The Johor Silh community has rallied to raise funds to send high jumper Nauraj Singh's Father to the Rio Olympics.
Amarjit Singh the Father of the high jumper who is the first Malaysian athlete to qualify on merit for the Olympics in athletics had expressed his desire to see his Son in action in Rio on the 14tj and 16th of August.
However no one stepped forward to assist him until Johor Sikhs decided to do something.
A Golf game was held and RM10,000 was raised with another RM10,000 contributed by Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah the Crown Prince of Pahang and Dato Dr. Harjit Singh, the former President of Malaysian Cricket raised another RM7,500.
" We felt duty bound to help Amarjit and I am happy that many contributors stepped forward to lend s helping hand," said Manjit Majid Abdullah who is the Deputy President of Johor HA and Vice President of Malaysian Hockey.
" it is indeed a fathers desire to see his Son achieve success and what higher stage then the Olympics.
" It was a joint effort to raise the funds and we now have to get him the tickets for the event and we will seek head distance of the OCM."
For the record in 2012 when a heavily pregnant shooter competed in the London Olympics, the NSC paid for her husbands board and lodging while the air ticket was purchased by a leading national daily.