Jeety Feeds Inmates, Thousands Of Other Residents on Festive Days -Says It Is a Blessing to Give Than To Receive

By: Stephen G. Fellajuah

While many others were at different locations merry making or spending some quality time with their families and loved ones, or in their areas of worships, the immediate past Honorary Consul General of India to Liberia,  Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, commonly known as Jeety and team on December 24 and 25th, 2021, being the Eve and Christmas Day celebration,  came out  to identify with inmates of the Monrovia Central Prison and other less fortunate people in the when he presented two food carriers to the administration of the Monrovia Prison Service for the feeding of inmates for two the days.

The feeding program which has been mainly for inmates at the South Beach facility for some time now, however took an upward dimension this year when he extended it into communities in Central Monrovia and parts adjacent and distributed the total of 5,800 plates of hot cooked meals which contained rice, beans, chicken and fish with water, soft drinks and cake added to each plate of food.

“It is a blessing  to give rather than to receive. Don’t give to get, give to inspire others. I hope one day somebody will be inspired by our actions. It is God’s work to provide food for the needy”, Jeety said during Day one of the feeding event, on Friday, December 24.

He commended the Deputy Minister for Press and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Jalawah Tonpoe, Superintendent Varney Lake and his Deputy Justin Juah and staff of the prison who according to him have been very supportive of his initiative at the prison.

Responding to Mr. Jeety, Superintendent Lake thanked the Indian businessman for what he called numerous support, saying “We are glad again to receive this gesture. This is an addition to what Jeety has been doing. We have engaged Jeety more than the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and he has solved many of our problems.” While calling on others to emulate the humanitarian works of Jeety, he added, “These items, as you know, will be used for the intended purpose. They are for the inmates not for us”

Also speaking at the event, Deputy Minister Jalawah Tonpoe expressed thanks and appreciation to the Jeety Trading Corporation under the leadership of Mr. Sachdeva for the many projects being carried out at the prison facility.

“So coming here to do more sharing, more of your humanitarian work on your own we want to say thank. You have been talking about the water facility so I followed to see for myself, we want to say thank you very much”, Mr. Tonpoe said.

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