Passing a message of hope through lights


MUADZAM SHAH: Instead of taking to the streets to express their sympathy on the atrocities happening in the Gaza and Sri Lanka, the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) students chose to use oil lamps to pass their message.

Some 700 students lit up a total of 40,000 oil lamps, to form a giant lamp in its campus to show their love and support for peace all over the world.

University students affairs department deputy registrar Anuar Yahya said the theme was let the light within us make the world a better place.

The feat had also received recognition from the Malaysia Book of Record as the largest logo using a total number of 40,000 oil lamps.

The picture of the logo and arranging of the lamps by the students would be displayed at the Gallery Musuem in London soon, Anuar said.

He added that the project cost about RM5,000, some from the university fund and the rest sponsored by individuals and private firms.

He said the project was organised by the university’s Indian Cultural Bureau and it was launched by Tioman Assemblyman Kapt(R) Mohd Johari Hussein.

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