Indian Sikh Community Raised Over $4,000 for Nepal Earthquake Victims
Indian Sikh community’s First Friday participation raised over $4,000 for the earthquake victims in Nepal.
In an interfaith outreach effort, the group SEVA – Sikhs Engaged in Volunteer Activities joined other ethnic groups to participate in monthly Las Vegas downtown First Friday celebrations. The eclectic groups of attendees of all ages were in downtown to enjoy long running popular Vegas street festival.
Teji Malik, Board Member of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, and community activist Amar Chadha and dedicated group of volunteers were behind taking initiative to participate in First Friday. As it was the first time Indian group participating in the monthly event, volunteers decided to do something different than just having a booth distributing literature related to interfaith issues in Vegas. The decision was made to make it a worthwhile event by changing into a fund raising venue for the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The well-conceived idea worked and resulted in a successful fund raiser with donations from wide section of the Las Vegas community.
Meety Chadha and Sandeep Kaur directed children giddha team. Kids showcased an impeccable dance performance at First Friday stage.
SEVA Volunteers – Teji Malik, Amar Chadha, Hardeep Mangat, Surjit Heera, Upinder Singh, Amarjit Pannu, Rajwinder Dhaliwal, Leena Kaur, Gurjit Sandhu, Madan Kailey, Jaswant Tony, Trimann Malik, Jasmeet Chadha, Bhupinder Bhatti, Manvinder Bhatia, Tony Saroya, Meety Chadha and Sandeep Kaur.