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TheMIND Education Fund Launch 2012
Date : November 24, 2012
Aim : To facilitate and coordinate the launch of TheMIND Education fund and TheMIND Award ceremony.
 
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TheMIND Education Fund Launch cum TheMIND Award Ceremony 2012 was successfully held on 24th November 2012 at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya. This would be certainly a milestone in TheMIND's history in fostering academic excellence among local Indian community. TheMIND Award is the first endeavor of TheMIND Education Fund to encourage and acknowledge the Malaysian Indian undergraduate students who have achieved exceptional academic goals with active involvement in extra co-curriculum activities and have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and participation in community-based support programs

This event started with welcoming speech from Dr Kanagi Kanapathy, TheMIND President. In her speech, she elaborated on the various education based activities conducted by TheMIND to uplift the local Indian community to achieve excellence through education. Following the welcome remarks, TheMIND Education Fund was launched by Y. Bhg. Prof. Dr-Ing. Ir. Renuganth Varatharajoo, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Relations) Universiti Putra Malaysia. He complimented TheMIND's inspiration in assisting the Indian community through educational development and requested other Indian NGOs to follow the footprint of TheMIND and integrate their energy for the betterment of Indian community. Following the official launch, a motivational talk was delivered by Dato' Dr. R. Palan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SMR Technologies. His talk on 'Creating Your Own Rainbow' exposed the participants to their innate skills in order to understand and appreciate their inner ability for peaceful and successful life. The next item in the itinerary was the presentation of the TheMIND Award. At the end of the ceremony, the Project Director Assoc Prof Dr Rajesh Ramasamy thanked all invitees, VIPs, volunteers, committee members, media members and the TheMIND Education Fund Panel members for their significant contributions to the event. After a high tea/networking session, the event concluded well at 6.30 pm.
 
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