THE Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Market Traders Association and Hawker Welfare Association held a Deepavali celebration at the neighbourhood’s wet market.
The organisers invited 40 children from the Vivekananda Home Rembau to join in the event.
“Every year, traders get together for different celebrations and contribute to the community.
“It is amazing that the traders of Taman Tun thought of the children in Rembau and invited them for today’s event,” said Women, Family and Community Development deputy minister Hannah Yeoh.
Yeoh said the market was popular among residents of not only Petaling Jaya but also Kuala Lumpur, especially on the weekends.
She said during one of Kuala Lumpur mayor’s visits to the market, there were numerous complaints on the lack of parking space.
“We would like DBKL to build a multistorey facility nearby to cater to the customers’ needs,” she said.
Aside from the parking issue, she said they were looking into self-managing the parking facilities.
“The traders themselves are looking into how they can hire foreign workers to assist them in the wet market,” Yeoh said.
She noted that the appeal had been highlighted to the Home Ministry, Human Resource Ministry and Housing Ministry in a recent meeting, to enable the traders to operate the wet market more smoothly in the near future.
Yeoh donated RM5,000 to the TTDI Market Traders Association and RM2,000 to the orphanage.
“During my eight years as the chairman, I have been supporting the orphanage,” said TTDI Market Traders Association chairman Jenny Loo.
The guests were entertained by dance performances by Narmatha and Mathanis and a singing session by Sabeetha Deena.
Joining the celebration, a Rajinithkanth look-alike made a special appearance and performed a dance from the movie Kaala to loud cheers from the children and onlookers.