1. Indian beats welcome VIPs to the event

1. Indian beats welcome VIPs to the event

Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak (in English: Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club) hosted a Deepavali charity dinner for kids from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ihsan Kanak-kanak Arut Perum Jothy (children’s home) at the Legendary Club in Ipoh on Sunday.

2. guest of honour-cum-club adviser, Prime Minister's Press Secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles (in brown kurta) and other VIPs sing the national anthem, Negaraku

2. guest of honour-cum-club adviser, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles (in brown kurta) and other VIPs sing the national anthem, Negaraku

3. classical Indian dance performance

3. classical Indian dance performance

Although Deepavali fell on 29th October in Malaysia this year, the festival, like all Malaysia festivals, is celebrated for a month. Yes, despite the hectic schedule of media friends in Perak, we made it on time!

4. committee members of Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club honour Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles

4. committee members of Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club honour Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles

5. Club President Wan Asrudi Wan Hasan is honoured as well

5. Club President Wan Asrudi Wan Hasan is honoured as well

The children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ihsan Kanak-kanak Arut Perum Jothy were all smiles as they were treated to a scrumptious buffet spread and entertained with Indian classical dances.

6. opening ceremony by lighting a pair of oil lamps

6. opening ceremony by lighting a pair of oil lamps

7. VIPs include generous sponsors who supported the event

7. VIPs include generous sponsors who supported the event

The children were also presented with sponsored gifts that included a school bag, which would come in handy when a new school term begins in January 2017.

8. some of the evening's guests

8. some of the evening’s guests

9. the children are being served - they are also VIPs!

9. the children are being served – they are also VIPs!

The dinner event, which was graced by club adviser, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles, was well-supported by corporate sponsors and non-governmental organisations, without whom this event would not be as successful as it was.

10. classical Indian dance performance

10. classical Indian dance performance

11. the Deepavali CSR programme at Legendary Club, Ipoh

11. the Deepavali CSR programme at Legendary Club, Ipoh

Since the establishment of Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Media Perak in February 2008, the club has been hosting charity events annually during festive seasons of all the major races, in the spirit of ‘1 Malaysia’ to spread the joy of festivity to those who are less fortunate.

12. Indian dance performance

12. Indian dance performance

13. distribution of gifts to the orphans

13. distribution of gifts to the orphans

This festive occasion for the Indian community reminded many club members of their 5-day visit to India in January. The tour included New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to spread the essence of 1 Malaysia to the Indians.

14. a group photo

14. a group photo

15. Club President Wan Asrudi Wan Hasan is honoured for being one of the award recipients at the recent birthday of Sultan of Perak

15. Club President Wan Asrudi Wan Hasan is honoured for being one of the award recipients at the recent birthday of Sultan of Perak

At the dinner, press members who recently received state awards from HRH Sultan of Perak during his birthday, were honoured by the club, too.

16. a group photo of all the state award recipients who are club members

16. a group photo of all the state award recipients who are club members

17. an appreciation for all the sponsors

17. an appreciation for all the sponsors

Event: Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club Deepavali Charity Dinner
Venue: Legendary Club, Ipoh
Date: 20th Nov, 2016
Time: 8pm

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