Saturday, September 12, 2009

Launch of Tabung Amal Aidilfitri Trust Fund Donation Box

22 August 2009

Eunos grassroots leaders were invited for the Launch of Tabung Amal Aidilfitri (TAA) Trust Fund Donation Box at Geylang Serai Market. Hock Rong, Yi Feng, Erlina and myself represented the YEC to witness the launch.

It's my first time at the refurbished Geylang Serai Market. Gone were the dirty image of markets. Instead, what greeted us was a clean and bright wet market.

Despite the economic downturn, the area is packed with stalls for our Muslim friends to do their festive shopping.

MP Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, officiated the launch of the TAA Donation Box. One by one, participants lined up and slot their generous donations into the box.

This is an annual event that is held at the start of the Ramadhan period. The TAA donation boxes would be placed in various locations until Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The TAA fund supports the poor, the needy and the sick.

After the launch, MP Zainul did a market visit and greeted everyone in the market.

We are really blessed to be able to live in multiracial society where all races live their lives in harmony. And I really enjoyed learning about the Muslim culture and practices.

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