KUCHING, Nov 3: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng reminded the Indian community to celebrate the Deepavali festival, which falls tomorrow, responsibly among family members in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the public should not take things for granted, ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the prevention of Covid-19 are practised and at the same time keep the Sarawak spirit high among each other.
“Even though, we might not be able to celebrate this festive on a big scale but we can still celebrate with our family members.
“At the same time, it helps us to create a stronger bond between family members,” he said in a statement.
Wee also took the opportunity to wish Happy Diwali to those who will be celebrating this joyous festival.
In the meantime, Wee together with MBKS councillor Shankar Ram Asnani and MBKS staff lit lamps at the MBKS headquarters foyer yesterday in conjunction with Deepavali.
Shankar extended his appreciation to Wee for organising the small Diwali get-together in appreciation of the local Indian community who worked hard to serve MBKS.
“Our local Indians are a small community but you can see that they have made significant contributions to Sarawak and like all other Sarawakians we have a strong sense of belonging to Sarawak as our motherland.
“The only small request we have for our Indians, if there could be more job opportunities available for them, we would be very grateful,” he said. — DayakDaily