Sri Dasmesh club to raise money for autism


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 29 June 2015 | Asia Samachar 

SDIS Interact Club leaders (L-R) Bhavina Kaur, Parveen Kaur Sidhu, Roshanjit Kaur and Priya Kiren.

Sri Dasmesh International School (SDIS) is organising its first ever International Understanding Day (IU Day) on 4 July to raise funds for an autism society and also to promote awareness of the condition.

Organised by the school’s  Interact Club, proceeds from the event will go to National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).

“Dying for some excitement on a lazy Saturday? #GGIU15 is here to lighten your day with amazing performances from our talented students!” SDIS Interact Club president Bhavina Kaur says in an Instagram entry.

The hashtag #GGIU15 stands for The Great Gatsby International Understanding 2015, the theme chosen for the event.

The Great Gatsby is a 2013 American epic romantic drama film on the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbour Nick Maguire, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the so-called roaring 1920s.

“The movie depicts the glamour and the hollowness of the upper class. It gave us some insight into the good and bad of that era,” she said.

Interact Clubs in Malaysian schools organise the IU Day annually to promote a certain theme or country.

“We’re focussing on autism because it isn’t something the public talks about. All they know is that the autistic kids are different from the normal kids,” SDIS Interact Club IU Day director Roshanjit Kaur tells Asia Samachar.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sometimes referred to as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, are described as any developmental disabilities caused by a brain abnormality. A person with an ASD typically has difficulty with social and communication skills, according to information on the US-based National Instutite of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

#GGIU15 will be held at PJ Live Arts at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya from 11am-2pm.

Tickets priced at RM20 are available from the club members or can be purchased at the entrance.

For more information, contact: Roshanjit Kaur 010.2041454, Bhavina Kaur 017.2448799, Parveen Kaur 0123035099. [UPDATED: 29 June 2015, 20:47]


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