Published: Fri, 11 Nov 2011
SELAYANG: Over 3,000 residents in Rawang attended the Selangor Deepavali open house on Jalan Maxwell here on Monday night.
“Thank you for letting us celebrate the festival of lights with you here in Rawang,” said Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in his opening speech.
He later handed over two mock cheques for RM15,000 to an orphanage and a disabled home in Rawang.
The event was jointly organised by the state and the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), and was attended by Speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim and executive councillors Ronnie Liu and Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
Rawang and Batu Caves assemblypersons Gan Pei Nei and Amirudin Shari were also present at the celebration, which was marked by a fireworks display.
The open house was also attended by MPS President Datuk Zainal Abidin Aala and his senior staff.
Organisers set up food stalls serving Indian and Malaysian favourites such as roti canai, nasi briyani, curry chicken and cendol.