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Anoopam Mission's Hindu temple celebrates 10th anniversary

Published On: Jul 22 2013 05:36:28 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2013 07:01:27 AM CDT

10th anniversary of Hiindu temple

COPLAY, Pa. -

 A Lehigh County mission is celebrating a milestone.

Several events were held throughout the weekend to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Anoopam Mission's Hindu temple in Coplay.

Visitors from around the world were on hand Sunday to celebrate the humanitarian work the mission completes worldwide in the fields of education, healthcare, social welfare and disaster relief.

Leaders of the mission say younger people play a critical role in its success.

"It's really a testament to youth that are born and raised in this country to maintain our values and morals and are taking on leadership positions in the community," said Shree Patel, administrator, Anoopam Mission.

Visitors attending the celebration came from as far away as India.