Deepavali joy is meant to be shared. Its always a delight to put a smile on someone else’s face especially those battling difficult and challenging life situations. In hopes of spreading joy and love, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan treated almost 3,000 detainees at the Tapah Prison to some Deepavali goodness.
MIC chairman Krishna Rao said that the Tapah MP had arranged the gifts to signify that they were still remembered and not completely shunned by society. A kind and generous heart by Saravanan is vital in such trying times.
According to a Makkal Osai report, the treats had been handed over by Krishna to prison director, Faisal Mohamed Noor. Despite the fact that they were unable to meet with the convicts because of COVID-19 related constraints, he expressed his hope that the delights would put a smile on their faces.
The Star has also reported that Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) will be collaborating with the Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC) to give secondary school dropouts extra educational opportunities. Following the memorandum of understanding with IUKL, a tertiary education plan will be developed to direct students to the appropriate courses said MIYC education secretariat chief Gobinath Nadarajan.
The university offers students a chance to pursue engineering, architecture, accounting, management and other fields of interest. He also said that potential students can contact MIYC for guidance especially those who are having doubts about the courses offered at IUKL.
Yuthishthiran Perumal, an IUKL student adviser, believes the courses will be a stepping stone for students to work towards a brighter future for themselves.