Bakti sets aside RM360,000 for disabled
SUBANG JAYA: The Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) has allocated RM360,000 to help the disabled this year, Bakti president Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said yesterday.
She also said the association had provided RM10,000 to state welfare bodies for distribution to disabled children in the various states.
"We can all also donate our services to the disabled in terms of manpower, skills, time and ideas instead of cash," she said after presenting Aidilfitri goodies in the annual "Semai Bakti" programme at the Mydin Hypermarket here.
Rosmah said she appreciated the efforts of Mydin Hypermarket and its managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin, for having pooled resources with Bakti in distributing Aidilfitri goodies on four occasions.
|Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor helping 6-year-old Muhd Haziq Irfan put on his new baju Melayu after presenting Aidilfitri goodies to the disabled at the Mydin Hypermarket in Subang Jaya. With her are Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman (second from left) and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali (right). — NST picture by Effendy Rashid.|
She said she hoped more corporate organisations as well as young people with high academic qualifications would pool resources with Bakti to help the needy.
"I am grateful that the people have begun to realise the importance of helping the disabled during festive periods by provided aid in various forms, such as money, rice, festival clothing and hosting breaking of fast functions."
Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, wife of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, were also present at the function. -- Bernama