Deepavali fun at Pulai Springs Resort

Pulai Springs Resort recently held an early celebration for the Hindu festival of lights or Deepavali with 25 children from underprivileged families in their neighbourhood.

Children from Sekolah Kebangsaan (Tamil) Kangkar
Pulai, performing a traditional Indian dance at the event
Aged between seven and 12 years old, these needy children were identified from Sekolah Kebangsaan (Tamil) Kangkar Pulai and are recipients of food supplements under the Rancangan Makanan Tambahan government scheme.

This festive charity dinner was part of the resort’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme in giving back to the less fortunate in the community.

Accompanied by their parents, family members, guardians and teachers, the children came dressed in traditional Indian costumes to enjoy the celebration at the resort.

The Deepavali charity dinner was held in Dewan Inderaputera
These guests were warmly welcomed by the resort General Manager, Sunny Soo and chairman of the resort’s Sports & Welfare Club, Mohd Najib Sedik, on their arrival at the Dewan Inderaputera, event hall.

The children came prepared to celebrate their festival and the mood was enhanced by a solo Indian traditional dance at the start of the event.

“Our team believes in the spirit of sharing and caring, especially during festive occasions when children need more love and attention,” said Soo who emphasized how the resort aims to join the less fortunate in their Deepavali celebration.

The children played games where they won prizes
“This Deepavali celebration is an annual event and the resort looks forward to celebrating many more occasions with the underprivileged and to share our success with them,” he added.

To this end, the resort had prepared goodie bags with essential items to help ease the burden of poor families in preparing for the coming festive season.

Each family received food items like rice in 5kg bags, wheat flour, muruku flour, sugar, cooking oil, condensed milk and rice vermicelli.

In the tradition of Malaysian festivals, Soo distributed Deepavali money packets of RM50 to each child.  This sum was jointly contributed by the resort and it’s Sports & Welfare Club.

Pulai Springs Resort GM, Sunny Soo [Centre] and staff with their guests
A sumptuous dinner buffet spread prepared by Executive Chef Ian Lim and his team gave the guests a delightful treat and the celebration continued with Indian traditional dances performed by the children.

The celebration was at its height when resort staff as well as Soo responded to the invitation from the dancers to learn the dance steps and danced along with them!

The fun went on for the children who played games led by the resort staff and many of them won stationery items as prizes.

Speaking on behalf of the guests, the school’s senior assistant for the afternoon session, Madam Pushpam, thanked the resort and its staff for giving the children and their families a memorable Deepavali celebration experience at the resort.

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