KOTA KINABALU: About 3,000 visitors attended the Deepavali Open House organized by MIC Sabah Liaison Body at Dewan Likas, today.
The event was also graced by the Head of State of Sabah, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, and his consort, Toh Puan Norlidah R.M Jasni, the Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, and the state leaders.
MIC Liaison Chairperson, Datuk V. Jothi, said the celebration is not only attended by the Indian community with Hindu faith, but also by others from various cultural and religious backgrounds.
“I welcome everyone to come and celebrate regardless of their ethnicities, and religions.
“Their presence certainly shows the unity of various ethnics in Sabah and this is our uniqueness,” he said when met by the media after the event.
Jothi also thanks the state government for providing allocations and assistance for the Hindu community in Sabah.
“It clearly shows the government’s concern for the Indian community in Sabah,” he added.
He also calls for the government to continue in assisting Hindu temples in Sabah in the future, where currently there are five temples located in Luyang, Lok Kawi, Kota Belud, Sandakan, and Tawau.
In conjunction with the celebration, various dance performance such as Indian traditional dances and 1Malaysia dance shows were also performed for the public. –SayangSabah