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Seremban's Scholarship Awards Presentation Ceremonies

Written by  By Wong Siew Chin, Lok Ai Lean & Then Hon Keong, Seremban/ Translated by Hew Kwee Heong

A beautiful scene of mutual respect.【Photograph by Siow Yau Chu】

Tzu Chi Seremban recently held a Tamil Session of the Scholarship Awards Presentation Ceremony. Students from Tamil Schools performed an Indian Dance; and Teacher Puspa was the Master of Ceremony.


On December 8, 2012, Tzu Chi Seremban held two Scholarship Awards Presentation Ceremonies at Sin Hua Chinese Primary School Hall, Seremban. This was followed by another ceremony on December 9, at the IPP Community Hall, Port Dickson. A total of 742 students from 64 schools received the scholarship awards. Principals, teachers and parents were also present at the ceremonies.

It was truly touching

At the beginning of the year, Tzu Chi Seremban invited schools to recommend candidates from low-income families for the scholarship awards.

Nikhel Hind Singh from Bukit Mewah Secondary School was one of the successful applicants. Son of a Tzu Chi care-recipient, the very grateful Nikhel said the scholarship is very helpful to him and his family.

Movinesh A/L Thevamunisvaran from Ladang Senawang Tamil Primary School felt lucky to receive the scholarship. His family is in dire need of financial aid as his father earns a meager income as a warehouse-keeper. Movinesh has 3 other siblings.

Mr Lee Foo Choy from Mantin cried when he saw how respectful and sincere the volunteers were when they presented the gifts to the students on stage. Mr Lee, who came with his two children, is not working because both his legs were injured in a workplace accident.

Nadrah Binti Abdul Rahman works as a janitor in a school in Port Dickson. She sends her 5 children to Chinese schools. This time, her 4th child received Tzu Chi's scholarship.

Interesting programmes

To make the presentation ceremonies more interesting, the Organizing Committee invited children from the Parent-child Bonding Class and Teenagers' Class to perform a sign language performance, and Great Love Mothers to present a drama on environmental protection.

For the Tamil session, students from Cairo Tamil School and Ladang Lenggeng Tamil School entertained their audience with a traditional Indian dance!

Teacher Puspa from Ladang Lenggeng School volunteered to be the Master of Ceremony. She was touched by the humility shown by the volunteers to the needy people.

Great love transcends all religious and racial borders

Joseph Thomas, Principal of Ladang Senawang Tamil School, had attended last year's Tzu Chi's scholarship presentation ceremony. He said he likes Tzu Chi because he had witnessed the selfless great love in this organization.

Eighty percent of Ladang Senawang's students are from low-income and single-parent families.

This year, 16 of their students qualified for Tzu Chi's scholarship because they all achieved 100% attendance following the Study Grant given by Tzu Chi last year. With the money, they bought new uniforms, bags, shoes and so on. The award also gave the students the incentive and confidence to go to school everyday.

Principal Joseph said that his assistant helped to ferry the children to the ceremonies that day.



May all the scholarship recipients face their challenges with positive attitude and courage, as there is light at the end of the tunnel!

 

Students from Cairo Tamil School performing a traditional Indian dance on stage.【Photograph by Bernard Chong Voon Fui】 Mr Lee Foo Choy is grateful to Tzu Chi for recognising his children's performance.【Photograph by Siow Yau Chu】

Students from Cairo Tamil School performing a traditional Indian dance on stage.【Photograph by Bernard Chong Voon Fui】

Mr Lee Foo Choy is grateful to Tzu Chi for recognising his children's performance.【Photograph by Siow Yau Chu】
Principal Joseph Thomas was happy to see that Tzu Chi assists people regardless of race and religion.【Photograph by Siow Yau Chu】 Nadrah donated her “loving-kindness” into the piggy bank.【Photograph by Cho Tiong Chai】

Principal Joseph Thomas was happy to see that Tzu Chi assists people regardless of race and religion.【Photograph by Siow Yau Chu】

Nadrah donated her “loving-kindness” into the piggy bank.【Photograph by Cho Tiong Chai】

 

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