Some 100 residents from 14 homes were treated to a year-end dinner at YMCA. James Ratnam, Chairman of Love and Welfare Society Perak which organised the dinner, said that this event was to commemorate all the festivals for the year as the society has the means to host one event only.
James in his speech updated those present with news on the society’s activities. The tuition programme conducted for underperforming UPSR students was successful and all the students passed, explaining that the aim of the Society is not to coach students for straight As, but help weak students to pass. The Society would also be launching a Mother Teresa Scholarship Fund to help the underprivileged. He then shared the good news that he had found a sponsor who is willing to give scholarships for three needy students who have been offered admission to public universities. Applicants may contact him.
The evening started with traditional bharathanatyam performance by Abirami Arasu. Residents from Good Shepard Home and Society for Promotion of Mental Health performed dances. Children from Praise Home sang Christmas Carols and the residents from the homes were presented cash vouchers.
The downside of the event was, a couple of homes did not turn up and had not informed the organisers of their decision. The food catered for them was wasted. People who run homes must be more responsible.