Gotong Royong for Malaysia Day 2016

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‘Gotong Royong’ is the Malay word for communal work where people of a locality come together to carry out community-centric tasks such as cleaning up the environment by clearing litter and garbage and cleaning out public drains. In celebration of Malaysia Day, Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with Majlis Perbandaran Bentong (Bentong Municipal Council) organized the annual Gotong Royong for the second year running. The objective was to clean up Jalan Chamang, Bentong, so that tourists and visitors could enjoy their journey to Chamang Waterfall. In addition, a cleaner environment would help prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail arriving at Kechara Forest Retreatt / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail tiba di Kechara Forest Retreat

We were honored to have the Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, to officiate the event at 8.30am, 16th September 2016 in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). In his speech, YDP thanked Kechara for taking the initiative in organising this event, explaining that clearing the environment helps to curtail the spread of mosquitoes, particularly Aedesmosquitoes that spread dengue fever as well as the latest strain, Zika. He also added that he hopes this community service effort will continue on a yearly basis every Malaysia Day.

The event saw 85 volunteers from Kechara, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Alam Flora (Environmental Management), SW Corp and Jabatan Perhutanan (Forestry Department) working diligently and harmoniously in true community spirit, covering a four-kilometer radius from the entrance KFR on Jalan Chamang right to the famous Air Terjun Chamang (Chamang Waterfall). The YDP was also seen participating in the clean up alongside his staff and volunteers from Kechara.

YDP Mohammad Shahid helps to clear trash from the surroundings/ YDP Mohammad Shahid membantu mengutip sampah di kawasan persekitaran

Kechara would like to thank the following kind sponsors for their contributions:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading who sponsored gardening tools such as wheelbarrows, spades, gloves, face masks and disposable garbage bags. KLH is one of the main suppliers of building materials for KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal who sponsored the food and beverages for the event. Tawakal serves some of the best halal food in Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong who provided the use of one lorry.
  4. Alam Flora who provided the use of one backhoe and one lorry.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan who sponsored 30 trees.
  6. Mr Simon Lee, one of the building contractors for Kechara Forest Retreat, who sponsored the rental of canopies, tables, chairs and sound system.
  7. Mr Kent Liew, another building contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat, who secured sponsorship for the use of a backhoe from CTM Machinery and a lorry from Pam Kim Fatt.
  8. Mr Eddie Loke, the electrical contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat for use of his lorry.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who have made this community event possible, from those who contributed financially and in kind, to those who spent their holiday volunteering for a good cause.

We hope to see everyone again next year. Let’s keep our environment clean!

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Kechara House

 


 

Gotong Royong Hari Malaysia 2016

Gotong Royong merupakan kegiatan masyarakat di mana anggota masyarakat bersatu tenaga bersama-sama melakukan suatu aktiviti muhibah seperti membersihkan kawasan persekitaran dengan mengutip sampah-sarap dan membersihkan longkang-longkang awam.

Sempena merayakan Hari Malaysia, Kechara dan Tsem Rinpoche Foundation dengan kerjasama Majlis Perbandaran Bentong menjalankan akitiviti Gotong Royong buat kali kedua tahun ini. Tujuan Gotong Royong ini adalah untuk membersihkan Jalan Chamang supaya para pelancong dan pelawat dapat menikmati persekitaran yang bersih ketika berkunjung ke air terjun Chamang. Kawasan persekitaran yang bersih juga akan mencegah nyamuk-nyamuk daripada membiak.

YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail makes the opening speech to all present / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail memberi ucapan perasmian kepada para hadirin

Kami rasa besar hati dengan kehadiran Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail yang merasmikan acara Gotong Royong pada jam 8.30 pagi, 16 September 2016 di Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Dalam ucapannya, beliau mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Kechara kerana mengambil inisiatif untuk menganjurkan acara ini dan beliau menjelaskan bahawa dengan membersihkan kawasan persekitran kita, pembiakan nyamuk boleh dihapuskan, khususnya nyamuk Aedes yang menyebabkan demam denggi dan virus Zika.

Beliau berharap acara Gotong Royong ini akan dijadikan acara tahunun setiap Hari Malaysia. Dalam acara ini, sukarelawan dari Kechara, Kechara Soup Kitchen, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Alam Flora, SW Corp, Jabatan Perhutanan, bekerjasama dengan penuh semangat muhibah membersihkan kawasan sekitar 4 kilometer dari KFR, di antara Jalan Chamang dan Air Terjun Chamang. YDP juga turut menyertai akitiviti pembersihan ini bersama-sama kakitangannya serta para sukarelawan Kechara.

