By Syamimi Husna Saji
KUCHING: An open day programme for the floating Masjid India was held here yesterday with the aim of improving the public’s perception that the mosque is not just for Muslims.
“In addition to that, this programme is in response to the state government’s call to make this mosque one of Kuching City’s tourism icons, as well as to promote harmony in a multi-cultural community in Sarawak,” said Hidayah Centre Foundation Sarawak (HCF) manager, Fathurrahman Othman.
Several programmes were held by HCF in collaboration with various parties such as the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department (Jais) to encourage the community — regardless of race or religion — to come celebrate the programme.
Various activities were held such as a free healthcare check, a tour of the mosque, activities for children, display booths and a photobooth on ‘How I Look with Hijab’.
Also present was Masjid India committee chair Dr Shajahan Sayeed Ahmad.