Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (centre) attends Deepavali open house at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre
With the Hari Raya mood still in the air, Indians nationwide on Monday celebrated a joyous Deepavali, with leaders and members of the community welcoming guests and friends at their open houses.
Blessed with fair weather in many areas, Hindu followers started their day with prayers at the temples followed by visits to open houses, a tradition practised by the country’s multiracial community during major celebrations.
The MIC, a Barisan Nasional component party, held its open house at the Dewan Merdeka in Putra World Trade Centre, here, from 10am to 1pm, attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and cabinet ministers.