Hindu Temple Receives Million-Dollar Donation From
A Local Resident
CBC Manitoba: WINNIPEG, CANADA, May 24
A man who moved to Canada from India with just $8 in his
pocket is now giving C$1 million (US$794,000) to the new Hindu temple and
community center in Winnipeg.
Raj Pandey came to Canada in the early 1960s to get his
master's degree on a scholarship at the University of Toronto. He's now a
mechanical design engineer with his own successful company. "When I came,
everybody got $8 to travel, and that was all that was allowed by the
government of India," he says.
While he has more than $8 in his pocket today, Pandey's
donation has put a big dent in his bank account. "Yesterday afternoon, I was
a millionaire. I gave a million away; now I am back to normal like everyone
else," he says. "There's no more money.
Now you can take me for what I am: an ordinary person."
Pandey says he's not a religious person, but he
hopes his gift leads to a sharing of culture.
"I see this as an opportunity
where we can build something, where we can bring a lot of culture and
knowledge and wisdom from the East, and hopefully we can give it to the
other people - it does not have to be Hindus. Anybody who is
willing to take it," he says.
"Hinduism is a philosophy which is very broad. It more
teaches you how to live, be a good person, and on and on and on," he says.
The C$4 million Hindu center, which will be named after
Pandey, is expected to open at the end of June in the South St. Vital area
The center will also have a cultural center, sport center,
classrooms, yoga center, and library.
About 9,000 Hindus live in Winnipeg.
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