By V. Sivaji

Proceeds from a golf tournament held in Hatyai, Southern Thailand helped fill up the coffers for the restoration and renovation work being carried out at the Wadda Gurdwara here in Georgetown, Penang.

Well-wishers and donors took part in the golf tournament.

Lending presence was Penang Deputy Chief Minister 11 YB Jagdeep Singh Deo.

“The legacy of the 122 year-old Gurdwara legacy will continue. 

“I am happy to be here in Hatyai at this fundraising golf event for the restoration and renovation of the Wadda Gurdwara, a 122 year old Class 1 heritage building.  As we continue with our efforts that has brought the total collection from RM2.5 million to RM2.7 million to fund the RM6 million project.

“The state government has also contributed close to RM1 million.

“I thank all donors for coming forward to contribute and also play a round of golf for a good cause”, said Jagdeep. 

All participants and sponsors were treated to a well- deserved dinner at the prize presentation ceremony. 

The 122 year-old Gurdwara is the oldest in the country and is listed as a national heritage site.