22 Selangor gurdwaras get another round of state funding

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Gobind (seated, third from left) having Guru Ka Langgar with some of the representatives from Selangor gurdwaras at Serdang – Photo: Asia Samachar

Twenty-two gurdwaras in Selangor received a total of RM230,000 in another round of funding from the Selangor state government.

At the same time, Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) received RM50,000 while the Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Kampung Pandan received RM20,000

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo presented the cheques to their representatives at an event today (16 Feb 2019) at Gurdwara Sahib Serdang Lama, a 105-year old gurdwara located just outside of Kuala Lumpur.

In his speech, Gobind said the Selangor state government funding which began in 2008 has steadily increased over the years. At the same time, he was looking into getting Federal government funding.

“Any contribution, no matter how small, counts. This is more so for the smaller gurdwaras that does not have any constant source of funding,” MGC president Jagir Singh.

It is understood the funding was from the 2018 state allocation. The gurdwaras had received one round of funding last year.

The 22 gurdwaras were GS Serendah, GS Serdang, GS Bukit Beruntung, GS Shah Alam, GS Port Klang, GS Klang, GS Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB), GS Kalumpang, Setia City Darbar, GS Petaling Jaya, GS Berjuntai Tin, GS Putra Heights, GS Ampang, GS Rasa, GS Petaling Tin, GS Lembah Jaya, GS Kajang, GS Sunway, GS Subang, GS Rawang, GS Puchong (Persatuan Penganut Agama Sikh Puchong) and GS Selayang Baru.

Gobind with some of the Selangor gurdwara representatives for the cheque presentation ceremony at GS Serdang – Photo: Asia Samachar
Gobind with some of the ladies present at Selangor gurdwara cheque presentation ceremony at GS Serdang – Photo: Asia Samachar

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2 COMMENTS

  1. RM230,000 hahahaha.What a joke.RM100million allocated for poor Indians this year.How much of it would poor Sikhs get?I doubt even 1%.
    You rich guys can enjoy building your gurdwaras and go get drunk at nightclubs with your wife and daughters while the panth rots in poverty,alcoholism,drug addiction,domestic violence and job discrimination.
    Reminds me of the sakhi of Guru Nanak squeezing the 2 chappatis.

  2. Can the sanggat expect any transparency on how these grants will be managed or will the past culture of secracy continue?

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