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Couple Doing What They Do Best

Couple Doing What They Do Best
Roselyn (left), and Dave Maharaj hand over the wheelchair to ward attendant Salote Salumi and resident Ganbhir Singh at the Golden Age Home in Natabua, Lutoka, yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
April 04
12:52 2015

Former Fiji Police officer David Maharaj and his wife, Roselyn, donated a wheelchair worth $400 to the Golden Age Home in Natabua, Lautoka, yesterday.

Mr Maharaj credited the initial decision to make the personal donation to his humble upbringing in terms of lessons learned from his father, Bas Deo Maharaj, while in Fiji more than three decades ago.

He and his wife now live in Los Angeles, USA.

“Coming back to Fiji and doing this donation feels good because I learned all of this while growing up In Fiji. We give whatever we can give to help the foundation,” Mr Maharaj said.

He said the donation was part of the past initiatives he and his wife took to like donating food to Saint Christopher’s Home and the Nadi Treasure House last year.

The couple arrived last Saturday and will return to the US on Monday.

“Every time we come we give back to the community and we will be bringing more donations in the future like adult diapers, walkers, linen, wheelchairs and walking sticks. This is a personal donation of our own will,” he said.

On behalf of the Home, 38-year-old ward attendant Salote Salumi thanked the visiting couple for their gestures during the long Easter weekend.

She said this was an ideal way to show the elderly that they were appreciated.

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