Volunteering was once seen as something done mostly by older people or retirees.
But more and more younger people have realised the value in community involvement and Jasaman Sethi is one such example.
The 35-year-old Leumeah resident is a former president of the Lions Club of Sydney Nepal Himalaya (2015-2017) and the current zone 14 chairman of the Lions Club of Sydney.
During his involvement with the Lions Club so far Mr Sethi has helped raise funds for various causes including the recent drought appeal, the Cancer Council and Clean Up Australia Day.
He has also been active in encouraging many others to get involved in community work through the Lions.
Earlier this week Mr Sethi was presented with a NSW Community Service Award.
The awards recognise the contribution of selfless individuals throughout NSW communities.
“What a wonderful acknowledgment of the volunteering I undertake with the Lions Club of Sydney Nepal Himalaya in support of those less fortunate than ourselves,’’ Mr Sethi said.
“I am humbled to receive this award and thank the members of my club who have allowed me to lead them and for believing in me, and my wife Shikha Sethi, who supports me through the endeavours undertaken.
“I also want to thank honourable Campbelltown MP Greg Warren for presenting me this award.”
Mr Warren said Campbelltown was blessed with the number of selfless residents who dedicate so much of their time towards helping others.
“All Lions clubs do fantastic work and Sydney Nepal Himalaya club is as good as any of them.
“Congratulations on the award Jasaman – you truly are a valued member of the Campbelltown community.’’