KUALA TERENGGANU: Pre-university students were reminded to appreciate the sacrifices and contributions of their parents and teachers.
In making the call, SMK Chung Hwa Wei Sin (CHWS) principal Koh Boon Teng advised them to also take cognisance of the assistance provided by the various social organistions that had benefitted them.
“Remember that your path to educational success is a result of the financial support, nutrition, shelter, care and love provided by all these people.
“Your parents and teachers nurtured you to where you are today,” he told 17 Form Six pupils of his school who would be pursuing tertiary studies at various universities locally and abroad.
Koh added that the students had a responsibility and accountability to serve society later on in life.
“Your journey is just beginning.
“When you succeed, go ahead and make a name for yourselves in whichever field you wish to excel.
“And once successful, do not forget your roots and those who helped you.
“Come back and repay their generosity by assisting other students who similarly need help,” said Koh at a reception hosted by the Terengganu Chinese Assembly Hall at its premises in Jalan Bukit Kecil.
Present were Hall president Tan Beng San, his deputy Ong Thian Chin, SMK CHWS governors board chairman Kweh Beng Hui and its Parent-Teacher Association chairman Ho Chiew Yong.
Also present were Terengganu Chin Kang president Toh Seng Kee, Terengganu Chinatown’s Kuan Ti Temple committee chairman Tan Eng Seng and representatives from the Terengganu Teochew Association and Terengganu Hardware Suppliers Association.
Beng San later joined the leaders to hand over ang-pows to each of the ten girls and seven boys.
“The ang-pow is a token of appreciation from us and to spur the students to seek greater academic and professional excellence.
“This is the seventh year we have organised such a do,” said Beng San.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of the students, Seng Sher Meen, 20, said they were very grateful for the gesture from their elders and promised to become role model citizens.
Sher Meen said she would pursue law at the Brickfields Asia College in Kuala Lumpur, which offered a 2+1 programme with the final third year to be completed in Britain. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd