Club keen to help promote local tourism

Gunasegaran: The JCSC clubhouse has facilities to organise events.

THE Johor Cultural and Sports Club (JCSC) is looking forward to being part of the Johor Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Jetco) in Singapore in promoting the local tourism and cultural sector.

JCSC president C. Gunasegaran said the group received an invitation from Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad to offer their service once the border reopened and Jetco had been set up.

“I believe that we have been chosen due to our capability in organising multicultural programmes and performances.

“Also, our JCSC clubhouse in Jalan Tun Abdul Razak has the facilities to organise such events.

“We hope that we can help the state government, especially in terms of regular trade visits to Johor, ” Gunasegaran said when met at the JCSC Christmas, Deepavali and New Year Day lunch at the JCSC clubhouse in Johor Baru.

He said details of the task would be discussed with Hasni in upcoming meetings between JCSC and the state government.

Gunasegaran also announced that the association was planning to introduce a youth football team for children below the age of 13 in March, during the club’s Sports Day Celebration.

“We are also planning to organise a cultural performance in June this year and our club’s centenary celebration in December.

“Hopefully the Covid-19 pandemic will be under control and has abated by then.”

On the club’s festive luncheon, he said the event was also to celebrate teachers and students who had recently received international recognition for their work and innovation.

SJK(T) Kangkar Pulai science teacher S. Gomathy, 49, said she was honoured to be recognised by the association for her work and hoped that more teachers would follow her footsteps in nurturing students who excel beyond the classroom.

“Teachers are the role models for their students and we have to lead by example.

“Anything we achieve or awards we get must be passed down so that the future generations will have something to refer to, ” she said.

Gomathy recently won the gold medals at the 5th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2020) for her invention of a mobile application that acted as a library for postgraduate students, as well as a series of hair products made from all-natural ingredients.

Meanwhile, SJK(T) Ladang Elaeis mathematics teacher Eswaran Balakrishnan said the team from the school won the Frog World Championship 2020 — an international competition that centred around the use of the FrogPlay gamified-learning application offered within Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).

“We only have about 25 pupils in our school and we have to compete with 3,000 other students from 13 countries.

“Under the leadership and guidance of our headmistress Manimekalai Athimolam, the children have shown their perseverance to win the top prize of US$3,000 (RM12,047), ” he said.

He added that the school was motivated to continue working hard and enter more competitions in future.

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