Hari Raya Block Party
- September 23, 2022 12:49 pm
The Hari Raya Block Party was held on the 14th of May 2022, organised by the Racial Harmony Committee of IMSSA’s North Division, in collaboration with Nee Soon Central Zone 3 RC. The aim was to share the festive spirit with the elderly residents of Block 701B, whom we have had the blessing of serving since 2017. We were honoured to receive Nee Soon GRC Member, Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development as our Guest of Honour during this event. The invitation was also extended to everyone in the vicinity, and people of various ages were spotted at the event and even participated in the activities prepared.
Various booths to take pictures (Photo Booth), draw Henna (Henna Booth), play games (Toss & Win), and explore Arts & Crafts as well as to celebrate Mother’s Day were set up by our volunteers in hopes of forging stronger bonds with the Nee Soon community and to encourage cross-cultural communication between different ethnicities and cultures.
Here is what one of our volunteers shared about the event,
“After such a long time of Covid-19 restrictions, it was very heartwarming to see happy get-together sessions ! I am glad that we managed to cause a huge smile and engage various elderly and children with our booths. Looking forward to doing it again!”
As this was one of our first gatherings after the easing of Safe Management Measures, it was a delight to once again see the community out and about, mingling and celebrating the occasion and sharing the festive spirit of Hari Raya, while enjoying the delicious food prepared as well! Despite consistently serving the elderly residents of Block 701B for the past years, this event was successfully executed, making our elderly smile and creating long-lasting bonds.