We are very excited to be Major Sponsors of this year’s Nesian Festival, held on 27th March at the University of Waikato Sports Grounds.
As a Waikato family-owned and operated company, we at Pragma Homes are always looking for ways to give back to our local community. So this is a wonderful opportunity to be involved with an event which celebrates and showcases the diversity of Pacific cultures here in Hamilton.
It also gives us the chance to acknowledge the connections that already exist between Pragma Homes and the Waikato Pasifika community. For instance, our family originates from Fiji so has very strong ties to the region. Also we have a number of highly-valued Pasifika staff members and colleagues within the wider Pragma whanau, and we count many Polynesian families among our clients.
It was a great privilege for all of us at Pragma Homes to attend the commissioning of a new fully-equipped ambulance last Thursday. Our Mistry family – who own and operate the Pragma Group of companies here in Hamilton – have donated this to the local order of St John. In commenting on the significant donation, Sanjil Mistry (our owner) said it had come about after he had been reflecting on his own experiences.
“Making this donation has been on my mind for the past 12 months, as immediate loved ones have completed the circle of life.”
The family, having gone through the circle of life, went through a emotional period, so donating an ambulance in our family name seemed like the ideal way to honour life. I also wanted to make sure that whatever we did was going to be directly beneficial to the people of Hamilton, shares Sanjil.
“We are proud to support as many initiatives as possible within the local Hamilton community, whether it be financially, socially or by providing resource. So it is an honour to be teaming up with St John to help the wider community in what can be the most vulnerable of moments in a person’s lifetime.”
As well as providing the brand new ambulance, the Mistry family – who also include Yogesh’s wife Taruna and Sanjil’s wife Sonal – have paid to have the ambulance completely fitted out with all the equipment required. It was dedicated at a special ceremony last Thursday and Yogesh and Sanjil brought all their staff along to the dedication ceremony.