MGC: Kelantan floods, GS Kuala Krai

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MGC letter on Kelantan floods, GS Kuala Krai

 

29th Dec 2014

REF: (i) FLOODS IN KELANTAN (ii) G.S. KUALA KRAI

The whole Malaysian Nation has been saddened by the devastating floods which have hit several Malaysia States and the hardest hit is the state of Kelantan. Our prayers go out to the affected Malaysians and we are with them in this hour of need. All Malaysians should come together and render whatever help one could to help the flood victims.

Gurdwara Sahib Kuala Krai which is about 70Km from Kota Baru has been badly hit by the floods. At the height of the floods it was under 50feet of water.

Todate 29/12/2014 M.G.C. spoke with Sdr. Gormokh Singh who is the President of G.S. Kuala Krai and M.G.C. EXco member.

Gormokh Singh who is at the scene confirmed that floods have now receded. There is severe damage to the Gurdwara Sahib, especially to the kitchen and roof. Gormokh Singh together with some helpers have begun cleaning the Gurdwara and premises. The amount of mud is alone estimated to amount to 3-4 lorries.

The present Gurdwara Kuala Krai is made up of bricks and planks.

The M.G.C. has spoken to Sdr Gormokh Singh and would be co-ordinating the donation drive to help renovate/rebuild the Gurdwara. There are only 2 Sikh families in Kuala Krai.

The estimate for repairs/major renovation is as follows:

  1. (i)  for repairs and restoration – about RM20,000.00
  2. (ii)  for major repairs-putting up brick walls & changing roof top RM40,000.00

The M.G.C. appeals to the sangat to support this effort to restore/rebuild the Gurdwara Sahib Kuala Krai and your donations will be greatly blessed with waheguru’s grace.

All Gurdwara Committees are kindly requested to appleal to the sanggat for daswand towards this noble effort.

Any excess funds would be kept in reserve for any future floods or other calamity causing damage.

Kindly send your donations to:

Account Name:

MALAYSIAN GURDWARAS COUNCIL

BANK: CIMB BANK (KUALA LUMPUR MAIN, NO.11 JALAN RAJA LAUT, 50350 KUALA LUMPUR)

A/C NO: 80-0025228-2

A separate account will be kept for all donations received. The account will be audited by professional auditors and the sanggat kept informed.

* If payment by cheque kindly write oh reverse “GS KUALA KRAI” Thank You for your generous support.

Thanvaad Sahet

JAGIR SINGH

PRESIDENT, MALAYSIAN GURDWARAS COUNCIL

 

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