The world of Tzu Chi Nov-Dec 2022 (Vol.144)

2022 • 12 30 ocal News Postscript: Kaganapaty succumbed to his illness in the wee hours of October 22. Translated by the Tzu Chi Translating Team In addition to the usual food catering, the October 2022 “Healthier Me 21-Day Challenge” was enhanced with three whole-food plant-based (WFPB) cooking classes, held on October 15 and 16, and November 6, at the Tzu Chi Continuing Education Centre at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. The 282 participants attended the classes either physically or virtually, where the instructors not only shared about WFPB nutritional guidelines and demonstrated the right food preparation techniques, but also assessed the participants’ learning through a group cooking contest. The new diet style over 21 days has allowed everyone to enjoy the pure taste and flavours of natural food. Prior to Diwali, Tzu Chi Malacca volunteers especially delivered festive gift boxes and coupons to redeem pre-loved clothing for 74 Indian care recipient families. Then, on October 16, volunteers held a celebration for Kaganapaty a/l Marimuthoo, who suffered from terminal cancer. Six Indian care recipient families living nearby were invited to join the celebration. Besides traditional dishes and performances, the volunteers also prepared a cake for Kaganapaty, whose birthday fell on October 27. As he made a wish, Kaganapaty expressed, “I am very happy! Very happy!” KL & Selangor I 15.10–06.11.2022 Malacca I 13–16.10.2022 Eating Right for a Healthier Self A Diwali Light of Love By Kong Siew Yen Photo by Look Foot Seong By Julie Yen Yu Chu Photo by Lee Kin Chee