Site for Indian cultural village


  • Nation
  • Monday, 14 Jul 2003

Compiled by LEE YUK PENG, AUDREY EDWARDS and S. ARULLDAS

THE Selangor Government has identified a 1ha site near Batu Caves for an Indian cultural village project, reports Tamil Nesan

Selangor exco member Datuk K. Sivalingam said the project was approved at last Wednesday’s exco meeting and announced by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo. 

He said the village would be turned into another “Little India” which was a dream of MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu. 

“The proposed cultural village is aimed at preserving the culture, arts and traditions of local Indians and enable others to better understand the Indian community,” said Sivalingam. 

He said that master sculptors from Tamil Nadu, India, would construct statues to reflect the arts and culture of the Indian community. The village would also feature traditional foods, dances and martial arts. 

Malaysia Nanban highlighted a reader’s concern about the status of Sinnasamy Foundation, which was launched with RM10,000 several years ago to help needy pupils in Kinta Valley Tamil School. 

P. Krishnasamy, from Batu Gajah, in his letter, said that three people were appointed trustees of the foundation but claimed that no pupil had benefited from the fund. 

He urged the trustees to explain the status of the fund.  

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