European Union Embassy Malaysia made a visit to Sri Subramaniar Temple
On 9/2/2022 in conjunction with United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week which is celebrated on the 1st week of February every year, the delegation from the European Union Embassy Malaysia with the cooperation of Malaysia Hindu Sangam made a visit to Sri Subramaniar Temple, Bandar Sunway.
The entourage was lead H.E. Michalis Rokas – Ambassador and was also joined by Timo Goosmann – Deputy Head of Mission, Head of Political and Press & Information Section
Virpi Kukkasniemi-Leino – Political Counsellor
Norman Goh – Press & Information Officer
Timea Magony – Political Officer
Paveethra Rajagopal – Press & Information Trainee
Luqman Kamaruzzaman – Youth, Cultural & Education Consultant
Malaysia Hindu Sangam was lead by TMM Mr. C.M. Kopalan – Vice President 1 and was also joined by VN Mrs. Gowri PS Thangaya – Hon Gen. Sec., VN Mr. Kavi Arasu Arumugam – Hon Treasurer / temple Secretary and VN Mrs Radha – Asst. Treasurer.
The Sri Subramaniar Temple was lead by Dato R. Manivasagan – temple Chairman and was also joined by trustees and several committee members.
We are very grateful to Dato and temple committee for the warm welcome/reception and kind hospitality arranged for the visit. The welcome pooja and tour of the temple was very enlightened. The EU Entourage was very impressed with the kindergarten managed by the temple.
The EU delegation also had a short dialogue to gather more information on the level of religious tolerance in Malaysia and got our views on the problems and struggles currently faced by Hindu religion, temples and Hindus overall. It was a fruitful dialogue and His Excellency the Ambassador expressed his wish to further connect and meet in different forums. MHS would like to thank and congratulate Sri Subramaniar Temple’s Chairman Dato R Manivasagan and his able committee members for the success in managing the temple as good model community based temple. Manamaartha Nalvaalthukkal🙏