A pure donation

20 September 2010 - 1:41am 1 Comment

The late Madam Girlie Tan first came to know about Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) through a friend and was impressed by the good work of our group. A lady who led a very simple life and always had a heart for charity, she had expressed her wish to contribute to KSK. However, due to her untimely passing at the age of 73, she was not able to amend her will in time.

Ruby with Datin Paduka Mother A. Mangalam

Still, Madam Tan has been able to help us, and in a big way. She had previously intended for the sales proceeds of her home to be donated to the Pure Life Society and the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia. Now, with the agreement of all parties involved, a portion of those proceeds were re-channeled to KSK to fulfil her wishes.

Reciting prayers for Malaysians to be united, and for Malaysia to prosper

The cheque presentation ceremony was kindly organised and held last Thursday at the premises of the Pure Life Society on Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur. The afternoon began with a stirring rendition of our national anthem and the One Malaysia song. Among those present were the Chief High Priest of Malaysia, the Most Venerable Kirinde Dhammaratana Maha Nayaka Thera, the President of Pure Life Society Datin Paduka Mother A. Mangalam and the representative of the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia Mr Billy Fong. Also there was our President Ruby Khong who, on our behalf, received a cheque for RM42,251.

Mr Ooi Cheng Sooi, who led the trustees and executors, gives a speech

In the spirit of 1Malaysia and fostering unity, the event was also organised in conjunction with the Malaysia Day and Hari Raya celebrations…and also in the spirit of 1Malaysia, in a country known for its love for good food, the cheque presentation was aptly followed by a buffet dinner, coincidentally catered by Kechara Oasis!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the late Madam Girlie Tan for her generous donation. Our deep thanks also extend to the trustees and executors led by Mr Ooi Cheng Sooi, as well as the Pure Life Society and the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia for working alongside KSK in helping the less privileged of Malaysian society. We may be different organisations, and we may extend our help to different sectors of society but at the end of the day, the work is the same, which is to alleviate the suffering of others for a better Malaysia.

Ruby pays her respects to the congregation before beginning her speech
Ruby presents Mr Billy Fong of the Sathya Sai Baba Council of Malaysia with a small gift, to thank him for their donation

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