Sindhi Panchayat, which has had to cancel its celebrations of Cheti Chand, their New Year, because of the raging second wave, on Tuesday organized all-faith prayer in remembrance of Covid victims. The event also focused on raising awareness for appropriate behaviour ahead of the looming third wave.
Sindhi Panchayat secretary, Murli Punjabi told TOI, “We needed to pray together for those we have lost in the second wave and to prepare ourselves against a repeat of the catastrophe we have just gone through.”
Punjabi thanked Catholic Association of Bengal (CAB) president Angelina Mantosh Jasnani and the CAB treasurer Colin Fitzgerald for helping them “organize the programme at such a short notice.” Only 50 people could assemble at the community hall inside Park Street’s Ambassador Building, following the ongoing restrictions. The rest attended virtually as the programme went live from 5.30pm.Among those who addressed the gathering were Sindhi Panchayat president, Harish Metharamani, Father Devraj and Fr Sunil from the Catholic Church, Father Artyum from the Armenian Church, Krishna Pitts of the Assembly of God Church, Sardar Ajit Singh from Rashbehari Guruduwara and Raju Bharat of the Sindhu Bhavan Charitable Trust.
Source: Times of India