Sydney, 2 November, 2018
Most of us, particularly members from Indian Australian community, know how Bhartiye Mandir Hindu temple in Regents Park, Sydney was vandalised on Sunday, 14 October, leading to desecration of idols and damage to the property in the tune of $50,000.
The temple management doesn’t have resources to find this money without support from the community and the local Council.
Bhartiye temple falls under the Cumberland Council, which has a reputation to be comprised of caring, responsive and good-hearted Councillors.
Fundraiser for Bhartiye Mandir: 👇
While few from our community including I will be hosting a fund-raiser on 16 November for the temple in a few days, it is equally pertinent for the Council to chip in with some monetary support. After all, one of the goals of the Council is to encourage and support a diverse neighbourhood. Helping a vandalised and damaged temple to stand on its feet will not only be a noble job by the Council, it will also be within the key priorities of the Council for the diversity and multiculturalism.
Money for this support can come from the Mayoral Community Fund and Community Grant Program.
It was noteworthy that the Cumberland Council supported our farmers against their drought hardship with substantial amount of money, for which the Council deserves our appreciation and gratitude.
Some support for the temple from the Council will also be an entirely justifiable and well-deserved action.
Our community is waiting for a positive outcome and a noble gesture from the Councillors of Cumberland Council.
We hope to have this temple to be restored in its original shape. 👇👇
Dr Yadu Singh