KLANG’S Little India received an added boost with the presence of more than 50 bikers who paraded their machines in the middle of Jalan Tengku Kelana for Deepavali.
Despite the heavy and continuous rain, the bikers from various parts of the Klang Valley braved the weather and came in full force.
They parked in a stretch along the busy street and attracted the attention of shoppers, especially children, who took the opportunity to capture photos with the background of the bikes on their mobile phones.
Malaysian Indian United Bikers association president M. Selvakumar said invitations were sent out to all bikers including those from other groups.
Although initiated by his association, Selvakumar said it was heartening that other bikers were present in festive spirit.
He said it was the first time that such a parade and Deepavali event was organised at the venue and he was happy with the support.
Besides parading the bikes to further enhance the festive mood, he said the members also gave away 200 packs of cookies to children.
“The children were happy to receive the cookies and the parents were also grateful,” he said.
Association vice-president P. Mohan said the event was also aimed at sending a positive message to youths.
He said youths must be encouraged to keep themselves busy with meaningful activities and stay away from crime and drugs.
“We want to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to the public,” he said.