Singapore interfaith buka puasa by kidney support group

0
608
Singapore | 9 June  2016 | Asia Samachar |
Gurmit Singh (left) from Singapore's Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) and members of various other faiths at the Muslim Kidney Action Association (MKAC) break fast (buka puasa) - PHOTO / FACEBOOK OF MURALI PILLAI
Gurmit Singh (left) from Singapore’s Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) and members of various other faiths at the Muslim Kidney Action Association (MKAC) break fast (buka puasa) – PHOTO / FACEBOOK OF MURALI PILLAI

Gurmit Singh from Singapore’s Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) was one of the members of the various faiths that came together for a recent break fast, or berbuka puasa as they say it in Malay, organised by the Muslim Kidney Action Association (MKAC).

Some 50 interfaith members converged at the 10th Annual Inter-Faith Iftar with Murali Pillai, Member of Parliament for Bukit Batok, as the guest of honour.

Gurmit, who is a vice president at IRO, also spoke at the event on 8 June. Other speakers included Chief Rabbi of the Singapore Jewish Welfare Board Rabbi Mordechai Abergel and Association of Muslim Lawyers President Noor Mohammed Marican, according to a media report.

SEE ALSO: Surjit joins Singapore’s Presidential Council for Minority Rights

SEE ALSO: President Obama to appoint Sikh to presidential advisory council

“Listened carefully to speeches made by IRO members who pointed out the similarities between fasting carried out under Islam and fasting in their respective faiths. Focussing on the commonalities in our religious practices and beliefs helps to strengthen our bonds across faiths. This is our Singapore trump card!,” said Murali in a posting on his Facebook page.

The event aims to promote fellowship and goodwill, as well as respect for others’ religions.

“We in Singapore want to be the showcase where people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds can mix together and be happy and harmonious,” MKAC President Ameerali Abdeali was quoted in a report in the Straits Times. “All we need to do is build friendship.”

 

[ASIA SAMACHAR is an online newspaper for Sikhs in Southeast Asia and surrounding countries. We have a Facebook page, do give it a LIKE. Follow us on Twitter. Visit our website: www.asiasamachar.com]

RELATED STORY:

President Obama to appoint Sikh to presidential advisory council (Asia Samachar, 14 May 2016)

Interfaith council welcomes Malaysia’s Federal Court decision on demarcation of civil/syariah courts jurisdiction (Asia Samachar, 11 Feb 2016)

PM appoints Jagir, Dr Sarjit to Malaysia’s interfaith commit (Asia Samachar, 4 Feb 2016)

Conversion ruling in Malaysian court affects all, Sikhs included (Asia Samachar, 6 Jan 2015)

MGC passionately protects religious rights of Sikhs, others in Malaysia (Asia Samachar, 19 Nov 2015)

Surjit joins Singapore’s Presidential Council for Minority Rights (Asia Samachar,  2 Apr 2015)

 

NO COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY