Satwant Singh | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Asia Samachar | 7 April 2015
The Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) brought smiles and cheers to orphans and underprivileged children at the Gurpuri Foundation, donating RM20,000 and 70 hampers to the Sikh-run home in Ulu Klang, Selangor.
Bakti president Rosmah Mansor today presented a cheque on behalf of the association to Gurpuri coordinator and trustee Sukhdaiv Singh.
The Bakti team visited the home in conjunction with the upcoming Sikh festival Vaisakhi. Rosmah is the wife of Prime Minister Mohd Najib Razak.
The Bakti delegation were entertained with songs and the popular Punjabi traditional dance – Bhangra by the Gurpuri children before being treated to tea and Punjabi delicacies.
Sukhdaiv said the foundation was grateful to Bakti for the association’s donation to the home.
“We are very thankful to Bakti for their continuous support to Gurpuri as this is their 12th visit to Gurpuri,” he told Asia Samachar.
Established in 2000, Gurpuri has 70 orphans and underprivileged children under its care presently.
It is now embarking on a 17 acres integrated project for the underprivileged in Bentong, Pahang, that will house among others homes for senior citizens, special children, widows and a training centre.
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