TAWAU: Deepavali celebration by five Indian bodies and organizations held at Tan Sri Lau Geh Poh Hospice House was lively with various activities for its more than 300 guests.
Chairperson of Tawau Hospice Association, Datuk Victor Rajasekran, said the guests consisting of organization members, cancer patients and survivors, hospice employees, and Indian and Punjabi communities have come together to celebrate the Festival of Light.
“Besides from the buffet dinner, we also hold activities such as Pushpanjali traditional dance performance by the 11-year-old Trisha Utayakumar, Bangra dance by women and children, and three other dance performances by cancer patients.
“Children who attend this event were also given Duit Deepavali, and we have prepared 43 prizes for our lucky draw winners,” he said, adding that Indian traditional delicacies such as muruku and sweets were also served.
Victor said the celebration is evidence for the peace and harmony enjoyed by all sorts of Malaysians who have their own unique cultural, religion, and belief backgrounds. –SayangSabah