NATIONAL DAY JOY IN LONDON-2014
Independence Day in Malaysia is always a month long celebration and to keep with that tradition, the Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Co-operative collaborated with World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (UK) and the Shirdi Sai Baba Society of Malaysia to celebrate the 57th Independence in London on a moderate scale but with a high spirit to face the future challenges.
At first thought you may be thinking how unusual the venue is, however think again… it was another milestone for Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative to jointly host the Merdeka celebration in East Ham, London, United Kingdom. London is a busy and crowded city with little room for manoeuvre and even less room for celebration, however, our event turn out to be a star studded event for Merdeka day in London.
Before the arrival of specially invited guests, all members, staffs and organizers assembled at the Shirdi Sai Baba Ltd Cooperative premises waiting for the arrival of the honorable Malaysian Minister for Ministry of Co-operative, Consumerism and Domestic Trade. At around 4.30pm,the Honourable Minister Dato’ Sri Hassan Malek together with his delegations of eighteen members which includes high profile personalities from the Ministry, Dato’ Azmi bin Lateh (Deputy Secretary General (Domestic Trade) Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism of Malaysia), Datuk Nik Ali bin Mat Yunus (Executive Chairman of Malaysia Cooperatives Societies Commission), Dato’ Seri Mohamad Fuzi bin Harun (Deputy Chairman, The Royal Malaysian Police, Deputy General of Police Malaysia), Mr. Rozdeen bin Mohd Jaafar (Director of Corporate Communication Division of Malaysia Cooperatives SocitiesCommision), Dato’ Mohamed Farid bin Mohamed Zawawi (Chairman of Koperasi Wawasan Malaysia Berhad), Mr. Mohamed Noor Affendy bin DatoAmeerudin (Private Secretary to Honourable Minister), Dato’ Hj. Mohd Aini bin Hj. Taib (Chairman of Koperasi Serbaguna Anak-Anak Selangor Berhad), Dato Rahim bin Baba (Chairman of Koperasi Ukhwah Malaysia Berhad), Ir. Mansor bin Musa (Chairman of Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara Berhad) were all there to grace the memorable event.
The Chairman of Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative Mr.SP.Kannan welcomed all the guest and acknowledged the attendance of honourable Minister YB. Dato Sri Hassan Malek with respect and reverence. In his speech, YB. Dato Hassan said “I am delighted to see the Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative is engaged in charitable work in London. It gives great pleasure and satisfaction to know that this Cooperative is being engaged in such noble and benevolent activities which benefits the local communities.” Immediately after the Minister’s speech, everyone sung the National Anthem ‘Negara Ku’ gloriously, followed by cutting of the Merdeka cake. Towards the end, the entire delegation was served with finest Indian Massala tea and delicious Indian snacks which added up their pleasure of staying in East Ham, London.
The weather was with us, the food was excellent and our guests were very friendly. Everyone was hooked and had a memorable wonderful day. Such a day was made possible with the help of the Malaysian High Commission in London who helped generously and facilitated towards the visit of our Honourable Minister YB. Dato Sri Hassan Malek.