Educating others on the importance of community service by example, a humble YDP Mohammad Shahid has no reservations about picking up trash, a job perceived as lowly in most societieseladan dan pengajaran yang baik tentang betapa pentingnya kegiatan masyarakat, YDP Mohammad Shahid, seorang yang rendah diri, tidak pun berasa jijik untuk mengutip sampah, suatu pekerjaan yang dipandang rendah pada lazimnya

Kechara ingin megambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada para penaja yang berikut:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading yang menaja kereta tolak, penyodok, sarung tangan, topeng muka dan beg-beg sampah. KLH merupakan salah satu daripada pembekal utama bahan-bahan binaan KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal yang menaja makanan dan minuman acara ini. Tawakal menyediakan antara makanan halal yang terbaik di Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong untuk kegunaan sebuah lori.
  4. Alam Flora bagi kegunaan sebuah lori dan sebuah pengorek-kaut.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan yang menaja 30 batang pokok Simon Lee, kontraktor KFR yang menaja kanopi, meja, kerusi dan sistem bunyi.
  6. Kent Liew, kontraktor KFR yang mendapat tajaan untuk kegunaan pengorek-kaut CTM Machinery dan lori Pam Kim Fatt.
  7. Eddie Loke, kontraktor elektrik KFR untuk kegunaan lori beliau.

Kami ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada mereka yang telah bersama-sama menjayakan gotong royong kali ini, para penaja yang telah menghulurkan sumbangan kewangan dan tenaga, juga kepada mereka yang telah menghabiskan masa cuti bekerja secara sukarela untuk tujuan yang baik.

Kami amat berharap akan dapat bertemu lagi pada tahun hadapan. Mari kita bersama-sama menjaga kebersihan persekitaran.

Yang Benar,
Lembaga Pengarah
Kechara House

Removing heavy debris: volunteers from Kechara Soup Kitchen do more than just feeding the homeless / Membuang sampah yang berat: Sukarelawan Kechara Soup Kitchen bukan sahaja memberi makanan kepada masyarakat yang memerlukanya, tetapi juga melibatkan diri dalam aktiviti seperti membersihkan alam sekitar

YDP Mohammad Shahid clears a pile of rubbish. The removal of garbage is important not only for aesthetic purposes, but for the safety of Bentong folks who frequent this road for recreational activities such as cycling and jogging/ YDP Mohammad Shahid membersihkan selonggok sampah sarap. Mengutip sampah sarap bukan sekadar untuk kecantikan alam sekitar sahaja, malah juga untuk keselamatan penduduk Bentong yang sering datang ke Jalan Chamang untuk berjogging atau berbasikal

The wonderful volunteers who spent their holiday cleaning up the environment / Sukarelawan yang menghabiskan cuti mereka membersihkan persekitaran

A big thank you to KLH Hardware’s kind sponsorship of wheelbarrows which made rubbish collection so much easier / Ribuan terima kasih kepada KLH Hardware atas sumbangan kereta tolak yang membolehkan pengutipan sampah sarap dengan lebih mudah

It’s never too early to learn how to serve the community / Tidak kira umur, kanak-kanak juga boleh belajar melibatkan diri dalam kegiatan masyarakat

The backhoe made collecting huge piles of rubbish a breeze! / Sumbangan kegunaan pengorek-kaut ini meringankan kerja-kerja mengutip longgokan sampah yang besar!

 


 

A Video of the Gotong Royong Event / Video Kegiatan Muhibbah Hari Tersebut:


Or view the video on the server at /Atau menonton melaui server: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/GotongRoyong2016.flv

 


 

Local Media Reports / Laporan Media Tempatan

Title / Tajuk: Shahid: 3 months Bentong War to prevent Zika virus starting next month / Mulakan kempen 3 bulan elak virus Zika menular

 

Title / Tajuk: Launch 3 months anti-mosquitoes campaign starting from October / Mulakan kempen 3 bulan menghapuskan nyamuk mulai Oktober ini

News report by Nanyang Siang Pao. To read the report please click here: http://www.enanyang.my/news/20160917/10月起3个月大扫除br-不让孑孓在文冬生存/

 

Title / Tajuk: Invite Together with Bentong to launch anti-mosquitoes Bentong War / Bersama-sama orang ramai untuk menjaga alam sekitar dan mulakan perang nyamuk bulan depan

News report by Sin Chew Daily. To read the report please click here: http://www.sinchew.com.my/node/1568194/邀市民一起照顾环境%EF%BC%8E文冬下月起人蚊大战

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