The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit, or Mitra, authorized a grant of RM25 million to 118 organizations and non-governmental organizations today as part of the RM100 million allocation for community development initiatives in 2023.
Mitra received around 2373 applications, of which 352 groups were invited to the conference, and 183 organizations were recommended for a grant of RM27.19 million. Datuk Ramanan, the Mitra Special Working Committee Chairman, stated that the remainder are being evaluated.
The sanctioned systems were chosen with three criteria in mind. The first is education, particularly higher education. The second is economics and skill development. The third category is social welfare.
Datuk Ramanan also stated that the new initiatives relevant to grant would be considered directly to the poor in the following year’s budget.
Organizations and associations that obtained permission letters revealed their strategies for social development. Datuk Ramanan stated that the grant selection was transparent and in accordance with Mitra’s advocacy.
He highlighted that the institutions recognized today must contribute to the change of Indian society in accordance with the Prime Minister’s and Government’s aspirations. He went on to say that the names of all grantee organizations will be posted on Mitra’s website.
Source: Vanakkam Malaysia