Malaysian construction company Ekovest Berhad donated RM250,000 to the building fund of the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Kampung Pandan (WGSKP).
The cheque was presented to the Kuala Lumpur gurdwara on 4 Nov 2017 to coincide with the conclusion prayers for Guru Nanak’s birthday celebration.
On the same day, Johari Abdul Ghani, the local Member of Parliament who is also a Federal Government minister, presented a RM100,000 donation as a soft launch for the gurdwara building fund.
In his speech, Ghani, who was born in Kampung Pandan, shared his experience of mixing with the Sikh community and seeing the changes taking place at the gurdwara. He had visited the gurdwara on various occassions before, including during a friend’s wedding ceremony.
Also present at the event was Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur Murphy Pakiam.
On 29 Oct, Johari had also extended a RM100,000 donation to the Gurdwara Sahib Kampung Pandan Settlement (GSKPS), another gurdwara located not too far from WGSKP.
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