The Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM MUI) participated in revitalizing the 2023 Circumcision Holiday organized by Indonesian Philanthropy Journalists (Jufi) on 11 July 2023 at Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Mathlaul Anwar, Babakan Village, Gobang Village, Bogor Regency, West Java.
Chairman of Jufi, Wiyanto, said mass circumcision was a form of concern for helping others. “The activity is expected to help poor parents to circumcise their sons. In the future, Khitan Holiday is expected to involve even more participants. Of course, with the support of donors,” Wiyanto told the media on the sidelines of the event.
The head of the Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Mathlaul Anwar Babakan Foundation, Ustaz Iptahudin, thanked Jufi. “We are grateful for the mass circumcision event at our place. It is expected to be held in next years,” said Ustaz Iptahudin.
According to Ustaz Iptahudin, the 2023 Khitan Holiday is very helpful for low-income families around Babakan Village, Gobang Village. “The cost of circumcision is not cheap. So this activity is very beneficial,” said Ustaz Iptahudin.
Corporate Secretary, Raafqi Ranasasmita, said that LPPOM MUI continues to be committed to providing benefits to the Indonesian people in various forms. “This activity is a form of social responsibility that we carry out for the community. In the future, LPPOM MUI will continue to provide various programs for the community,” he explained.
One of the social programs that is routinely carried out is the Syawal Festival. This program is facilitation assistance and technical guidance on halal certification for Micro and Small Enterprises (UMK) actors. This year, the LPPOM MUI Syawal Festival was attended by 2,282 technical assistance participants and 30 slaughterhouses (RPH), which are certified. (YN)