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PERKUMPULAAN MELAYU DI KANDI, Kandy Malay Association held a Table Sale and Fair at the YMCA Auditorium, Kandy in December 2016 as a Fund Raiser to support needy students in their education and offer Scholarships to further their studies.
This is an annual program conducted by KMA for nearly Three decades, which is offered to the lesser affluent irrespective of religion, race and community. Stationery and School books are offered at the beginning of the Academic year besides a Monthly Bursary to be drawn from the nearest Bank of the recipient student pursuing University and Higher Education.
The Fair was declared open by MR. BENNY PERERA a leading Businessman and Philanthropist, and a vibrant Member of Kandy Elders’ Society. The Fair had over 20 Trade Stalls of Handicrafts ,Sarees and Shalwars, Adults and Kids’ Garments, Home Decor, Fancy Goods and Costume Jewellery, Plants and Toys, and footwear. The main attraction was the PASAR MELAYU the Malay Food Stall, done by the VANITHAS of KMA, carrying delicious Malay cuisine such as Malay Dodol, Chutney, Pickle, Sillara, Pasthol and Sathey. The day culminated with a grand raffle draw which saw valuable prizes being handed over.
The Kandy Malay Association was founded in 1968 and is nearing its Golden Jubilee. The team of organizers was led by Sudari. Doreen Buksh, ably assisted by Sudaris’ Seenar Samath, Naleefa Mohomed, Farah Jayah, Rozeen, Connie, Ayesha and the Hony. Treasurer Saudara Farook Hannan and Fareen Ghaffoor.