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Friday, 17 February 2017

Meal and goodies for the underprivileged

The local community consisting of disabled people, orphans and the elderly enjoying the lunch provided.

The local community consisting of disabled people, orphans and the elderly enjoying the lunch provided.

THE season of giving continues this Chinese New Year as more than 1,000 individuals, including senior citizens, the disabled and orphans, were presented with gifts at Metro Prima, Kepong.

The charity event, organised by Kepong Parliamentary Consti­tuency Residents’ Representative Council and the Metro Prima Hawkers Market Association for the 10th year, was meant to celebrate Chinese New Year with the underprivileged and help ease their burden.

More than 35 sponsors stepped up to donate provisions and ang pow for the annual event, with the goodies given away to deserving parties of all races.

People dined and enjoyed the various performances arranged for the day, including lion dance, Indian dance and singing.

Lion dancers showing off their acrobatic moves at the Chinese New Year celebration at Metro Prima, Kepong.
Lion dancers showing off their acrobatic moves at the Chinese New Year celebration at Metro Prima, Kepong. 

Congratulating the organisers for holding the event, guest of honour Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan said unity found in the diversity of a community was very much needed to achieve peace in the country.

“Despite the differences in language, culture and ethnicity, all of us are here as Malaysians, and this is our legacy,” he said.

Loga Bala also encouraged more non-profit organisations and the community to work together with the Government.

Tags / Keywords: Central Region , Family Community , Chinese New Year celebration , charity event

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