“Do Something For the Inmates” –Jeety – Urges Business Gurus, as Central Prison hails his continuous support

By Stephen G. Fellajuah 

MONROVIA: The Monrovia Central Prison on Friday, July 7, 2023 was beaming with smiles when renowned Indian businessman and philanthropist Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva affectionately known as “Jeety”, and his Trading Corporation donated one thousand eating plates to the facility just as he urged his fellow businessmen to support the inmates.

While on his regular feeding routine last week Friday, Mr. Jeety and his delegation fed over one thousand three hundred inmates with hot cooked meals at the Monrovia Central Prison as well as hundreds of disadvantaged citizens in some parts of Monrovia.

The former Indian Honorary Consul General to Liberia routinely feeds the prison population at the Monrovia Central Prison and under privileged citizens in Monrovia and extends the initiative to the Kakata Central Prison and Weala in Margibi County.

The food package for each inmate included hot home-cooked rice and bitter ball, soft drink, and water, among others.

In brief remarks prior to the distribution, Jeety urged his fellow businessmen to support and take care of inmates because they are unable to fetch food for themselves, stating that their freedom is restricted. “So I urge my fellow businessmen in Liberia to try at least once in  a month to do something for inmates in any part of the country.”

The Indian humanitarian pinpointed that there are prisons across the country and If one business community starts feeling inmates it will bring relief to the government of Liberia. He assured the team at the prison facility he will return on 26 July as usual to distribute meals for the Independence day, adding, “it’s good to give not to get in return, but to inspire others”.

“Today again we have come with soft drinks, water, rice with bitter ball soup. In addition to that, based on a request from Superintendent Varney Lake that the facility was short of eating plates we have come with one thousand eating plates in fulfilment of such request.

“We want to thank Superintendent Lake and his team and also pray that God’s blessings be with them as they go about performing the call to duty. So I commend them wholeheartedly”, he concluded

For his part, Monrovia Central Prison Superintendent Varney Lake praised Jeety, describing him as a major feeding partner who is always available to render assistance to the prison. He noted the Indian businessman’s gesture is not just unique to the Monrovia Central Prison but beyond to other sectors of the society.

He thanked Mr. Jeety and his entourage for their continuous humanitarian support and efforts to the inmates and the prison compound, saying “We will continue to be grateful for your assistance to us”.

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