Tan Sri Manickavasagam Scholarship Fund grants awarded

October 11th, 2012 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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 Though the amount is small, the grants can help to alleviate the financial burden faced by parents.  Hopefully the parents are able to source the balance amounts so that their children can complete their studies.


Lorry driver Muniandy Ratnam, 49, was in tears as he narrated how his daughter Selvamary had slogged to excel in her exams and qualify to pursue a medical degree.

“She had put in hours of non-stop studying. I had hoped and prayed that her dreams of becoming a doctor will come true because of her hard work and dedication,” said Muniandy, who works for a transportation company.

Muniandy was one of many proud parents who accompanied their children to receive the Tan Sri Manickavasagam Scholarship Fund grants from MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel at the party headquarters yesterday.

Selvamary is scheduled to leave for Kursk State Medical University in Russia on Monday to pursue a six-year medical degree programme.

<b>Tears of joy:</b> Muniandy relating how Selvamary (right) had slogged day and night to qualify for the scholarship.
Tears of joy: Muniandy relating how Selvamary (right) had slogged day and night to qualify for the scholarship.

She received RM15,000 that will go towards the initial RM43,000 payment required upon admission into the university.

The fees for the medical course will be entirely borne by Muniandy.

Muniandy said he told his daughter that she must come back after completing her studies to serve the country.

His other child, a son, is pursuing a Business Management course at a local institution.

Selvamary, 18, said her father was her role model and that she would make him proud by bring home her medical degree.

“Our family isn’t well off. In spite of this, my father ensured that my brother and I received the best,” she said.

Palanivel said RM1.1mil had been disbursed through the scholarship fund this year….

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/4/nation/12121313&sec=nation



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    sir. my name is manickavasagam .chennai

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