IJM Land returns for the second time to help three underprivileged families in Seremban this ‘Festival of Lights’ celebration
Seremban, 21 October 2019 – As we look forward to the ‘festival of lights’ celebration, IJM Land Berhad has made it their mission to provide support and extend joyfulness to three underprivileged families in Seremban by organising in its second year, the ‘Deepavali Charity Cheer’ Programme, aim to lend a helping hand to unfortunate families to prepare for the upcoming festival. In conjunction with Deepavali, IJM Land hopes to instill awareness that the needful should not be forgotten during joyful occasions by reaching out and spreading compassion and goodwill among underprivileged families – where IJM Land provided them with monetary support of RM500 and groceries worth RM500, in the hopes of making a positive difference in their lives.
The IJM Land Deepavali Charity Cheer Programme team lead by Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager (Central Region) of IJM Land Berhad (front left) together with honorable guest (front right) Yang Berhormat Tuan Arul Kumar A/L Jambunathan, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Sumber Manusia, Perladangan dan Hal Ehwal Bukan Islam (Exco & Adun Nilai) bringing Deepavali cheer and support to Sandrakhanda and her family.
Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager (Central Region) of IJM Land Berhad said that we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, support and kindness, therefore this initiative allows the less fortunate to come along as one family and celebrate this occasion with joy. “At IJM Land, we believe that it is our core responsibility to provide our community with the necessities during this festive season, and we hope to make a positive impact in the lives of the less fortunate,” said Dato’ Hoo.
“Celebrations need not be confined in our own homes, consequently we gather annually with the underprivileged to celebrate festive occasions, in the efforts to spread happiness among families.” The initiative was led by Dato’ Hoo and staff members of IJM Land Berhad, who were also joined by honorable guest YB Tuan Arul Kumar A/L Jambunathan, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Sumber Manusia, Perladangan dan Hal Ehwal Bukan Islam (Exco & Adun Nilai). Goodie bags comprising grocery items of rice, cooking oil, flour, cookies and others were distributed to three families to lessen their burden in preparation for upcoming Deepavali celebration.
Additionally, a sum of donation was handed over to each family in an attempt to ignite smiles on their faces during the celebration. Among the recipients is 28-year-old Letchumy, who works as a dish washer at a local restaurant in Seremban to support her three young children, age 5 to 10, who are also not schooling due to lack of funds and ineffable hardships in her life. IJM Land also provided the kids with toys, stationeries and flashcards to learn at home and has put in the extra effort to work with Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat to assist Letchumy’s youngest son in obtaining a birth certificate.
Dato’ Hoo asserted that providing assistance to those in need goes beyond monetary support, donation or contribution in kind – but it can be in the form of visiting them and understanding their needs and background, to give them the help that they truly need. Dato’ Hoo also encourage for the public to take the initiative and opportunity to contribute and make a difference in the community we live in – especially during festive seasons where kindness is needed.
“For the second year now, we at IJM Land are still committed to help the well-being of the community through various initiatives including Deepavali Charity Cheer, and we hope to continue in the future, allowing us to work towards the betterment of the society and making it a better place to live,” said Dato’ Hoo. “We hope to light up the lives of these families, and to give them some hope and respite from their daily financial woes – giving every family a chance to move towards a better future.” For more information on the above initiative, please log on to http://seremban2.ijmland.com/
About IJM Land
Since 1989, IJM Land Berhad (“IJM Land”) has been committed to redefining the property landscapes in the region. Beyond the world-class townships delivered, IJM Land is committed towards creating a positive legacy for communities to live well and thrive. As part of IJM Corporation Berhad, a strong sense of responsibility drives its business and its 620-strong team. What defines the company is its customer passion, innovative spirit, drive for excellence and sustainable practices. With a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM33 billion, IJM Land maximises its portfolio of undeveloped landbank of 4,000 acres which spans across key growth areas of Malaysia (Penang, Pahang, the Greater Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak), and as far reaching as China and the United Kingdom. IJM Land is fast becoming a global name known not only for its award-winning sustainable developments, but for the dreams it has made real. For more information on IJM Land, please visit: www.ijmland.com