Indian religious bodies asked to identify needs of Malay-Indian community

December 29th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 29 (ANI): Indian religious organisations in Malaysia have been urged to identify what is needed for the development of the community and to work towards achieving the goals, Makkal Osai reported.

Retired Malaysian Indian Congress politician K. Kumaran made this call after attending a fund-raising dinner organised by the Sri Andalas Malaysian Hindu Sangam branch, held at the Executive Club in Klang on Saturday.

He said religious organisations, with the help of temple committees, should conduct religious classes so that the public, especially the younger generation, would be more aware of Indian traditions and culture.

Kumaran added that the Hindu Sangam should organise religious seminars so that more people would have a better knowledge of Hinduism.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Indian Sangam resolved at its recent council meeting to call upon Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to appoint an Indian as the deputy Education Minister.

Its national president Dr G. Krishnan said previously Komala Krishnamoorthy from MIC had served as the Education Ministrys parliamentary secretary.

He said the appointment would help resolve the various issues faced by Tamil schools in the country. (ANI)

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