and at the end the guest of honour issued a certificate to the participating groups. The first group entered into the stage were the Ganesh dance who demonstratye4d a symbolic belief of a God who has issued a sacrifice to believers. This was then followed by Classical dance which is purely from South India, then another group from Rajastan in India. Other groups were Bollywood, Kerala and Afro-India dance bhangra