By Jasrinder Kaur | MALAYSIA |
Punjabi ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur threw a Vaisakhi fund raising lunch last month attended by the other club members. They raised some RM12,000 to be given to four selected charities.
The event guest of honour was Toh Puan Dr Aishah Ong, the Universiti Malaya pro-chancellor who had dedicated her life to social work since the 1970s.
Dr Aishah, who qualified as a medical doctor from the University of London in 1969, is also the chairman of the Institute Jantung Negara Foundation, Cancer Research Malaysia and the Charity Welfare Sub-committee of Badan Kebajikan Isteriisteri Menteri.
Her late husband Tun Omar Ong Yoke Lin was a founding member of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and a minister in Malaya’s first cabinet under the premiership of Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“Members of the club host fund raising events to celebrate major celebrations. This Vaiskahi, the Punjabi ladies came together to throw the lunch,” said active member Balwinder Kaur.