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‘I’m Liberian by heart’

–Jeety tells residents in Weala

India’s former Honorary Consul General to Liberia Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva (Mr. Jeety) has declared himself a “Liberian by heart, and Indian by Passport.”

“I just moved here [Weala, Margibi County] not less than six or eight months ago, Weala; I’m a Liberian by heart, and Indian by passport. Weala is my home, I want to live here, I want to die here,” said Mr. Jeety.

As part of his routine feeding program for less fortunate folks, kids, and inmates, Mr. Jeety was joined by Liberia’s Vice President Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor on Christmas Day, 25 December 2022 to feed inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison.

They fed 1,361n inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison before he made his trip to Cinta, Weala to hold the children’s party.

Children queued on Christmas Day to be fed

The Indian businessman and philanthropist and his delegation fed 3,000 persons from communities across Monrovia, and over 1,000 kids in Cinta, Margibi County on Christmas Day.

Jeety said that Christmas, the Lord Jesus Christ’s birthday, is a day of sharing.

According to him, it was his first Christmas spent in Weala, and he decided to hold a children’s party there so that all who did not have food could merry make at the children’s Christmas party.

During the party, Mr. Jeety assured residents that for years to come, he will always hold parties for children on Liberia’s Independence Day, which is July 26, and on Christmas day.

He said what he is doing is God’s work, adding that he is seeking God’s blessings.

The Commissioner of Cinta, Mr. Roland Johnson, hailed Mr. Jeety for his humanitarian work in the area. 

He said he was happy that Mr. Jeety had paid workers of his company in Weala and gave them Christmas bonuses to make their festive season celebration grand.

“If you look at the economy now in Weala, just get in the street a few hours from now, you will not get the chance to pass, because people that took salaries yesterday, they are now going to get in the street,” said Mr. Johnson.

According to him, besides the workers’ salary payment, Mr. Jeety also gave each of them a half bag of rice plus L$1,500 for soup kind.


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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