SANATAN Queensland has secured two and a half acres of prime land in the bustling Logan City precinct. The property is located at 550 Wembley Road, Berrinba. The property was chosen for its location and other facilities that it has to offer which makes it ideally suited for community purposes.
In October 2013, Sanatan Queensland underwent a major structural change and mapped out a vision for a Hindu Cultural and Educational precinct for its community, the purchase of this land moves them closer to that goal. A major move from traditional membership of Ramayan Mandalis only to individual membership revived the interest of the community.
On Sunday 25th June, Sanatan Queensland held a Special General meeting at the newly acquired land, the purpose of the meeting was to move a motion seeking the approval of its member’s and to ratify the purchase and the loan commitment of the Association. The motion was carried without any objection, acting President Divendra Prasad and Treasurer Birendra Singh explained the funding structure and the proposed development planning. Pundit Anant Sharma, the official priest of Sanatan Queensland acted as the master of ceremonies for the meeting, Refreshments and lunch was served to all attendees.
The purchase has been made possible through a loan of six hundred thousand from a consortium of devotees who are actively supporting the cause of the association, a further three hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars has been raised internally via membership and donations. The legal owners of the property are Sanatan Queensland. The proposed Sanatan Centre development will be completed in stages.
Sanatan Queensland has broken the traditional funding barriers by coming up with innovative funding ideas such as a weekly direct debit, life membership and donations at large. The committee is young energetic and well advised, they have good community support and will do well with the project. This is another proud achievement for the Indian community in Queensland, the committee is looking for the support and cooperation of greater Indian community.