VHP Australia Inc. honoured with ‘Carers Award 2015’ by NSW Parliament House

VHP Australia Inc. honoured with ‘Carers Award 2015’ by NSW Parliament House

vhpHindu Social Services Foundation, Division of VHP Australia Inc. received the highly commended ‘Carers Award 2015’ from NSW Government.

“Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia  or VHP Australia  as it is known, organises projects and programs for people with disability and raises awareness of disability within the culturally diverse Hills Shire, Parramatta, Holroyd, Liverpool, Blacktown and Hornsby communities.

VHP Australia  , a  dynamic, vibrant Hindu Society inspired by the eternal values of Dharma (way of life), and the ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family), contributing towards the progress of Australia has developed partnerships with disability organisations, multicultural organisations, state and federal Government  and local governments  to initiate activities and build awareness of carers in the community.

VHP Australia provides camps and information sessions, cultural programs, charity  programme , training, and picnic days  to over 300 carers and their loved ones,” said, Mrs. Akila Ramarathinam, National General Secretary, Hindu Dharma, Scripture Coordinator SRE Provision NSW Public Schools, Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc.

Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia’s Projects and activities offer clear public benefit for communities and contribute to their development in social and community welfare, environmental, education, cultural areas and are for a charitable purpose.

“Our organisation has children and youth focus, delivering services to people in Sydney.

We have conducted camps, information sessions, cultural programs and provided support to approximately 300 carers and the people with disabilities over the past few years. Our organisation has many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to provide support to the carers and their families,” Mrs Akila added.

In the past few years Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia has been involved in many activities to build awareness of carers and also to develop partnerships with other organisations.

“We have built partnerships with DAPA (Differently Able people Association), Norwest disability centre, Special Olympics Group, Chinese Special support Group and many other disability schools and centres around Hillshire, Parramatta, Holroyd, Liverpool and Hornsby areas.

We have also built partnerships with Boronio Multi Cultural Centre, Bhutanese Refugee Centre and many local councils in these areas who regularly offer support to our activities. Our activities include-

  • Organising camps & information sessions for the carers.
  • Organising cultural events for carers and their families and
  • Fund raising for organisations that help disabled kids
  • Various partnership programmes with other disability organisations and migrant association
  • Information sessions for the newly migrated families with disabled kids.
  • We conduct camps with the organisation that provide help and information to the carers,” she was quoted as saying.

“Shat Hasta Samahara Sahasra Hasta Sankira” means create wealth with 100 hands and share it with 1000 hands is what our ancestors believed, we believe in the same selfless service”, she added.

To know more, contact: www.vhp.org.au or akilar@vhp.org.au

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