Lunch guests at Trees for Life

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Rema Venkatasubban, Treva Mathur (Office Coordinator),
Anju Bhargava and David Kimble (Executive Director)

The Trees for Life staff joins together daily for lunch, often with visitors who have come to learn more about the organization. It is a time of exchanging who we  are and to connect with our guests, who come from near and far.

In mid February our guests were Ms. Rema Venkatasubban, Wichita, KS and Anju Bhargava, Livingston, NJ. Rema is the chair locally, and Anju is the founder of the Hindu American Seva (Service) Charities. This organization was an outgrowth of the initiative by the Clinton administration to promote service among faith-based groups in the US. The mission of HASC is to develop a Hindu-American identity and strengthen community building to address their needs and those in their communities.

Anju Bhargava was appointed as a Member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partners Office of the White House on April 4th, 2009 and thereafter formed the current Hindu American Seva Charities organization. It operates independently and without funding from any government agency.

Rema and Anju told their personal stories of their journey to service. It is a passion for both of them which is enabling them to continue to spread the message of service (Seva) to the Indian community in America.


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One Response to “Lunch guests at Trees for Life”

  1. jsmithks Says:

    I was very pleased to see Rema Venkatsuban and her friend with Treva and David at Trees for Life in this photograph. My husband Herb and I learned to know Rema and Venkat a number of years ago at an international worship service sponsored by the Global Learning Center in Wichita. Rema and several of our Trees for Life friends came to our home for dinner with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi of India. I admire these people deeply – all of them – for their compassion for people in need, regardless of race, religion, politics, or nationality. They are model human beings with hearts bigger than the worlds they live in.

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