The Sun | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Asia Samachar | 10 June 2015
A RM10,000 donation has been made to the Sikh community of Kampung Pandan, kickstarting a fundraiser for the settlement’s gurdwara.
Titiwangsa MP Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani officiated the fundraising event in conjunction with Vaisakhi which fell on April 14.
An estimated RM1.5 to RM1.8 million is needed to turn the 65-year-old gurdwara into a complex.
“I grew up in Kampung Pandan,” Johari said. “As a child I used to ride my bicycle past the gurdwara, or stop to watch as weddings and celebrations took place.”
Johari praised the Sikh community for playing its part as integral members of Kampung Pandan, and for being one of the many contributors to its diversity over the years.
The Kampung Pandan Gurdwara was established by Sikh settlers in 1950.
Over the years, it has catered to the spiritual needs of 500 to 700 families living in and around KL and Cheras.
Amongst the many services provided by the gurdwara are weekly free meals for all, regardless of race and religion.
Those interested in donating may contact the committee president Aphtar Singh at 017-3565180 for further details. – THE SUN (Original title: RM10k donation kickstarts fundraiser to spruce up gurdwara, Posted on 31 May 2015)
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