KLANG MIC division has raised funds to purchase education materials for children from B40 families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Division deputy chairman NP Raman, who is also Thangaram Jewellers founder, donated books and stationery worth RM11,000 to 110 pupils from SJK (T) Persiaran Raja Muda Musa (Watson School), Port Klang and SJK (T) Tepi Sungai in Klang.
“Many B40 families are in dire straits because of the pandemic.
“More businesses in Selangor should come forward to support children in Tamil schools, ” he said, while calling for tax exemption for such donations.
SJK (T) Persiaran Raja Muda Musa headmaster Thamilarasu Subramaniam said he was grateful that 80 pupils from the school benefited from the aid.
Thangaram Jewellers director Devan Raman said many parents could not afford to buy school books as they had to pay the telephone and Internet bills so that their children could attend virtual classes.
He hoped that with the books, the pupils would be better able to follow the lessons online.
“I hope the government will encourage more companies to help, and in return give tax exemptions, ” he said.
Also present at the simple ceremony was division chairman K. Tharmalingam.