As­so­ci­a­tion sets record by giv­ing culi­nary sets to 3,000 re­cip­i­ents for Pong­gal

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TAPAH: In con­junc­tion with the Pong­gal fes­ti­val to­mor­row (Jan 15), the Manitha De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion cre­ated a new record by pre­sent­ing the largest num­ber of culi­nary sets to­gether with food items worth about RM100,000 to 3,000 re­cip­i­ents, yes­ter­day.

The as­so­ci­a­tion which re­ceived the sets spon­sored by MCIS Malaysia, man­aged to get its name into the Malaysia Book of Records ( MBR) for giv­ing out the most num­ber of culi­nary sets for Pong­gal to the lower in­come ( B40) group.

Pong­gal or Thaipon­n­gal is an an­nual South In­dian har­vest fes­ti­val held in mid- Jan­uary. Rice is cooked in new earth­en­ware pots to cel­e­brate a boun­ti­ful har­vest on pong­gal day.

MBR rep­re­sen­ta­tive K K Bu­vaneswaren Naidu said pre­sent­ing such a large quan­tity of culi­nary sets was in it­self ex­tra­or­di­nary and de­served recog­ni­tion.

“This has been the first time that so many culi­nary sets were given out for Pong­gal, al­though there have been other records pre­vi­ously as­so­ci­ated with the fes­ti­val where 300 to 400 such sets were pre­sented, and an­other in­stance where 2,500 peo­ple were served with food.”

He was speak­ing to re­porters after the Pong­gal cel­e­bra­tions for Tapah and Chen­de­ri­ang at the Tapah Merdeka Hall here yes­ter­day. Present to hand over the sets were Perak Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ah­mad Faizal Azumu and his wife of Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mo­hammed Radzi. — Ber­nama

Bu­vaneswaren (left) presents the MBR cer­tifi­cate to Ah­mad Faizal. — Ber­nama photo

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