Source: The Star Online
THE Hindu New Year gathering held at the Kalamandapam in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday was to bring the community together and create awareness on the many traditional aspects of the auspicious event.
Organised by the Malaysian Ceylonese Congress (MCC), Jalan Kelang Lama branch, it showcased a skit featuring a typical Hindu New celebration at home.
Jalan Kelang Lama MCC chairman K. Paramaraj said the skit was aimed at educating the younger generation on the reasons of the celebration and customs performed that day.
“It's just our way of reminding people of the traditional aspects of the day as well as bringing the community together to foster solidarity and harmony among members,'' he said.
J. Alysha, 6, the youngest performer in the skit, said she did not realise the meaning behind the New Year until she started practising for the skit.