“Think, it’s the source of power,

Read, it’s the foundation of wisdom,

Work, it’s the price of success,

Charity, it’s the key to heaven.”

President of Mudaliar Association Malaysia

Dear Members,

Firstly, I wish to extend my gratitude to all Mudaliar Association of Malaysia’s members for your support, trust and believe in my leadership for the year 2016 to 2018. It has been a great honour to serve this esteemed Association together with the Executive Committee Members. Mudaliar Association in Malaysia had been in existence since late 1970’s till today. It had served our Mudaliar community in many areas and will continue its services to reach more Mudaliar from now onwards.

As all of you are aware serving the Mudaliar Association is a contribution towards our Mudaliar community and the ultimate objective is to uplift the status of Mudaliar community in our society.

Year 2016 to 2017 has been a tough year as all of us were struggling to make ends meet. All of us were very busy with our family and core work to continue our survival as a citizen of Malaysia. Despite the tight schedule, the Committee had organized a Charity Dinner to raise fund to support the Association which was held in September 2016, a Deepavali Luncheon to celebrate and unite members were held in November 2016, a special meeting with trustees and senior members were held in 2017 to finalise the members list and a futsal tournament were held in 2017 to nurture sportsmanship among youngsters in Klang. We wish to do more than what we have accomplished for the year 2017 to 2018 with the support of more Mudaliar members.

Membership drive will be the focus for this coming year to add more Mudaliar members to the Association. We are also approaching current members to be active and to come forward to serve Mudaliar community via our Association. Together we shall build a better and brighter future for all Mudaliar members and family.

I wish to express the theme for 2017 to 2018 as ‘Go Green’. This year Mudaliar Association of Malaysia will be planting one tree for each life members around Klang area to mark a drive to give back to Mother Nature what we had taken from her all this while. Members are invited to contribute and participate in the event to make it a success.

We are also making efforts to reactivate the education fund to support member’s children who are in need of fund to further their studies. For this to happen, Mudaliar Association of Malaysia will need to transform itself to be more dynamic and vibrant Association. In line with this, I call upon all members to come forward to participate actively in all activities organised by the Association.

Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their contribution and participation.

Thank you and best regards.

S.L. Kumar