Deepavali Continues to Illuminate For the Less Fortunate

Rotary Club of Johor Bahru team of 9 people with Mahilas Association’s 18 single mothers’ families taking commemorative picture at Sathya Sai Centre Johor Bahru

Rotarians doing their deed to share the festive cheer with everyone

Deepavali is one of the major holidays celebrated nationwide in Malaysia by the Hindus, the third majority of the Malaysians population. In the spirit of festivities, the Rotary Club of Johor Bahru formed a team to provide some cheer to the less privileged.

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On 19th October 2019, Rotary Johor Bahru, led by the 68th President, Ranjeet Singh Bhullar with his team of 9 other Rotarian members had paid a visit to Satya Sai Centre Johor Bahru early in the morning bringing with them some tokens of holiday cheer for the single mothers and the less fortunate there.

RCJB’s 68th President, Ranjeet Singh Bhullar giving his forewords during the event

The initiative was made possible through collaboration with Mahilas Association, a group of single mothers through Sathya Sai Centre Johor Bahru and Rotary Club of Johor Bahru. The Sathya Sai Centre is the basic unit within the SSIO organisational structure. The primary purpose of the SSIO is to promote its members’ ever-increasing faith in God and be united by a common bond.

Each 18 families received money packet. In total RM7,200 was contributed for this festive cause. RCJB is a non-profit volunteer service organisation and it relies on public donations to support its community service projects.

Mahilas Association’s representative speaking

As the oldest and largest of the 17 Rotary Clubs in Johor, Rotary Club Johor Bahru has been active in providing care and help to the needy and the underprivileged in Johor Bahru for the past 67 years aiming to always be a part of making a difference in the community through their social and community projects.