A nine-member Augusta (Georgia, USA) area Hindu women’s group, who knit and crochet together fortnightly in one of theirhomes, have reportedly delivered handmade blankets to wheel-chair bound veterans.
Same group, which has been reportedly meeting over a year for serving the community, knitted scarves and hats for donating to local elementary schoolchildren. They are also planning to give knitting lessons to the female patients of an area nursing home.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the group for selfless service and pointed out that ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) urged us to act selflessly without any thought of personal profit.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged each Hindu worldwide to take a vow of undertaking at least one charitable project during this year for less fortunate members of the community. Quoting scriptures, Zed stressed that charity was a duty, which should be undertaken with sympathy and modesty.
According to reports, some Virginia and North Carolina textile mills donated yarn and some Hindus of the area also helped the group with funds and wool. A blanket usually takes about 20-hours of work. Susan Gopal is the organizer, while Sheela Prakash, Kamla Shah and Kshama Shah are among the members of this knitting group.
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