THE less fortunate were not forgotten during this festive period, with Penang Barisan Nasional Bagan division presenting them with Hari Raya goodie bags.
Dr Tan Chuan Hong, who is the division chairman, said a total of 1,025 goodie bags were given to the underprivileged in the onstituency.
“We in Barisan are committed to cultivating the spirit of goodwill and unity among the various ethnic groups in the country.
“We are grateful to the Bagan Umno division for making this event a success.
“The daily essentials are distributed to the less fortunate in the constituency.
“We hope our contribution could help alleviate the recipients’ burden during Hari Raya, ” he said after the presentation organised by Bagan Umno division recently.
Bagan Umno division secretary Shahrin Shah Abu Bakar said in the festive season, the Muslim community has to fulfil their obligation of fasting, both physically and spiritually.
“Physically, fasting can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol in the body.
“Spiritually, it can bring peace and harmony to the mind, ” he said.