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“I miss my family so long”: Migrant workers stuck in S’pore welcome Deepavali cheer from NGOs

Mathiyalagan Annalakshmi Ranjithkumar, 26, typically spends Deepavali enjoying fun activities with friends and family, such as playing games, watching movies and swimming.

Many migrant brothers in Singapore are unable to return home for Deepavali for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.


But since he came to work in Singapore from Tamil Nadu nearly three years ago, he has not been able to return to visit his family or celebrate festive occasions with them. He was also not able to be with his family when his grandmother passed away about four months ago.


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