GKC’s last Hari Kanak-Kanak with beloved Prime Minister and First Lady 

On the 24th of July 2003, BAKTI organized their yearly special event for 400 less fortunate children from all over Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Television Airtime Services and Golden Kids Club were among the sponsors with GKC, being the only children-organizing partner, providing all the entertainment. Hari Kanak-Kanak Malaysia celebrates the joy of sharing and giving to ensure that all children enjoy the warmth of a loving family, the joy of having fun and being entertained and the opportunity to bond with other children from diverse backgrounds. 

For the fifth year running, TAS and GKC in conjunction with BAKTI have kept their commitment to better the lives of the unfortunate children from orphanages and the handicapped. The children were given a fantastic show that featured entertaining clowns that filled the tent with laughter, a Michael Jackson show which showcased smooth moves and Uncle Siow who amazed the children with his endless list of magic tricks. Too Phat got most of the children dancing and jumping around to their cool hip-hop tunes. 

The event was made even more special when the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad graced the occasion with his wife the Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, who is also the Yang Di-Pertua BAKTI. Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali were genuinely surprised when a birthday cake especially made for our beloved leader was presented by the Golden Kids Club on behalf of all the attendees. 

Being the last event patronized by the Prime Minister and the First Lady before his retirement, it was certainly a very emotional and teary-eyed event for the GKC members as they have grown very fond of and attached to Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Datin Seri Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. To commemorate their service to Malaysia and especially to the children, GKC presented them with a memento entitled “A tale of characters” depicting the greatness of and adoration for the Prime Minister and the First Lady.      

The numerous contributions by BAKTI, GKC and TAS to the success of Hari Kanak-Kanak BAKTI taught all participants generosity, humanity and compassion. All were very tired by the end of the day but the rewards far out-weighed the hard work and many hours of sweat put into organizing this event.