DEVELOPMENT of Human Resources for Rural Areas Malaysia (DHRRA), a non-government organisation (NGO), has joined forces with Destiny Badminton Club (DBC) to celebrate International Women’s Day.
DHRRA, focusing of women’s development programmes, together with DBC and support from Ni Corporate Consultancy, Quality Dental Care, 100 Plus, Point Blank Media Works, Li-Ning and the Goat Studio, will be organising a Women’s Day badminton tournament at Destiny Badminton Arena in Klang on April 9.
DHRRA Malaysia senior manager R. Maalini said they had also organised several social and cultural events for women.
“Now, we would like to start a sporting activity for women and in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8, we have joined forces with well-wishers and sponsors to organise a badminton championship.
“We are confident we can garner an encouraging response for the event.
“DBC has been working with us on development programmes for primary school-children as well,’’ said Maalini, after receiving a sponsorship from Point Blank Media Works.
Point Blank Media Works managing director K. Prasath said they were impressed with DHRRA Malaysia’s community programme.
“We will contribute the total proceeds as part of our corporate social responsibility programme as we hope to see more younger women involved in sporting activities.
“The championships will be an excellent platform for the trainees to gauge their progress,’’ said Prasath.
Destiny Badminton Arena has 16 badminton courts and the championships will comprise two age groups – Under-12 and Under-16 for singles and doubles.
The open category has singles, doubles and mixed doubles. There will be cash prizes for the top three winners in each category.
For details, call 012-635 6351.