LABIS: UPSR 5A scorer S. Liingeshwaran never expected to be rewarded for his academic excellence at SJK (T) Cantuman Chaah with a brand new bicycle.
The Form One student of SMK Sri Bali was smiling away when he was called to receive the gift during the Ponggol celebration at his Alma Mater recently.
He was among 14 students, who scored 7As, 6As and 5As in last year’s Primary School Evaluation Test.
They received the bicycles, donated by various individuals and organisations, from guest of honour Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong.
“I did not know I would be getting a new bicycle.
“It is a very nice bicycle and I will cycle it to school,” he said during an interview after the event.
Liingeshwaran said he has been cycling to school, located about one km from his house, everyday.
Liingeshwaran, whose ambition is to become a software engineer aimed for 7As, but only got5As.
“I hope I will get straight As in the PMR next,” he said.
L. Dharshinidedi, who scored 7As in the UPSR examination, was happy to receive the bicycle.
“The support of parents and teachers was very important in achieving the good results,” said the student of SMK Munshi Ibrahim.
Headmaster G. Manoharan thanked the teachers and students for their hard work.
“I’m very proud of them and hope everyone will keep up the good work,” he added.
During the event, Chua, who is also Labis MP, announced an allocation of RM20,000 for the school’s building fund to build an open air hall.