Sole Malay Sikh orphanage gets RM 40, 000 grant

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 29 : The sole orphanage for Malay Sikh kids has received a donation of RM 40,000 from The Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers, which is also known as Bakti, and from Malaysian Punjabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Senator Daljit Singh.

Gurupuri currently depends on donations from well-wishers.

Bakti president Rosmah Mansor said the association would also help to provide meal allowances for children from the Social Welfare Department.

The Star online quoted Rosmah, the wife of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, as saying: "If there are other requests, we will definitely consider helping out as well."

Addressing a press conference after attending Sikh New Year celebrations at the orphanage, Rosmah appreciated its efforts in providing decent shelter and education to orphans.

Gurpuri Foundation Principal Sukhdaiv Singh praised the association as "a beacon of hope for the poor and underprivileged."

"The donation will be used to buy food, clothing and more importantly, to provide education for children," he said.

The orphanage also received 60 gift hampers consisting of food, stationery and other necessities. (ANI)