2nd October 2016
9th RLA Day Cum Appreciation Day was held on the 2nd October 2016 starting at Safra Punggol Clubhouse. IMSSA took great pleasure in supporting the RLA Foundation in this gracious occasion. This year, IMSSA took great pleasure in support this gracious event a few teams of volunteers, namely the ushers, receptionists and our very own henna artists. All the participants of the walk were well facilitated to their reception and enjoyed the pretty designs on their hands following it.
In 2005 , the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) set up Rahmatan lil Alamin (Blessings to All) Committee spearheaded by the mosques in Singapore to promote and organise activitie
s that demonstrate the attributes of the Singaporean Muslim community being one that brings blessings to all. This effort was further strengthened with the formation of the RLA Foundation in 2009 which seeks to offer project grants to youth groups and association to build passion and capabilities in volunteerism and humanitarian work both locally and abroad.
This year, the RLA movement celebrated its 11th anniversary in touching the hearts and enriching the lives of many challenged communities through its many programmes and activities. To chronicle its 11 year journey and the progress it has made in spreading the culture of compassion, the RLA Foundation organised the 9th RLA Day 2016. The theme for this event was “Empowering a Caring Community –Together”.
Minister of State for Communication and Information, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and Chairman of
Onepeople.sg Mr Janil Phutucheary was the Guest of Honour at the event which was hosted by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information, and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs.
About 70 participants from IMSSA gathered at Punggol Safra Clubhouse at 7.30am. After the guests arrived, there was a Mass Light Warm Up exercise to prepare all the participants of the event for the morning walk to Masjid Al-Islah. Flagged off at Punggol Safra Clubhouse, the “Spirit of Caring” Walk took place with a total of about 300 participants who walked to Masjid Al-Islah.
The walk created opportunities for all participants to care for others as they walked alongside participants whom they have never met. Following the walk, Humanitarian Projects (2015) and Projects funded by RLAF Grants to various recepients were presented at Masjid Al-Islah.