PETALING JAYA (Malaysia): The kids get to mingle with other Punjabi kids, they learn something and they have fun.
These are some of the reasons why Ram Singh Virik and Jagdish Kaur sent their two daughters to the English Camp on Creative Writing held in Petaling Jaya on Jan 25. 2015.
“They love reading and writing. So, the camp was spot on for them to learn a few things. The facilitators are really good, professionals even,” Ram told Asia Samachar when contacted after the event held at Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya.
The short nature of the camp also motivated the couple to send their kids.
“Sometimes, its tougher to send them to the mini-samelans [Gurmat camps]. They are a bit longer,” she said.
The one day camp, organised by the Coalition of Malaysian Sikh Organisations (CMSO), is part of its English Enrichment Programme initiative to prepare participants for higher education and improve their prospects in the job market.
“I read the story written by this group. Really good piece of work. Full of historical connotation, set during the first Indo Pakistan war, and from a perspective of a Pakistani Girl caught up in the midst of war. Very imaginative,” writes Inderjeet Sidhu, one of the parents whose kids took part, in a posting on CMSO’s Facebook page.
At the end of the day, some participants came out winners for the best creative story.
In the Forms 3-5, category, the winners were Iknur Kaur, Gurjeevan Singh and Parveen Kaur.
For the Form 1-2 category, the winners were Jag Jeevanjeet Singh, Prabpall Singh, Meher Kaur and Taranishta Kaur. – ASIA SAMACHAR (27 Jan 2015)
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