152 orphans and senior citizens feted to special buka puasa


  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Sep 2008

THE Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad hosted a buka puasa gathering for 152 orphans and senior citizens from various homes in the Klang Valley recently.

“As we strive to achieve new heights of success it is also our duty as Muslims to remember and aid those who are less fortunate,” said HDC chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin,

Our contribution: Ahmad Zaid (centre) giving a mock cheque to orphans from RumahSiraman Kasih.

Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, HDC chairman Tan Sri Dr Syed Jalaludin Syed Salim, Mydin chairman Mydin Mohamad and Mydin managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin.

As a part of the evening’s occasion, representatives from both organisations presented hampers and gifts to the children of Rumah Siraman Kasih in Rawang, Rumah Tunas Harapan Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Kuala Selangor, Rumah Amal Baitulilman in Sg Buloh, and the senior citizens of Penjagaan Warga Tua Seri in Rawang.

“We contacted the homes to find out things they needed for Hari Raya and we sincerely hope that these gifts will bring joy and a special colour to their Raya celebrations this year,” said Ameer Ali.

Tucking in: Orphans enjoying themselves at the HDC buka puasa gathering.

Dr Syed Jalaludin also presented checques worth RM25,000 donated by Bank Rakyat to each of the homes.

“These children and senior citizens, whom we are honoured to host today at this Buka Puasa, are members of society that deserve our attention.

The children here today have the future ahead of them while we have much to learn from the collected experiences of our elders,” said Jamil.

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