OKU Sentral celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons with the ILHAM Concert this Monday – Ras Adiba

OKU Sentral celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons with the ILHAM Concert this Monday – Ras Adiba

KUALA LUMPUR: The Central Disabled People’s Association (OKU Sentral) will celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (OKU) with an exciting performance of the ILHAM 2022 Concert featuring talented stage performers among the disabled, this Monday (Dec 19).
OKU Sentral president Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi said the 2022 ILHAM Concert will feature performances by friends with OKU in the hope that it will be able to lift their spirits and empower them because this concert is a platform to highlight their talents as performers.
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“There is no denying that the last two years have been a challenging period for our friends with disabilities. We have lost several of them and many have also lost loved ones and are struggling with financial problems.

“Therefore, it is time for us to celebrate them and experience their ‘miracle’ first hand and commemorate the International Day of Disabled Persons which is celebrated worldwide on Dec 3 every year,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Ras Adiba who is a senator representing the disabled community in the National Assembly hopes that more people will discover and appreciate this talented disabled entertainer.

This concert will take place in two sessions, at 3pm and 8pm at Stage 1 Theatre, Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Center (PJPAC), Pusat Beli-Belah 1 Utama.
Ras Adiba who is also the Chairman of the Malaysian National News Organization (Bernama) said he was grateful for being given the opportunity to carry out OKU Sentral’s mission in representing and empowering the disabled.
“I am very grateful to our friends with disabilities who are talented and agree to perform their talents and it is important for us to share their abilities and skills,” he said.
He also thanked all partners and supporters of the program including Hasanah Foundation, CIMB, CIMB Foundation, Sime Darby Foundation, Telekom Malaysia Foundation, Celmonzee Wellness and Glenreagh Sdn Bhd.

When contacted by Bernama, Ras Adiba said that the concert held on a large scale this time is hoped to expand its wings to overseas one day.
“We also hope that there will be an opportunity to bring this show to the whole country so that every state can see our show for the disabled with sponsorship from those who support us,” he said.
He said this time the concert promises more variety of performances consisting of singing, various dances including traditional and performances by children with disabilities.
For those interested in watching this concert can contact the parties involved, namely Eita at 012 325 0326 or Linda at 013 356 5939 for ticket reservations, places for both sessions are limited.

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