Negeri Sembilan state provides RM50,000 grant for Punjabi language centre building

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CHEQUE PRESENTATION: Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohammad Hasan (4th from left) presented a RM50,000 cheque to Gurdwara Sahib Seremban committee president Mulkeeth Singh. Also present were (from left) Seremban headmaster Kalvinder Kaur, Surinder Singh (exco), granthi Satnam Singh, Prabhdial Singh (treasurer) and Gurbachan Singh (VP) – Photo / GS Seremban Facebook Page

The Seremban gurdwara received RM50,000 from the Negeri Sembilan state government for renovation of its Punjabi language centre building.

Gurdwara Sahib Seremban (GSS), the Sikh place of worship built in 1905, has almost completed the renovation of its building dedicated for the teaching of the Punjabi language.

“We had to tear down the old two-storey wooden building which used to house the Khalsa English School as it was infested with termites.

“The new structure is modern and would be able to serve the needs of our community better,” GSS committee president Mulkeeth Singh was quoted in a report in The Star.

When contacted, Mulkeeth told Asia Samachar that the NS Menteri Besar Mohamad Hasan was passionate about education.

“In our short interaction with him, we could see that he was very keen about education,” he said.

Mohamad said the state government had been giving Sikhs an annual allocation to enable them to carry out their programmes, including holding language carnivals.

“It is our hope that they are able to successfully complete the project which they started a couple of months ago for the benefit of the Sikh community,” he said, according to The Star report.

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Sanggat and I look forward to TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY in the MANAGEMENT of funds received for this project.
    This is important so as to avoid any wrong perception on usage of funds as is being investigated by MACC on funds allocated to Sabah Departments to assist poor and several other cases of abuse of power in the case of MANAGEMENT OF TRUST FUNDS..
    It is common a perception that TRUST FUNDS are SUSCEPTIBLE to EMBEZZLEMENT and MISMANAGEMENT of TRUST FUNDS which may be due to weak internal controls and poor monitoring even when those involved may be highly qualified and titled and professionals.
    I have been calling fot T & A of Trust Funds received from Federal and State Govts by Gurdwaras-NGOs-Societies-Charities’etc.
    A comprehensive article on MGT OF TRUST FUNDS was published Asia Samachar in 2016.
    Gur Fateh

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