By Anandleen Kaur | MALAYSIA |
A Malaysian federal minister today flagged off a five-nation charity ride to assist cancer patients.
Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo lauded the riders from Santana Riderz Mc who are raising funds for the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM).
“They are riding for a noble cause,” Gobind told Asia Samachar after the early morning press conference and flag-off at Gurdwara Sahib Parliament, a Sikh gurdwara just a few kilometres from Malaysia’s Parliament building.
It will go towards running the Children’s Home of Hope, a halfway home for children undergoing cancer treatment at hospitals nationwide, said NCSM medical director Dr M Murallitharan.
Five bikers will be travelling some 16,000 covering Malaysia, Thailand , Myanmar, India and Pakistan. About a dozen other bikers will join them in India.
The ride is also in conjunction with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, with a major celebration to be held at Kartarpur, Pakistan, where Guru Nanak spent the last leg of his life after passing the guruship to Guru Angad.
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