| Ipoh, Malaysia | 16 Jan 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Perak Sikh Union (PSU) plans for a club house in Ipoh, the state capital of Perak, took a step closer to realisation when the land clearing works began on Thursday (14 Jan 2016) after an ardas at the site.
Its building committee had also met on site to discuss the project with the appointed land surveyor.
“This will be the second such club house for Sikhs after Kelab Aman in Kuala Lumpur,” PSU president Gurjeet Singh Rhande tells Asia Samachar in a telephone conversation.
In November 2003, PSU purchased a 6.225 acres piece of land, about 4 miles from Ipoh city centre, for close to RM650,000, paid through public donations, interest free loans and by its internal funds, it said in a statement emailed to Asia Samachar.
At its annual general meeting (AGM) in June 2015, PSU elected a Building Committee to be led by its president Gurjeet Singh Rhande and supported by secretary Harkiran Deep Singh. Others elected were Dr Bhajan Singh, Kiranjeet Kaur Sidhu as the legal advisor and Nariderjeet Singh Gill from Dewan Bandaraya Ipoh.
PSU aims to build a multipurpose hall and sports complex to house functions, sporting events and community activities. The club, to be called Kelab Perdana, will also serve as a youth, culture, sports and recreation centre, the statement added.
Among the facilities that has been planned for this centre are football and hockey fields, a clubhouse with full dining facilities for members and guests, a library and office space for PSU.
“Perak Sikh Union sincerely seeks the support and well wishes from the Sikh community in Malaysia in this project,” it said in the same statement.
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