His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree, through inspiring and performing numerous charitable events and activities across the globe, embodies our organization’s motto, “service to society before self.” With Acharya Swamishree’s inspiration, on Sunday, November 9, 2014, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Secaucus, New Jersey, in partnership with the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey (IHCNJ), hosted its tenth annual free health camp, serving over two-hundred and fifty underinsured and uninsured South Asians of the Tri-State Area. All participants received comprehensive blood tests, electrocardiograms (EKG), physical and dental exams, eye screenings, physical therapy, prostate and breast cancer screenings, and medical consulting at absolutely no cost. Nearly one-hundred health professionals and assistants from the IHCNJ and the temple volunteered their time to give back to the community.
In addition, the temple partnered with numerous local health organizations – Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Care Point Health, Hoboken Family Practice, New Jersey Commission for the Blind, NJ CEED, South Asian Total Health Initiative, and Rite Aid Pharmacy – to provide education and counseling to patients.
The health camp began promptly at 8:00 AM as participants checked-in and started at the blood test station. Working their way from station to station, participants were screened in the ten above-mentioned aspects of their health. Throughout the course of the day, the temple also offered complimentary breakfast and lunch to all participants.
New Jersey Thirty-third District Assemblyman Raj Mukherji also visited the temple to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the health camp. He presented the temple with a proclamation on behalf of the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly in recognition of the volunteers’ efforts. After touring the temple and speaking with disciples regarding the wide range of temple activities, Assemblyman Mukherji expressed his desire to meet His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree during the Temple’s Patotsav festivities in August 2015.