A group of Sikh women joined hands with other non-government organisations (NGOs) to provide assistance to flood victims of a village in Sungai Petani, Kedah, badly affected by the flood that has ravaged parts of the northern states of the Peninsular Malaysia.
Last night (9 Nov), the Kedah chapter of the Sikh Women’s Awareness Network’s (SWAN) swung into action by bringing bedding sets for villagers from Kampung Min Teck.
“We went in the rain at about 5.30pm. The flooding in that area, like many other areas in Kedah and Penang, was quite bad,” said one of the volunteers in a text message.
In one message shared amongst the SWAN members noted that the feedback from people involved in the flood relief was that pressing need is not food but mattresses, blankets and pillows.
SWAN Kedah is a state chapter for the Malaysian outfit which has been conducting various activities for the betterment of the women. The activities were coordinated by an Indian association and Ghandi Hall collected all items for distribution.
The flooding caused by the monsoon rains this time saw water entering into the darbar sahib of the Gurdwara Polis Sikh Pulau Pinang.
In September, this gurdwara and Gurdwara Sahib Khalsa Dharmik Jatha were partially affected in a flash flood incident.
[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] 16438
SWAN health talk on hair loss (Asia Samachar, 23 Sept 2017)
Penang gurdwaras spared from major flood damage, clean up underway (Asia Samachar, 16 Sept 2017)
SWAN Family Carnival: Making a difference for Sikh women (Asia Samachar, 24 July 2016)