By: Stephen G. Fellajuah
India former Honorary Consul General to Liberia, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva says Liberia is his home and declared that he wants to die and be cremated in Liberia. Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva said he came to Liberia in his youthful aged and has chosen Liberia as his home.
The former Indian envoy made the statement yesterday, July 26, 2021 when he donated food and nonfood items to Inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison, where he also served hot cooked meal to over 1,000 prisoners, and over 2,000 disadvantaged youth, and children in several communities in Montserrado County.
“When I came to Liberia I was 24 and mow I am 65. I love Liberia and I want to die in Liberia, even if I die outside Liberia, I want my body to be brought and cremated in Liberia, that’s my wish and desire”, Jeety declared saying “I love Liberia more than anything else.”
Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva commonly known as JEETY in Liberia, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of JEETY Trading Corporation, a business that deals with the sales of building materials and other hardware with several branches in Liberia and Sierra Leone, said it was his way of identifying with the inmates and several Liberians during this July 26 Independence Day celebration.
Items donated to the Monrovia Central Prison include fifteen plastic buckets with faucets, one bucket chlorine, one hundred bottles hand sanitizers, five cartons powder soap, three pieces thermometers and one thousand five hundred face masks for one thousand prisoners as a buttress to government towards the fight against COVID-19.
Presenting the items, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva noted that his program is to feed prisoners with nutritional meal while they serve their sentences at the prison, and said the prison is not only a place to serve sentences but also a place for transformation.
“We did not only bring food also other items based on your request for your protection against COVID-19”, he said, adding “we have also brought cooked meal with Yello pea, rice, water, juices and cake for the entire population of the prison.”
Receiving the cooked food and items, the Deputy Superintendent of the prison facility, Varney Lake expressed gratitude as he acknowledged the receipt of the donation, and said it will be used for it intended purpose. He especially thanked the JEETY Corporation for joining the fight against the COVID-19.
“On behalf of the administration of the prison facility, the Ministry of Justice beneficiaries of the donation, we are very grateful. In spite of the many challenges, we are call to perform national duty”, Mr. Lake expressed.
The business tycoon also served the hot cooked meal to kids and disadvantaged youth in several communities in Montserrado including Vai Town, Randall Street, Mechlin Street, Center Street, Mamba Point Coconut Plantation, Congo Town, Old road Vai Town amongst others.
JEETY maintained that his feeding program do not have any outside support, and it is his corporation way of caring for inmates at the prison and to support government efforts against the pandemic.