Saturday, October 17, 2009

Celebrate Deepavali with spirit of 1Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Indian political leaders called on Malaysians to celebrate Deepavali in the spirit of 1Malaysia.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the vision of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must form the basis for all social activities, including Deepavali, as it would accelerate unity.

"There is a new ray of hope for Malaysian Indians under the present administration.

"There are now evidently more opportunities and initiatives for the Indian community," said Samy Vellu.

Staff of Sunway Group extending Deepavali greetings around a kolam that they made on the floor of their office in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya. — NST picture by Supian Ahmad
Staff of Sunway Group extending Deepavali greetings around a kolam that they made on the floor of their office in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya. — NST picture by Supian Ahmad


"It is now up to the Indian community to translate these into action. We can only achieve this if we work together, be strong and united.

"We must develop a culture of excellence and jump start to propel ourselves into the next stage of growth.

"We must have the courage to make the leap and be bold in executing our decisions."

MIC vice-president Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said the 1Malaysia concept should be preserved and strengthened.

"There must be continuity in our struggle to strengthen solidarity among people that has been built by our forefathers."

He said the government under the leadership of Najib had created many opportunities for the Indian community so that they will benefit from the country's wealth and development.

"The ministry's priority is to ensure more opportunities for Indians in the public sector employment, business opportunities, housing, education and health.

"We are heading towards it," said Subramaniam.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk S.K. Devamany urged Malaysians to continue visiting festive open houses to build on unity.


Meanwhile, the MIC open house will be held at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre, on Deepavali day between 10am and 1pm.

*Taken from NST Online

*wanhafiz.com would like to wish Happy Deepavali to all Hindus especially Malaysians who celebrate Deepavali

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