Mangrove planting at the bank of Sungai Merbok with Micron Memory Malaysia staff. Thank you to the 100 energetic people who spent their Saturday morning planting trees for environmental sustainability. Thank you to Rotaractors of AIMST University and our Rotarians.
Rotary members of Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani and Rotaract Club of AIMST University gathered at the home of The Rotary Foundation Chair Sanmugam's home for fellowship on 25 October to commemorate World Polio Day on 24 October. We learned more and raised funds for Rotary's effort to eradicate polio globally. We express our deepest appreciation to TRF Chair Sanmugam and spouse for hosting the event at their home.
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100 people who love our mother earth gathered at the bank of Sungai Petani river to help plant mangrove trees to rehabilitate denuded stretches. Staff of OCBC Al-Amin Bank, Rotaractors of AIMST University, students of SJKT Saraswathy and members of the public joined Rotarians in this project sponsored by OCBC. 300 saplings were sourced from the Forestry Department and planted in the area.
OCBC AL-AMIN CONTRIBUTES RM20,000 TO SUPPORT MANGROVE PRESERVATION IN SUNGAI PETANI, KEDAH
Bank’s funds will help plant 1,000 new mangrove trees in degraded area
Sungai Petani, 2 October 2022 – More than 100 people recently came together to plant 500 mangrove trees in the Taman Sinar Intan 3 and Sungai Merbok areas near Sungai Petani, which was severely degraded and in urgent need of restoration.
The effort was made possible through a RM20,000 donation by OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (OCBC Al-Amin) through its Sungai Petani branch, in collaboration with Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani and Jabatan Perhutanan Kedah.
The 3-year collaboration will see the fruition of 5,000 mangrove trees planted at the site.
According to Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani President, Thiagarajan Letchumanan, the Mangrove Sapling Planting Project aims to protect the mangrove forests, which serve as crucial wildlife habitat for a variety of marine life, flora and fauna.
“This initiative is timely given the need to be more mindful of the needs of the environment and society at large. It would not have been possible without the assistance of OCBC Al-Amin, the local community in Sungai Petani and Jabatan Perhutanan Kedah. As the first of many to come, we hope this project will pave the way to restoring the lusciousness of our scarce mangrove areas.”
“Today’s project and continued partnership with OCBC Al-Amin is an important step in supporting the environment which has recently become Rotary’s 7th and latest area of focus. The 500 trees which we have planted today and another 500 in December will make a great impact in the restoration and rehabilitation of mangrove in Sungai Petani and Kedah”
“Given our previous years of collaboration in corporate social responsibility programmes, the partnership with OCBC Al-Amin was a natural fit. We knew we could always count on OCBC Al-Amin for our community-based programmes. We are grateful to the OCBC Al-Amin Sungai Petani branch for their relentless support and commitment to assisting the community, this time by protecting our mangrove forests.”
“Not only are mangrove forests critical to ensuring the survival of wildlife and marine life, they are also essential for the survival of humans, especially by acting as coastal barriers from strong winds or other extreme weathers. Sadly, there seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the importance of preserving our mangrove forests. We hope that by raising awareness about the state of our mangrove forests, more people will come to care more for our environment,” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of OCBC Al-Amin, its Sungai Petani branch Senior Manager, Ms Shermaine Cham Keng Fheng, said that the Bank engages with the communities it is involved in by venturing beyond its superior banking products and services to meeting the social needs of the people as well.
“Mangrove forests have been deteriorating rapidly in recent years due to countless irresponsible human actions. Saddened by this, we wanted to reach out to support our community. The Mangrove Sapling Planting Project is a fitting first step to reinstating our national treasure – mangrove forests.”
“We are thankful to the Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani forpartnering with us and we hope the community will benefit greatly from these initiatives. We would also like to thank Jabatan Perhutanan Kedah for overseeing this meaningful project,” she said.
She added that with 90 years of giving to communities, OCBC looks forward to enabling individuals, SMEs and businesses to build a more sustainable future.
Medical Camp at SJKT Saraswathy by Rotaract Club of AIMST University in collaboration with Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok
Rotaract Club of AIMST University's Secret Santa on 27.12 2020 - Sunday
1) 4.00 p.m - Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kebajikan Anak Yatim Arutiyothi Vallalar Lot. 147, Lorong 5, Taman Sutera Batu 2, Jalan Kuala Ketil, Kedah, 08000 Sungai Petani
-> Distribution of Shoes, Chocolates and Other Collected Goods
-> Leave Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kebajikan Anak Yatim Arutiyothi Vallalar
2) 6.00 pm - Pusat Jagaan Glory Children Care 14-D, Jalan Syed Osman Idid, Kampung Teroi, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
-> Distribution of Hampers, Chocolates and Other Collected Goods
-> Provide Dinner
Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kebajikan Anak Yatim Arutiyothi Vallalar
Pusat Jagaan Glory Children Care
Districft Governor Dr Manohur was elated to hear of the 104 organ donor pledges garnered by Rotaractors during their recent convocation. On top of that he was gifted with an enormous card on the Organ Donation Campaign and a hand-drawn portrait of DG.
The Story of Rotaract Club of AIMST Unversity
Students from Rotaract Club of AIMST University helped to get the lives of old folks living in Rumah Charis in Relau back together by sorting out the post-flood chaos. They organized a group to lend a helping hand to the effort managed by District 3300's Penang Clubs, RC Penang, RC Tanjung Bungah and RC Georgetown on 10th November 2017.
It was hard work for a full day, but it was worth it and as Rotaractor Tharishine reports, "It was very satisfying at the end."
Bravo, Rotaract Club of AIMST University.
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