By Jagdish Singh | MALAYSIA |
Malaysians and others got a taste of Punjabi tea and other delicacies such as kheer (rice pudding) as some 50 youth distributed them free in front of a popular Kuala Lumpur shopping mall, all in the spirit of Malaysia Day.
On Monday (16 Sept 2019), the band of Sikh youth also sang local songs and anthems such as Rasa Sayang, Jalur Gemilang and Inilah Barisan Kita accompanied by thunderous dhols in Bukit Bintang.
The youth also proudly sung the national anthem Negaraku to mark the end of the “Kheer and Cha” distribution.
The Kheer and Cha initiative aims to allow the Sikh youth to engage Malaysians and visiting foreigners about their identity as Malaysian Sikhs, the importance of sewa (selfless service) in the community and the significance of Malaysia Day.
The programme was meant to raise the visibility of the Sikh community in a positive light, as discussed in a recent Sikh youth gathering.
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