EKTA Treasure Hunt Walk meets fund raising goal

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EKTA Malaysia’s inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk on March 10, 2024 at Titiwangsa West Lake, Kuala Lumpur – Photo: Ekta Malaysia

By Asia Samachar | Malaysia |

The EKTA Club of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor met its target to raise funds to sustain some of its key community initiatives for the year 2024 through its inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk held in Kuala Lumpur on March 10.

Club president Dr. Kiranjit Kaur Ludher said the event was organised to replenish funds for the club’s community service programmes as well as to celebrate women through the commemoration of the International Women’s Day.

“EKTA is a registered NGO that runs projects under four sub-committees, namely, welfare, legal, medical and youth development.

“Besides collecting membership fees to run these projects, we had to find a creative way to top up our funds for us to continue to serve marginalised communities in need of education and other welfare-related aid – such as provision of computers, payment of school fees, and to meet certain medical expenses of marginalised individuals who we support,” she told Asia Samachar.

The unique charity event was a delightful adventure for members and friends around the Titiwangsa West Lake, which offered 140 participants a blend of excitement and camaraderie.

The event kicked off with a lively bhangra warm-up followed by the official flag-off at 8:30 am. Off went 35 teams of four participants each, consisting of members, friends and the public, who embarked on a 90-minute journey, solving very creatively-crafted clues and unlocking the secrets of the scenic park.

“Despite all of us being volunteers, we managed the planning and a successful execution of the event within a short time. We had a good turn-out,” she said.

The club was able to run the event without forking out any money as all expenses were covered through generous donors and sponsorships. Hence, all proceeds from participation fees went into its fund for its upcoming projects.

The grand prize was four return tickets to Amritsar courtesy of AirAsia. Other prizes included vouchers from Ranjit Skin Specialist, Tasty Chapati and Chapati Delicacies. There were 20 lucky draw gifts including Dry-Fit caps, shorts, socks, t-shirts and bath towels.

Asia-Pacific University (APU) provided participants with a survival kit bag each consisting of a water bottle and snack, a handy towel, pen and a raincoat, in case the weather turned wet. Omar Gill Associates sponsored delicious cha, samosas and nasi lemak for all present after the walk.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors, cash donors, participants, and our media partner Asia Samachar. We are also very grateful to all the gurdwaras and civic groups whose invaluable assistance in promoting our event ensured its success. Your generosity and support was instrumental in elevating the achievements of our women.”

More pictures of the event can be found at the EKTA Malaysia Facebook page or here).

EKTA Malaysia’s inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk on March 10, 2024 at Titiwangsa West Lake, Kuala Lumpur. The organising team gather at dawn to prepare for the event – Photo: Ekta Malaysia
Some participants at EKTA Malaysia’s inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk on March 10, 2024 at Titiwangsa West Lake, Kuala Lumpur – Photo: Ekta Malaysia
Some of the participants at the EKTA Malaysia’s inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk on March 10, 2024 at Titiwangsa West Lake, Kuala Lumpur – Photo: Ekta Malaysia
Dr. Kiranjit Kaur Ludher (right, spectacles) looking at the registration process at EKTA Malaysia’s inaugural Treasure Hunt Walk on March 10, 2024 at Titiwangsa West Lake, Kuala Lumpur – Photo: Ekta Malaysia
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