Over 60 students received
certificates and plaques at the 2nd Annual Graduation exercise of the
Pranav Ashram Hindu College Children's Education Program held at the
Humberwood Community Centre on September 11, 2004. The students made a
grand cultural presentation to a large, appreciative audience.
Certificates/plaques were handed out by prominent leaders of the
community including Real Estate magnate Jay Brijpaul, prominent lawyer
and community activist Dhaman Kissoon and Detective John McGown of
Toronto Police 31 Division. In picture above, the kids pose with their
teacher Swami Bhajananandaji after the graduation. Pix
by Ramesh Ramkhalawan
support hurricane relief efforts
Recognizing the havoc that hurricane Ivan created in the Caribbean two
weeks ago, especially in the island of Grenada, many local businesses
have joined with others across the globe to offer support and tangible
help to alleviate the sufferings of those affected.
Western Union, the money transfer giant, has
announced that it will take an active role in supporting Red Cross
Hurricane Ivan relief efforts.
Until September 25, Western Union Canada will make
no fee accounts available to customers who wish to make a personal
donation and will match these donations up to $10,000 Can.
Cash Money, a Western Union agent across Canada
also committed to matching up to $10,000 Can in donations made through
Funds raised will be forwarded to the Canadian Red
Cross 2004 Hurricane Relief Fund.
Western Union also is offering fee reductions for
transactions to Jamaica, Grenada and the Cayman Islands.
Laparkan Shipping, a giant Caribbean shipping
entity, is offering incentives for people to pitch in and help.
The company announced that "relatives, friends
and organizations in the USA and Canada who would like to assist by
sending supplies and relief to their relatives and friends, are being
offered specially reduced prices on all barrels and packages to
Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Jamaica until October 31, 2004.
Mr. Glen Khan, Chairman of Laparkan said, "We
encourage everyone to show that they do care about our communities and
neighbors. Our brothers and sisters urgently need our help and our
support," the Chairman appealed.
For further information on how you can help, call
your Canadian Laparkan Office at 416-292-4370. In the US, dial 1
718-BARRELS; in Miami dial 305-836-4393.
And in Toronto, Ian, the proprietor of Tennessee
International Freight Inc., one of the much used shipping companies in
the city, announced a "Hurricane Relief Special" to the
island of Jamaica. Full container loads of shipment to that island
will be charged at cost to the shipper. For a 40' container, the
charge for shipping will amount to US $2100.
Since the Hurricane struck, individuals, organizations, businesses
and governments have joined the effort to bring relief to those