As mentioned few days ago, UMIC was involved in a small way in the organising of the above program. The program is being organised by SJKT Ladang Sungai Buloh and Majlis Guru – Guru Besar Daerah Kuala Selangor & Sabak Bernam.
The program started at 8.30am, but I arrived only at 9.15am. The first session (answering English paper was being handled by Mrs Raj from SJKT Methodist Kapar).
There were about 105 students who registered while about 10-15 have not done so at that time. Estimated 130 students came from 22 schools. Those from Sabak Bernam (2 schools were not able to make it due to transport and lack of teachers).
The next session was from 9.30am to 10.30am followed by opening ceremony and VIP speech till about 12pm. The VIPs were OMS Group of Companies’ director P.Thiagarajan (sponsor), Selangor State Education Department’s Tamil Schools Coordinator Mr Vallikannu, and UMIC’s representative Mr Gopal.
The student took lunch at 12.45pm, and the session continued at 1.30pm until 5.00pm. Five speakers were invited to provide tips and guidance for the students (most of those who attended were 7As candidates), each covering one subject.
Compared to last year, this time the students had a table to write on and the hall was air-conditioned. It was a program with least discomfort in my opinion.
Beside sponsoring lunch and token fee for the speakers, UMIC also provides a small token for the most participative student, to be selected by the organizers.
The program went well, but unfortunately I had to leave at 12.30pm due to other engagements. My only grouse is that there were so many speeches (I counted 6!). Even Gopal was “forced” to give one Will suggest to reduce this in the coming event.
Since there were many calls to organise a similar program for the average students, the organizers plan to hold a workshop in July. More updates will posted once available.