|PCC Allan Cheah serving food ...|
Mutiara Lions today celebrated the "Festival of Lights" or Deepavali with children of the Shan Children's Home in Mount Erskine, Penang.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Mutiara Lions celebrated a festive occasion with children from the Shan Children's Home. In 2007, the Lions led by then President R. Ganeson celebrated Deepavali with the home in Butterworth; in 2008 President Emery Cheah led the Lions to celebrate Chinese New Year with the children and last year President Alan Cheah led the club in celebrating the Festival of Lights with the children in Mount Erskine.
|The children saying prayers before partaking their meal.|
The Children of the home were treated to a sumptuous Deepavali lunch and presented with Deepavali "red packets". Joining the Mutiara Lions in this simple lunch party was Region 1 Chairperson James Ong. Mutiara Lions present at the lunch were President Tina Tan, Past Council Chairperson Allan Cheah and Lady Lucy, Zone 1 Chairperson Alan Cheah & son, DC May Cheah, Organising Chairperson DC R. Ganeson and family; PP Leong Weng Khuan & Lady; PP Emery Cheah; 2nd VP Monica Sio & family; and Lady MY and daughter Pearly.
|Lions with the chidren of the home.|
|President Tina & PCC Allan Cheah presenting Deepavali "red packets" to the children.|
The children of the hope reciprocated the visit of the Lions by singing them three songs and wishing them "HAPPY DEEPAVALI".
|The Children singing for the Lions.|