Petronas brings Aidilfitiri cheer to Kampung Melayu community

SUNGAI BULOH (Bernama) – PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, brought cheer to those in need this year, through its Sentuhan Kasih Aidilfitri programme, organised at Kampung Melayu yesterday.

The CSR programme was held in collaboration with Nadi Anissa, a non-profit organisation, over two weekends and saw the distribution of rice packets to underprivileged families and new Hari Raya outfits to selected children. Also organised was a “free market” for the villagers.

On June 11, Sentuhan Kasih kicked off with the distribution of 10kg rice packets to 100 underprivileged families and the presentation of new Hari Raya outfits to some 100 children at Sekolah Rendah Agama Zahidiah.

Yesterday, PGB staff reconvened at the school to organise a “Hari Raya free market”, a marketplace where the needy can get their Hari Raya essentials without paying a single cent.

PGB’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Bahrin Ahmad helping a kid to find Hari Raya outfits at the Free Market. - BERNAMA
PGB’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Bahrin Ahmad helping a kid to find Hari Raya outfits at the Free Market. – BERNAMA

Some 200 selected underprivileged families were offered a wide range of pre-loved items including apparels, headscarves, handbags, shoes, toys and accessories that were donated by PGB staff.

“It is part of our way to bring smiles to the less-fortunate this Aidilfitri,” said PGB Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Bahrin Ahmad. “It is indeed heartening to see their happy faces, especially the children.”

This year marks PGB’s third Sentuhan Kasih Aidilfitri programme. The first two were also organised in the month of Ramadhan, for smaller groups of about 20 families in Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya, Selangor, respectively.