fbpx
Connect with us

Social Stories

Kind M’sians Unite to Clean Up Rubbish After Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves, Penang & Ipoh

Published

Kind M'Sians Gather At Batu Caves, Penang &Amp; Ipoh Temples To Clean Up Rubbish After Thaipusam Festival - World Of Buzz
Source: Facebook & Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Thaipusam events are bound to be a little messy as thousands gather together at temples for the annual occasion. Piles of rubbish are often left at the various locations with empty food packages and drink cartons thrown on the streets and into drains – though it must be said that all Malaysians are guilty of this.

This was the reason the “Clean Thaipusam” project was started – to reduce the amount of litter surrounding the temple area, and to encourage devotees on the importance of having a clean environment.

83927438 2878519255532308 1387261620425588736 O

Source: facebook

According to Malay Mail, film director JK Wicky brought the initiative back this year with enough volunteers to clean the temples at Batu Caves, Penang and Ipoh.

He said that the event was well-planned with a core team of 100 committee members.

Wicky was inspired to start this initiative when he noticed all the rubbish that was thrown and strewn everywhere during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves ever since he was young.

Special thanks to Far East Packaging group for sponsoring us 300 units of rubbish bins for Thaipusam Festival held at Batu Caves, Penang and Ipoh. #cleanthaipusam #thaipusam2020

Posted by Clean Thaipusam on Sunday, February 9, 2020

“People still don’t have the awareness of cleanliness, and that was what drove me to create educational videos on Facebook, with the intention of attracting people as volunteers to clean the area throughout the three days,” he said.

“A lot of planning had been done to prepare the videos by making it informative through photos, facts about the type of waste and recyclables collected, and ways to reduce the rubbish.”

“Last year, we only had 10 volunteers on the first day of Thaipusam, but after posting photos about the initiative on Facebook , we had an increase to 40 volunteers,” he said, adding that people began to know about their effort once pictures of the before-and-after event were posted online.

This year, 750 people signed up to be volunteers!

Our PENANG team did an amazing job for the first session of the day at Thannirmalai Temple!#cleanthaipusam #Thaipusam2020

Posted by Clean Thaipusam on Friday, February 7, 2020

The initiative also encouraged people to donate their hair that can be used to make wigs for cancer patients. “Hair offering” booths were set up where women with long hair can donate their hair for a good cause.

“This is the first time we are organising this hair donation, and we want to see whether the response will be good enough to continue it next year,” Wicky said.

This family is amazing! Thank you Anuradha and Family for donating your hair for cancer patients. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Clean Thaipusam on Sunday, February 9, 2020

What a great initiative! It’s so nice to see fellow Malaysians gathering together to do something for the environment. Good job, guys!

 

Also read: Face Masks Ineffective Against Coronavirus, Keeping Hands Clean Is Best Prevention Method

Face Masks &Amp; Gloves Ineffective Against Coronavirus, Experts Say Washing Hands Consistently Is Best Prevention Method - World Of Buzz


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 31 Collage 31
News23 mins ago

M’sian Family Shocked to Find That Their New House in Ipoh Had Collapsed Due to Landslide

A local family of five was recently shocked to find that a section of their new home in Taman Sri Perkasa...

Ft Ip Ft Ip
News1 hour ago

PDRM has Thousands of IP Addresses Linked to Child Porn But Lack Manpower to Act on Them

It’s a scary world out there as cases of sexual crimes as well as child porn have unfortunately increased. Recently,...

Feat Image Abang Johari Norway Wealth Fund Feat Image Abang Johari Norway Wealth Fund
News2 days ago

Sarawak To Establish Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund, Hopes To Replicate Norway’s Success

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that the territory is currently in serious talks with Norway...

Feat Image Mavcom Statement Feat Image Mavcom Statement
News2 days ago

MAVCOM: Airlines MUST Resolve Consumer Complaints & Provide Reimbursements Within 30 Days

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has stressed that the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code (MACPC) requires airlines to resolve consumer...

Ft Bald Ft Bald
News3 days ago

UK Court Rules That Calling Men ‘Bald’ at Work Will Now be Considered as Sexual Harassment

When it comes to verbal sexual harassment, what often comes to mind is someone making inappropriate comments about someone else’s...

My Post 38 My Post 38
News3 days ago

Can’t Wait To Go Clubbing? Here Are The SOPs Nightclub Operators & Patrons Must Follow!

It was recently announced that nightclubs would be able to reopen starting 15 May (Sunday). The National Security Council (MKN)...

Ft Period Ft Period
News3 days ago

Spain to Become 1st Western Country to Offer Menstrual Leave of Up to 3 Days Per Month

Most women have abdominal cramps, backaches, headaches, nausea, diarrhea which are all common symptoms of menstruation every month. This can...

Ft Water Ft Water
News3 days ago

Kelantan’s Dept MB Claims That The State Has a Lot of Water, But Nowhere to Store it

Every so often, the country faces a water shortage due to a myriad of different reasons. Several states have grown...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY