DIKA College’s homecoming event “An Evening of Stars” saw an impressive turnout of 250 alumni, staff and current students who gathered for a high-tea.
In his welcoming address, Mohan Dallumal, from the organising committee, noted that Dika was not just an educational institution but family.
The hall reverberated with the crowd’s enthusiastic response as Mohan spoke, a reflection of how the crowd felt about their alma mater.
“At Dika, there is a culture of caring and sharing,” said Mohan who thanked staff and students for their hard work in organising the event months beforehand.
In addition to the tucking in of the delicious spread at MTree Hotel, Puchong Jaya, guests were treated to lucky draws and performances by students, both past and present.
There was a special tribute to the college’s founder, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad, whose vision sowed the seeds that saw the birth of the college.
“Dika’s programmes have crossed borders and are internationally accepted by institutions in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Britain and many more.
“This could not have been possible without the support from the staff and students,” he added.
To-date, Dika has nurtured more than 700 graduates who are actively contributing in the early childhood and special needs education sectors.
The college’s chief executive officer Pua Chee Ling said in all their programmes, including the latest in education entrepreneurship, the college would “Inspire to Aspire”, which is also their new tagline.
A highlight at the event was a special ceremony to award lecturers for their service and dedication.
Ong Tan Tan, a graduate of Dika College’s first batch, travelled from Singapore for the event.
”Dika is where I found my passion and purpose and I will forever be grateful to the college,” she said.
“The lecturers and staff at Dika College left a great impression on me.”