THE Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) Penang State Council is committed to working closely with the state government to empower the Indian community in Penang.
MHS Penang State Council chairman B. Mohan Balasandorom said over the years, the council has carried out various programmes and activities to help the Indian community.
“Some of the programmes are related to the women, youths, welfare and education.
“We are also working closely with the Penang Harmony Corporation (Harmonico) to organise more religious programmes for the Indian community.
“And we hope we could work closely with the state government to organise even more programmes that can be beneficial to the Indian community as a whole.
“We are also committed to addressing issues faced by the Indian community, such as matters concerning religion and temples by working with the state government.
“We hope we will receive the necessary support for our various programmes from the state government,” Mohan said during a courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s office in Komtar today.
He was present with MHS Penang State Council vice-chairman VN. A. Tharman, secretary Dr Lalitha Ramasamy and assistant secretary Satiyasilan Subramaniam.
Chow commended and thanked MHS for its contribution to the Indian community all these years.
“We appreciate the work you have done for the Indian community and the state government will do its best in meeting the requests put forth by the MHS.
“We also appreciate your intention to work with the state government in addressing some issues faced by the Indian community,” Chow added.
Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Darwina Mohd Daud