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Wednesday October 31, 2012

Students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan organise carnival to strengthen community ties

For speed lovers: A group of students taking part in a drifting stunt during the event. For speed lovers: A group of students taking part in a drifting stunt during the event.

PASIR GUDANG: In an effort to strengthen community ties and create closer bonds especially among the youth, students of Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan organised a two day youth carnival at the campus here recently.

The carnival which included games such as futsal, kabbadi, and netball and even a charity run aimed at collecting funds for the Rakhine refugees in Myanmar.

Event organising chairperson Ahmad Hariz Yahya,20, said that the event was the first which included the participation of people outside the polytechnic.

Having fun: A group of students taking part in a futsal match organised at the carnival at Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan in Pasir Gudang recently. Having fun: A group of students taking part in a futsal match organised at the carnival at Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan in Pasir Gudang recently.

“We are happy that we have managed to garner so much of support from the surrounding community.

“We have also managed to raise about RM3,000 so far for the refugees in Myanmar,” he said.

Ahmad Hariz added that more than 150 people took part in the charity run and they aimed to collect a total of RM6,000 for the cause.

“We believe that students need to play a bigger role especially relating to world issues and concerns in the country,” he said.

He added that events such as the youth carnival helped students and youths come up with positive programs and events and created more responsible and forward thinking young people.

“Many of us are looking for outlets to help and programs such as this enable us to give back to society in our own little way,” he said.

Ahmad Hariz said many activities were lined up throughout the carnival and it also included dance performances, an auto show and other activities.

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