Ac­cept the Deep­avali gifts, MB tells res­i­dents

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RES­I­DENTS in Lu­mut, Perak, who re­ceived spe­cial Deep­avali gifts from the state gov­ern­ment should ac­cept the gifts whole­heart­edly, Makkal Osai re­ported Datuk Seri Dr Zam­bry bin Ab­dul Kadir as say­ing.

The Perak Men­tri Be­sar was speak­ing af­ter hand­ing out gift bas­kets and cash gifts to around 600 un­der­priv­i­leged and dis­abled res­i­dents dur­ing a spe­cial event in SJK (T) Mukim Pun­dut on Thurs­day.

Zam­bry said four In­dian po­lit­i­cal par­ties had been work­ing to­gether to make the gifts avail­able for the needy to ease their bur­den dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

While some may say that the amount given out was small, it would still ben­e­fit the fam­i­lies of the re­cip­i­ents, he said.

The pro­gramme, which was started in 2009, should be ac­cepted in the spirit of help­ing the fam­i­lies and they should ig­nore the neg­a­tive com­ments, he said.

He urged the 600 con­stituents who had been iden­ti­fied as el­i­gi­ble to come for­ward to re­ceive the gift pack­ets from those in charge in their re­spec­tive ar­eas.

The spe­cial ad­viser to the men­tri be­sar, Datuk V. Elango, chaired the event.

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