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Septermber 15th, 2019

TSM at the 2nd Annual Madrassi Day Parade


What an amazing day as we celebrated #MadrassiUnity with our friends from Jahajee Sisters – Empowerment for Women, Sadhana-Coalition for Progressive Hindus and The Caribbean Equality Project – Advocates for the LGBTQ Community!

Thanks to everyone who joined, especially our team and our Warriors who walked Mariamman with pride, humility and devotion!

Peace and love!

October 27th, 2019

TSM At UMA'S "Rally for Diwali"


On October 27th, 2019 TSM joined together with UMA (United Madrassi Association) to Rally for Diwali. The Rally’s objective was to collect enough signatures to make Diwali a national Holiday. Diwali or Deepavali is a annual hindu festival that celebrates the fall harvest season. Prayers and hymns as chanted to the goddess of light and wealth Lakshmi to bring forth light and wealth in the homes of everyone in the community. 

January 26th, 2021

Richmond Hill Food Pantry

Please join the Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park COVID-19 Relief Coalition on Saturday, May 16th for a Free Pop-up Food Pantry at 111-49 Lefferts Boulevard (The Figure Studio) from 1-4pm (with a delivery option on Sunday, May 17th for seniors, those with symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 and persons with disabilities).
We will be following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
The Coalition would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors: Bedessee Imports Inc. USA, The Figure Studio, Guyana Choice Bakery, Shaanti Bhavan Mandir, America Sevashram Sangha, Inc. ISKCON New York, Shri Trimurti Bhavan, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Food Emporium – Howard Beach, and Lam’s Foods Inc.
To schedule a delivery or if you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 718-374-3371.
Please note that we have a no-photo/video policy. Photos of community members are strictly prohibited!
Coalition members: Caribbean Equality Project, Chhaya Community Development Corporation, DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving, Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women, Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, The Shakti Mission, South Queens Women’s March, and the United Madrassi Association Inc. 
December 15th, 2019

Jahajee Sisters Vigil

December 15th, 2019

nter-Community Civic Association's 17th Annual Senior Luncheon

Inter-Community Civic Association’s 17th Annual Senior Luncheon at Villa Russo

November 28th, 2019

TSM on "Let's Talk With lakshmee"

TSM’S chairman Dave Kutayiah on “Let’s talk with Lakshmee” dicussing the Shakti Mission and all of its programs.
March 28th, 2019


TSM featured in “THE WEST INDIAN” newspaper.

March 28th, 2019

TSM Partakes in the 31st Annual Phagwah Parade

This Sunday, The Shakti Mission will be proud to march with the #PhagwahCollective, an Indo-Caribbean & South Asian Social Justice contingent participating in the 31st Annual #PhagwahParade in Richmond Hill, Queens.
This historic contingent is a CEP-led initiative, and CEP has graciously invited their community partners to march with them, including Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women, The Shakti Mission, Chhaya Community Development Corporation NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs & NYC Commission On Human Rights!
Be a part of this collective’s continued advocacy efforts to create affirming and supportive faith-based spaces in Caribbean communities throughout NYC so everyone can practice religious values equally, especially the LGBTQ community.
Place: Join us by Sybills on Liberty Ave at 11:00 am.
March 20th, 2019

Happy Holi From All Of Us At TSM

Holi mubharak !
This holi season, let’s join together and also brighten the lives around us. Just as we smear vibrant colors on our loved ones this holi , let us smear that same vibrant love and hope to those who need it just a bit more than us.
Our Mission is centered on alienating and eradicating hardships faced by chronically underserved populations. We focus our efforts on meals, clothing distribution , preserving our environment and assisting women and children plagued by gender inequality and social issues.
We strive to build a culture of member involvement in our local communities and facilitate this through charitable giving and volunteering activities.
We ask you to join us in (1) our efforts to give back and (2) our desire to restore divinity and pride to underserved populations in our local community.
March 1st, 2019

Caring For Our Furry Friends

Animals are often neglected, abandoned or abused by irresponsible people unprepared to properly care for them. They are taken in by shelters across the nation and cared for by kind staff members or volunteers until they can find their ‘forever home’.
Today, we visited the intake location of Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) (Queens Blvd) to deliver some much needed pet supplies, clothing, toys and food. Until our furry friends finds their ‘forever home’ we can do our part by donating to these organizations. Support you local animal shelter!