Tamil school still short of RM1mil to build new hall

SJK(T) Mak Mandin in Butterworth will need RM1mil more to build a new school hall which would cost about RM1.7mil.

The school’s parent-teacher association chairman A. Saravanan said they had collected RM700,000 since the building fund started about two years ago.

“The building should be ready by next June,” he said after the fundraising dinner at the Dewan Sree Mariamman in Butterworth on Saturday.

About 700 people attended the dinner including Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, who represented Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Dr Ramasamy said the state government had agreed to give some donation towards the building fund.

Also present were state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng, Bagan Dalam assemblyman A. Tanasekharan, school headmaster N. Vijaykumar, old boys’ association chairman S. Vellayutham, school board chairman Datuk Seri R. Arunasalam and Malaysia Hindu Sangam Penang State Council chairman G. Shanmuganathan.

Saravanan said the state had also pledged to give a piece of land to the school, adding that details about it would be announced by the Chief Minister later.

“The building committee will be embarking on various fundraising events to collect the balance of the money,” he said.

Those who wish to donate, can contact Saravanan at 016-4541239 or Vellayutham at 016-4410034.

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