On March 17, 2015, Sri Mannie Maharaj of Stanger passed away. At a crucial time, he took on the role of Regional Director for the North Coast Region of the Hindi Shiksha Sangh. At that time, nobody was willing to continue to steer the “Sangh Ship” in the direction the Sangh would want it to move.
He believed that it’s easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances are not suitable. He heeded the call of the Sangh as an opportunity to help, to interact, to share, to meet and to promote Hindi. Endowed with these qualities, he demanded that one must be disciplined. Yes, we must have tons of it. One must feel the sense of belonging to the Sangh and not to find excuses to attend to the tasks that needed attention. With such glowing qualities he took on the cudgels and forged ahead in bringing peace and understanding in the community in placing Hindi first. He rallied around families, children, teachers and well-wishers to join him and restore the former glory of the North Coast Region. What we see today in the North Coast, is a reflection of Mannie’s selfless, dedicated and commitment to his work.
The Hindi Shiksha Sangh expresses its sincere condolences to his dear wife, his family and to his “larger family” of Hindi Schools.