Indian Association of Penang acknowledges philanthropists’ positive impact


IT was an evening dedicated to commemorating the valuable contributions of generous donors in the pursuit of the Indian Association of Penang’s (IAP) goals and objectives.


Currently, the association’s premises are witnessing two ongoing construction projects: an administrative building and a multipurpose hall. The four-storey administrative building stands at an impressive 78% completion, while the multipurpose hall is also making a progress, currently at 28%.


Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow praised the IAP and its esteemed philanthropists and donors for their positive impact on the Indian community in Penang. He also lauded the association’s efforts towards achieving the completion of these two construction projects.


“The IAP is unwavering in its commitment to these development projects, particularly the multipurpose hall.


“Once finished, I am confident that the hall will become a centre of excellence, catering not only to the educational needs of the Indian community but also to other communities, hosting state, national, and international activities,” he said.


Chow delivered his speech during a special dinner hosted by the IAP at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in George Town. Penang Governor Tun Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak graced the occasion with his presence.


The event was attended by notable figures, including state Housing and Environment Committee Chairman Datuk Seri Sundarajoo Somu, Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Selvakumar Shanmugam Chetty, and other senior members of the IAP.


During the dinner, Chow pledged a donation of RM100,000 on behalf of the state government to support the ongoing construction projects at the IAP.


Story by Kevin Vimal
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Video by Darwina Mohd Daud