PM attended Diwali open house

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined the celebrations with thousands of Malaysians from all walks of life at the Batu Caves temple

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the President of MIC, Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam cutting a cake during the Deepavali celebrations at the courtyard of Batu Caves temple. PIX: SAFWAN MANSOR, 18 OCTOBER 2017.

By Mohd Haizal Yatiran

GOMBAK – Diwali is celebrated joyously by the Hindus throughout the country.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined the celebrations with thousands of Malaysians from all walks of life at the Batu Caves temple around 10.45 a.m. this morning.

The arrival of Najib, who is also the President of UMNO and the Chairman of Barisan Nasional (BN) was welcomed by the President of MIC, Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam and the senior party officials.

Also present at the event were Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Noh Omar, Special Envoy to India and South Asia for Infrastructure Tun S. Samy Vellu, Minister of Federal Territories Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong and several deputy ministers, political party leaders and foreign diplomats.

Meanwhile, the President of MIC, Subramaniam sent his greetings to all who celebrated Diwali in Malaysia.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish a Happy Diwali to all Malaysians celebrating the festival.

“MIC has hosted the Diwali open house at the compounds of Batu Caves since 9.00 a.m. today. We have received about 10,000 visitors at this event.

Despite the hot weather, the festivity was celebrated joyously with the sounds of traditional Indian drums, flutes and cultural performances at the main stage. The visitors and devotees were also treated to various local Indian delicacies. -MalaysiaGazette

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