Rain dam­ages Tem­ple

Zululand Observer - Monday - - EASTERN WATCH - Conelia Harry

THE Richards Bay Sri Mari­ammen Tem­ple ceil­ing col­lapsed af­ter heavy rains re­cently, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age to the fa­cil­ity.

Brack­en­ham pen­sioner Lilly Pil­lay said this was again an­other set­back at the tem­ple premises in Lobotium street when the rain got through the roof and dam­aged the ceil­ing boards and they col­lapsed.

Pil­lay has worked over 30 years to erect build­ings at the Richards Bay Sri Mari­ammen Tem­ple, with the help of com­mu­nity donors and spon­sors, and she has no funds avail­able to re­pair the dam­ages.

‘This is the fourth time the ceil­ing has been dam­aged and we are once again ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic for sup­port.

‘The tem­ples are for the com­mu­nity and I am hop­ing mem­bers will come for­ward to as­sist me, as I am very old now.

‘We have worked hard over the years to build two tem­ples on the site and we need the com­mu­nity’s sup­port to main­tain them.

‘Our elec­tri­cal sys­tem was also dam­aged and the fa­cil­ity is with­out power as well.

‘There are spe­cial prayers com­ing up soon and we are hop­ing to have all these re­pairs com­pleted,’ said Pil­lay.

She re­lies on do­na­tions for the up­keep of the fa­cil­ity.

Col­lapsed ceil­ings at the Richards Bay Sri Mari­ammen Tem­ple af­ter heavy rain

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