KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday 20 December 2005 - Collections amounting to RM1,780 were handed over to the High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the city today.
Students of UCSI, with the support of the office of the Vice President of Research and Corporate Affairs led by Professor Dr. Norfadzillah Hitam, launched a fundraising campaign in aid of the countrymen of their Pakistani course mates.
We regret that we could do nothing to help the victims when it happened, but we will do what we can to help bring some relief to the victims. Representatives from the Student Council and our Pakistani students will be calling on every class next week to ask for your donations, wrote UCSI President and Vice Chancellor, Peter T. S. Ng, in an email to staff and students.Student Council members, accompanied by Pakistani students pursuing their tertiary education at UCSI, took turns visiting classrooms just before the semester ended. Even students from Sekolah Sri Sedaya, a subsidiary of the UCSI Group, contributed selflessly towards this fund.Some of the little boys and girls were so generous that it really impressed many of us when they took out whatever they had from their wallets to put into the donation box. Some of them, who did not have their wallets, even asked us to wait while they ran back to their classrooms to get their money to give away to charity, said Dominic Luk, President of the UCSI Student Council, describing the response of the children during their visit.
UCSI Vice President of Business Development, Associate Professor Lachman Tarachand, presented the cheque to Mr. Ameer Khurram Rathore, Head of Chancellery at the High Commission, in a low-key meeting.
On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I offer my sincere thanks to the UCSI community for their generosity, he said upon receiving the cheque from Tarachand, a Pakistani himself.
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