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Goodwill Walk

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Goodwill walk at Merdeka Garden

About 70 residents from Merdeka Garden participated in the Goodwill Walk organised by Rukun Tetangga, Merdeka Garden. Subramaniam a/l Semalayappen, Organising Chairman of the walk said it was an activity to get the residents to come together and know each other. One of their events to socialise.

The four km walk was divided into four categories namely kindergarten, primary school children, open and veteran. The kindergarten children walked a distance of one km.

Special Guest for the event was R. Ragu who did the Merdeka Walk from Johore Baru to Kuala Perlis with his family. He shared his experience with the participants. They had to bear the rain and heat. Most importantly when they walked through village roads, they were greeted with cheers and smiles by the villagers. This encouraged them. Those interested in participating in this type of activity must practise.

Winners received trophies, medals and certificates. There was lucky draw for all the participants. The aim of the walk was achieved since many parents accompanied their children and met with parents of other participating children. It was like one big happy family.

A. Jeyaraj

Walking for a Cause

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The time has come for Ragu Rajamani and his two daughters, Nithya Rubhini and Nithya Darshini, to embark on their Merdeka Walk once again this year. This time round the difference  is, his son Surya, 8, will be joining them.

Walking for a Cause

The idea of the walk was initiated by Rubhini, 14, to show her love for the country. Ragu, 38, gave his tacit support and was joined in by his other daughter, Nithya Darshini, 11.

The foursome will start their Merdeka walk this year on August 5 and hope to finish before the Hari Raya celebration at the end of the month. The walk will cover a staggering 1329 km, crossing a total of 63 cities, starting from Johor Bahru all the way to Perlis. A celebratory lucky draw will be held on September 1 at Dewan Orang Ramai, Taman Meru, Jelapang at 7.30pm.

Short on funding, Ragu hopes to get sponsors to aid him in his endeavour. The cost will cover expenses needed for logistics such as shoes, medicine, accommodation, board and so on.

Those interested in lending a helping hand can call Ragu personally at 014-600 3118 or visit his Facebook page: Walkfor Merdeka.

Lena