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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 00:00

Tertiary Students Invited to Join "Sutra of Filial Piety" Performance

Written by  By Kok Mei Lin, Tee Ai Ven & Gan Chian Nee, Kuala Lumpur / Translated by Hew Kwee Heong

UKM's Collegiate Youth promoting their 'Sutra of Filial Piety' performance at a CNY Carnival held in their campus on March 30.【Photograph by William Cheung Kok Seng】

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor's Collegiate Youth Team will stage a musical sign language performance of the "Sutra of Filial Piety" in October this year. Tzu Chi's Collegiate Youth members, seniors and volunteers visited universities and colleges from March 27-April 3, to invite interested students to attend the briefing on April 3.


Tzu Chi KL & Selangor's Collegiate Youth Association (Tzu Ching) will organize a musical sign language performance of the "Sutra of Filial Piety" in October 2013. For this reason, Collegiate Youth members, seniors and volunteers went to universities and colleges to promote and recruit performers and assistants.

On April 3, a briefing was held at the Twelfth Residential College (Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College) of University of Malaya. A total of 347 students from 19 universities and colleges attended this briefing.

Motivation from the volunteers

It took the Collegiate Youth members and volunteers a week to successfully persuade these students to be part of this Sutra performance.  

Collegiate Youth Cadre, Luo Jian Li thanked volunteers for giving them a helping hand with the promotion when some new cadres wanted to give up after being rejected by friends. Their commitment and "never say give up" spirit had motivated the young volunteers to carry on.

The Multimedia University's (MMU) Collegiate Youth members, who were initially dejected, were re-energized by the volunteers' spirit and succeeded in inviting 33 people to the briefing.

Tzu Ching members also applied to the Organizer of the National University of Malaysia (UKM)'s March 30 Carnival, for a space to carry out their recruiting work. When the senior members were doing the recruiting, the younger members humbly learnt the skills.  

Although very tired after joining the UKM and University College Sedaya International (UCSI)'s activities, 3 volunteers (who are the Yi-de Fathers and Mothers) still proceeded to the student hostel in New Era College to carry out the door-to-door campaign.  

Volunteer Chew Eng Tzer said, "We must persevere!" The volunteers' company and spirit had given the young volunteers the confidence and courage to approach their friends, and finally good results were achieved.

On March 29 evening, the New Era's Collegiate Youth had a meeting to discuss their activity itinerary and prepare the promotional leaflets and Jing-Si aphorism paper rolls. After completing all that, they began their campaigning, starting with their own class.

"Fu-Hui" biscuits

MMU and Taylor's University recently held a "Help & Health Campaign" (March 26-28) and "NGO Awareness Campaign" (March 28-29) respectively in their campuses. At both events, Tzu Chi's Collegiate Youth and volunteers had set up a promotional counter. Instead of giving out bookmarks or leaflets, volunteers Chen Hsing Kuo and Lin Yong Chang came up with the idea of using cakes or biscuits. After visiting many bakeries, the duo found suitable products for their purpose at Free Mori, a Taiwanese shop.

Chen Hsing Kuo and Lin Yong Chang were attracted to a round biscuit with the "Pirate" image. They proposed to the boss, Mr You Kuan Zheng, to change the image to "Collegiate Youth" and he agreed.   

As the recipients of the "Fu-Hui" (Blessing & Wisdom) biscuits were very happy with this special gift, volunteers thought it would be a good idea to also give the same to participants of the April 3 briefing at University Malaya. So, they ordered another 500 pieces.



Tertiary students are the hope of our society. Lin Yong Chang, good friend of David Liu (former CEO of Tzu Chi Melaka and Singapore), who has become active recently, vowed to help Master Cheng Yen achieve her vow of purifying minds through accompanying the Collegiate Youth members. He said, "200 people is not enough; we must bring in 500 for the Sutra performance!"

 

The Collegiate Youth at Taylor's University promoting their Association, as well as, the Sutra performance.【Photograph by Chan Yunn Horng】 The students, who attended the promotional activity at Taylor's University, were very happy with the special gift - 'Fu-Hui' biscuits.【Photograph by Chan Yunn Horng】

The Collegiate Youth at Taylor's University promoting their Association, as well as, the Sutra performance.【Photograph by Chan Yunn Horng】

The students, who attended the promotional activity at Taylor's University, were very happy with the special gift - 'Fu-Hui' biscuits.【Photograph by Chan Yunn Horng】
Volunteers ordered 500 pieces of 'Fu-Hui' biscuits from Free Mori as gifts to participants of the April 3 briefing.【Photograph by Siow Lee Kien】 The cute 'Fu-Hui' biscuits were gifts for the participants.【Photograph by Siow Lee Kien】

Volunteers ordered 500 pieces of 'Fu-Hui' biscuits from Free Mori as gifts to participants of the April 3 briefing.【Photograph by Siow Lee Kien】

The cute 'Fu-Hui' biscuits were gifts for the participants.【Photograph by Siow Lee Kien】

 

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