Selangor Journal: Selangor keen on working with school uniformed bodies on volunteer progs — MB
GOMBAK, Aug 20 — The state government will cooperate with schools and uniformed organisations to carry out volunteer activities, via the Think Selangor programme.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the programme seeks to encourage and increase the number of volunteers in the state, including when disasters occur.
“Selangor needs more volunteers; they are in fact a crucial element of harmony in society.
“In the future, we will collaborate with schools and uniformed organisations, including the Army Cadets, the Police Cadets, the Girl Guides, the Scouts, and others to implement programmes that are already part of the state government’s initiatives, namely Think Selangor,” he said.
Speaking at a community event with the Gombak district’s Girl Guides at Dewan MPKK Kampung Sungai Tua Baharu yesterday, Amirudin said volunteer work was a chief contributor to Malaysia’s independence.
“When someone is willing to sacrifice and go above and beyond the call of duty, it reflects the spirit that brought independence to our nation.
“Without those who made such sacrifices, we would not have achieved independence. Happy Independence Day,” he added.