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Malaysia Endowment Activity

July-August-September 2002 Newsletter

Manjung Residents
Purchased Van

The Manjung Ashram in Sitiawan, Malaysia, is an orphanage founded six years ago by the Manjung Hindu Sangam. Today, 30 children are being raised there with much love by a dedicated team composed of manager Tiru Aramban and several volunteers. Religious activities include daily prayers, temple attendence once a week and on all festival days, plus religious classes on weekends. The ashram recently purchased a van so the children could be conveniently taken to public school. Tiru Aramban plans to eventually build a three-story building for the residents.

Average monthly expenses for one resident amount to RM 2,500, which includes food, medical expenses, accommodation, transportation and wages for a caretaker cum cook. As a volunteer organization, the Ashram needs much support from kind-hearted souls to meet its many commitments in helping these children who are orphans or victims of abuse.There is much to provide to maintain their health, comfort, sense of being at home and happiness in general. Every gesture of kindness helps these children mature into self-dependent, self-confident, well ajusted beings totally and positively integrated into the community.

HHE fund #53, established to support this most worthy institution, has a current balance of US$13,685.34. In March 2002, Manjung Ashram was issued a grant worth RM1,900 from this fund.

Also benefiting Malaysian children is HHE fund #16 established in 1996 by Arjunan Subramaniam, an attorney in Kuala Lumpur. It is known as the Malaysian Hindu Youth Educational Trust and provides free and wide distribution of the Saivite Hindu Religion Children's Courses to Malaysia's Hindu Children. To date, hundreds of copies have been distributed throughout Malaysia. The fund has a balance of US$10,230.07.

Memorial Funds

Establishing a memorial fund at Hindu Heritage Endowment can, in addition to honoring a deceased loved one, provide permanent financial support to the loved one's favorite Hindu institutions, perhaps a temple in the town in which he was raised, an orphanage or a swami's ashram that he supported. Because of HHE's unique global reach, the beneficiary institutions can be in any country in the world. Two of our current memorial funds are described below.

The Sundari Peruman Memorial Fund was started by Markandeya and Ravi Peruman, husband and son of Sundari, both now living in California. The Fund welcomes donations from anyone who loved or admired Sundari Peruman. The endowment is dedicated to teaching Hindu children in America about their religion. Another memorial fund is the A. Shanmugam Family Fund, created by Bala Shanmugam of Ipoh, Malaysia, in honor of his father. Bala's mother, Sambugardevi, and other members of the family joined in to establish the fund. This endowment gives a yearly grant to the Abirami Amman Temple at Thirukadaiyur, South India, which in turn performs a monthly archana to the family.

