28 October 2022
This Deepavali, Da Ma Cai via its Staff-in-the-Community (SITC) initiative brought festive joy and smiles to residents at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam Illam (PKTI), Pandan Indah.
Kolam inspired by ancient Indian art greeted the group of staff volunteers as they arrived at PKTI. Children of PKTI welcomed the volunteers with an enchanting Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and the awe-inspiring Bollywood dance. PKTI’s hall were filled with chatters and laughter as staff volunteers mingled with the residents before they were treated to delicious lunch. In the spirit of giving and sharing, essential groceries and gift vouchers were presented to the Secretary of PKTI, Saseikala Subramaniam.
Jayakumar Shellamuthu and Saseikala Subramaniam, the Chairman and Secretary of PKTI were both very thankful to Da Ma Cai for coming to them during this festive season. Jayakumar added, “Deepavali celebration is not what it used to be. The burdens and financial hardship often leave us feeling helpless, as everyone is still striving to recover. The warmth of caring hearts and support we received is really a great help, and it gives us the energy and confident to continue to strive for our residents.”
“We love visitors coming to the Home, just like family members and spend the festive together. We enjoyed ourselves very much lighting the sparkles with the children during Deepavali,” said 69-year old Madam Letchumy. Another resident of PKTI, the 8-year old Darshan shared excitedly that he is happy to receive a new set of clothes, special meals, sweets and savouries this Deepavali.
“This SITC initiative is an avenue for Da Ma Cai to assist the communities in providing basic needs and well-being. We want this Deepavali to be celebrated in a true Malaysian spirit. We light up their celebration in hope to unlock many possibilities for the children to shine bright in their future. For our team, spending a day being a volunteer for a cause where we are generous in giving especially our time, is such a humbling experience.” said Da Ma Cai spokesperson.
Founded in 1996, PKTI is a welfare home that provides food, shelter, education and care for a group of 32 children, 8 senior citizens and 4 special needs children. To learn more about how you can help the residents of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Thangam Illam, please contact: Jayakumar or Saseikala at 03–9274 3094 or 0111–6368 509.
Da Ma Cai is a brand of Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn Bhd (“PMP”), Malaysia’s authorised numbers forecast operator. On an annual basis, Da Ma Cai actively supports various causes in the areas of education and social welfare through a wide range of programmes and activities carried out in the country. Following the acquisition of PMP by Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“JPM”), all of PMP’s net dividends that JPM receives will be donated to The Community Chest. With this structure, Da Ma Cai has effectively been transformed from a for-profit organisation into a social business, providing long term donations to The Community Chest for the benefit of the Malaysian community.