President’s Message

May 2017

Namaskaram and Swagatham!

Dear Community Members,

Welcome to all returning and new Committee members, and welcome to what I envision will be another great year for the Selangor & Federal Territory Malayalee Association (SFTMA).

The Selangor & Federal Territory Malayalee Association (SFTMA), is a cultural non-profit organization.  The objective of SFTMA is to serve as a forum to promote and to facilitate social and cultural interactions among its members and their families.  Its numerous cultural activities make it possible for the continued expression of the Malayalee heritage to all, especially to the younger generation.

For over 60 years SFTMA has been successfully led by committed leaders who have sacrificed their time and energy to ensure that the objective of the Association is continued. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of you for your prior and continued service and contributions to SFTMA.  While I have the pleasure of serving as the Association President for 2017-2019, the success of the Association would be impossible without the active support of our members, Patrons and the elected Committee members.

Please note that a number of exciting programs and events are being planned for 2017-2018, some of which continue the long-standing SFTMA’s traditions.  Most importantly for the success of any Samajam, I urge and welcome our young men and women residing in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to take a step forward in becoming members of SFTMA and making it even more dynamic.   The Committee Members and I humbly request your continued involvement in as many events as possible and to encourage other Malayalees who might not already be involved in the Association to become involved.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our Committee with any questions, comments or concerns. Our contact information so you may reach us directly can be found on the contact page on this website.

I look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our many events this year.

Hilda Alposilva
Selangor & Federal Territory Malayalee Association