Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P Ramasamy at the event

By S. Arulldas

Rotarians have once again extended their hands to help to relieve the financial burden of less fortunate families to buy “Back to school” items for their children.

The foundation in this Back To School project distributed 21,000 school bags to students nationwide.

Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani, Yayasan Kelab-Kelab Rotary Malaysia (YKKRM) and Micron Memory Malaysia Sdn Bhd came together to put smiles on the faces of 1,000 students from 49 schools in the northern region, that includes Kedah, Penang and northern Perak by giving school bags.

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, officiated the event which was held at SJK (C) Seng Keow in Seberang Jaya on Sunday (3/11/19).

Ramasamy in his speech commended the charity and welfare work of the Rotarians, whose motto is “Service Above Self” to help the needy and the under privileged.

He said the state has initiated numerous public-private partnership to improve the quality of life of the people, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and Tech Dome and Penang Digital Library are result of the public-private partnership.

He said in this aspect the state has the responsibility to create skill personnel for the future of the industries in the state.

Ramasamy also praised the management of Micron Memory Malaysia Sdn Bhd for coming forward to help the less fortunate as their corporate social responsibility programme.

Also present was Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani President Choo Kai Hong, YKKRM Secretary Arvind U Gopi Kumar, Micron Memory Malaysia Sdn Bhd Managing Director Ramamoorthy Ganapathy Iyer, Micron Memory Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s Human Resources Director M. Moorthy and SJK (C) Seng Keow headmistress Siow May Wah.

Rotarians Fayis Asraf Ali, 32, and K.K. Ajith, also 32, from Calicut in Kerala, India who cycled 8,500 kilometers to promote and highlight the charity and welfare work of the Rotary Clubs world also attended the event.

Ramamoorthy said the company which is located in Prai Industrial Estate was eight month old and the management was willing to work with the state to develop the economy and the community.

Choo in his speech said Rotary Club of Sungai Petani would continue its responsibility to uplift the status of the poor and the less fortunate in literacy, health, and life style and their fight against single use plastic to save the mother nature..