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1,000 attend open house


KUALA LUMPUR: About 1,000 guests, including 80 underprivileged children, attended the Hari Raya open house hosted by Madrasah Kampung Pandan, here, recently.

The children were from Rumah Al-Khadim in Taman Maluri, Badan Amal Islam in Puchong, and Baitul Ehsan in Gombak.

Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan was the guest-of-honour.

Saravanan also distributed duit raya to the children.  

Saravanan said the open house was an annual event to foster close-knit relationships among residents  in the community.

"Open houses are a unique tradition for Malaysians during festive seasons. Not only it is a good time to rekindle relationships, but it also encourages unity among the races and promotes the 1Malaysia concept." he said.

The guests were treated to various delicacies, including nasi briyani, chicken curry, curry noodles, rojak and air batu campur.  

Datuk M. Saravanan (second from left) and Madrasah Kampung Pandan chairman Mohd Sultan Mohd Ismail (third from left) handing over ‘duit raya’ to underprivileged children. Pic by Rosdan Wahid

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