Hindu Temple Funding Doesn't Cover $300,000 Rebuilding Debt Created After Arson

July 27, 2007

Author: Kevin Werner

Source: Mountain News


Representatives of the Hindu Samaj Temple received $17,000 from the provincial government, last week, but they are still waiting for further financial help to eliminate their $300,000 debt created when they had to rebuild their new temple [which] was destroyed after a 2001 arson.

"We have not given up (to receive) the capital funding help," said Nithy Ananth, who is co-ordinating the temple's funding.

Stoney Creek Liberal MPP Jennifer Mossop announced last week the provincial government gave $17,000 to the Hindu Samaj Temple to expand its yoga program.

The money came from the province's Communities In Action Fund.

Mr. Ananth said temple officials have also applied for further provincial funding, estimated to be between $20,000 to $40,000 that would be used to expand the facility's heritage education program into the Hamilton community.