Subraj Foundation helps build school in Gujarat

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Anthony Subraj, center, is honored at the Indian Diaspora Council International celebration of the anniversary of the end of the Indian indenture system. From left to right: Consul General of Guyana Barbara Atherly,
Vrinda S. Jagan, (granddaughter of Cheddi B. Jagan) and Gloria Subraj (widow of George Subraj)

NEW YORK – The Subraj Foundation, an Indian American charitable organization, was recently honored by the Indian Diaspora Council International for their years of medical service to the country of Guyana.

The foundation is run by Anthony Subraj and Vibha Subraj, the granddaughter of the late Champalakshmi Narottamdas Lakhani whose donation of $100,000 helped build a grade 1 to 8 school for 200 children that opened in the village of Napaniya Khijadiya in Gujarat, India, in February 2018.

Students attending the school will be able to learn using the latest technology that was purchased with a $5,000 grant from the Subraj Foundation.

“Whether it is building schools, so tomorrow’s future leaders can be educated for the world they will inherit or bringing vital medical treatment to parts of the world where people can’t afford life-saving care, it is so important for those blessed with good fortune to give back. That is what my father taught me and what Vibha learned from generations of her own family,” Subraj said.

The Subraj Foundation was started by the late George Subraj, who founded Zara Realty in 1982.

The Indian Diaspora Council International also honored the late George Subraj and his family at a ceremony celebrating the late Cheddi B. Jagan’s 100th birthday on March 18.

The Champalakshmi Narottamdas Lakhani School was dedicated on Feb. 17 and was built in partnership with Project Life, a global humanitarian organization.

Three generations of the Lakhani family were present at the opening ceremony.