Recent Endowment Contributions

Kauai Aadheenam Monastic Endowment
Gunasekaran Kandasamy $104.58
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Other Contributions 30,000.00
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Anonymous 93.38
Darshani Alahan 21.90
Niroshnee Peruman 12.48
Total 127.76
Hinduism Today Distribution Fund
Anonymous 3.33
Appamal Athimulam 26.24
Veerasamy Batumallah 132.00
Rathi Devi Batumallah 160.00
Ishani Chowdhury 1,356.00
Chellappa Deva 588.07
James Jay Devlin 180.00
Ravindra Doorgiat 25.57
Chitravelloo Gunasegaran 158.33
Isanah Kameni 26.30
Arul Karttikeya 138.40
Egilen Koothan 13.30
Amravaddee Kownden 40.00
Ravichandran Krishnan 90.00
Malini Kumar 60.00
Thanesh Kumar Kumaravel 169.59
Thavamalar Lingam 78.67
Kartikeyen Manick 67.00
Aaran Mohann 241.50
Jayaluxmee Mooroogen 3.33
Logadasan Murugesu 140.00
Santha Devi Muniandy 188.09
Nalakini Niranjana 305.00
Umah Rani Palanisamy 101.82
Chandran Param 558.40
Uma Pariti 5.50
Logadassen Peruman 139.73
Pakion Vedee Peruman 14.97
Syam P. Reddy 126.00
Marilyn Reid 126.00
Selvaraj Sanjeevee 29.70
Chandra Shekharan 525.00
Dasa Sivam 232.00
Lavanadevi Sivam 159.00
Robert Sorrells 216.00
Raghuraman Srinivasan 252.00
Josephine Sudha 62.50
Shun K Sunder 1,001.00
K. S. Thamilarasi 192.57
Saroja Vasudevan 20.00
Shivani Vinayaga 282.36
Per Winther 189.00
Total 8,424.27
Hindu BusinessmenĪ€s Association
Anonymous 21.67
Vel Alahan 600.00
Paramaseeven Canagasaby 21.17
Manogaran Mardemootoo 49.99
Easvan Param 57.25
Janaka Param 11.00
Total 761.08
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 45.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 32.87
Bala Sivaceyon 52.23
Total 130.10
Mathavasi Medical Fund
Arul Karttikeya 256.99
Gowri Nadason 30.00
Vayudeva Varadan 45.00
Matthew Wieczork 45.00
Total 376.99
Nadesan Shum Fund
Sadhunathan Nadesan 1,008.00
Tirunavakkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
Aran Sendan 153.00
Sri Subramuniya Kottam
Andrew Schoenbaum 30.00
Malaysian Hindu Youth
Chandran Nagalingam 550.00
SS Subramuniya SDT
Uma Pariti $6.00
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Fund
Indra Dhaksinamurthi 45.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Total 120.00
Suntheram Family Trust
Ramachandran Suntheram 1,500.00
Mahajana College Endowment
Uma Pariti 5.50
Spiritual Park of Mauritius
Anonymous 480.00
Mauritius Saiva Dharmasala
Anonymous 488.00
Uma Pariti 5.50
Total 493.50
Hindu Orphanage Endowment
Anonymous 33.00
Ajit S Adhopia 212.72
Lila Shakti Devi 75.00
Debra N. Fry 83.00
J J Gordon 80.00
Uma Pariti 5.50
Gunasekaran Kandasamy 104.58
Ramakumar & Sailaja Kosuru 20.00
Jutikadevi Raja 108.00
Alex Ruberto 60.00
Matthew Wieczork 146.00
Total 927.80
Loving Ganesha Distribution
J J Gordon 216.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 75.00
Matthew Wieczork 40.00
Total 331.00
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Sarojnidevi Ramanathan 150.00
Bala Sivaceyon 15.67
Total 165.67
HHE Administration
Chandran Nagalingam 550.00
Uma Pariti 5.50
Total 555.50
Saiva Agamas Trust Fund
Chandran Nagalingam 150.00
Matthew Wieczork 45.00
Total 195.00
Positive Discipline Education Fund
Vinaya Alahan 255.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 265.00
Total 520.00
Thank You Gurudeva Fund
Anonymous 250.00
Sandra Aberkalns 50.00
Subash & Suman Ahuja 25.00
Neeja & Nimish Bakshi 101.00
Jagdish P. & Usha Bhatnagar 51.00
S. And Saroja Chandrasekaran 101.00
Stephanie Corgatelli 300.00
Praful & Bharati Desai 101.00
Shiris & Bharati Desai 51.00
Amarnath Devarmanai 324.00
Appasamy Kuppusamy 69.71
Debra N. Fry 84.00
Kelvin F. Gagnier 245.00
Suguneswary Gunasegaran 130.00
Patty Hickey 88.00
Lucy Kawaihalau 1,000.00
Meenal S Khajuria 10.00
Vani S. Khajuria 10.00
Ganesh Krishnan 10.00
Sudha Kulkarni 100.00
Thungaveloo Mariappan 17.78
M. H. Vamadeva Murthy 100.00
Manoharan Navaratnarajah 150.00
I. N. Pandit 101.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 230.00
Jutikadevi Raja 148.00
Deva Rajan 1,008.00
Marilyn Reid 63.00
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Wendy Schuljan 25.00
Linda Seeley 27.00
Som Sharma 101.00
Canabady Shummoogum 9.00
Ramesh Sivanathan 26.14
Sivadas Sivarajah 210.00
Raghuraman Srinivasan 5,000.00
Jamanaprasad & Jamna Thakkar 51.00
Vayudeva Varadan 72.00
K.S. & Premlata Venkataraman 15.00
Total 10,499.63
Mathavasi Travel Fund
Chandran Nagalingam 550.00
Saivite Hindu Scriptural for Blind
Anonymous 25.00
Michael Cherry 25.00
Ashish S. Chitnis 504.00
Ishani Chowdhury 50.00
Damara Shanmugan 150.00
Total 754.00
Nepali Kumari Goddess Fund
Uma Pariti 5.50
Niraj Thaker 11.00
Total 16.50
Kapaleeshwara Temple Fund
Anonymous 125.00
Vasudevan Jayanthi 300.00
Total 425.00
Manjung Hndu Orphanage Endowment
Uma Pariti 5.50
Jutikadevi Raja 108.00
Mahadevan Sannasy 50.00
Total 163.50
Pazhassi Balamandiram Orphanage Fund
Anonymous 181.50
Harold Green 25.00
Amol Hari Joshi 21.00
Uma Pariti 5.50
Total 227.50
Udayan Care Endowment
Anonymous 25.26
Jutikadevi Raja 108.00
Total 133.26
Coconut Money Tree
Personal Income Fund
Gowri Nadason 10.00
Satya Palani 50.00
Total 60.00
Total Contributions $59,795.14
Funds at market value February 28, 2002
Total Endowment Funds $3,251,325.12
Total Pooled Income Funds $164,150.81
Grand Total $3,415,475.93


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