A whopping RM20, 000 was successfully raised by UTAR Wushu Club through its Wushu Night 2 show titled “Wushu Night 2 奔月” which was held at Dewan Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik on 23 March 2013.
The crowd-pulling show, loosely translated as “Wushu Night 2: Chang’e’s flying to the moon”, saw thousands of people from all walks of life thronging the grand hall in the evening.
Wushu Night 2 Organising Chairman Tan Wai Kim was grateful to all parties involved, ranging from the organising committee to the sponsors. “Wushu Night 2 is also a way to spread Chinese culture and wushu among students and the public. Thank you everyone for enabling this event to run smoothly,” added Tan, who is also Chairman of UTAR Wushu Club.
Headmaster of SJK(C) Kampar Girls Tan Chin Siang extended his heartfelt gratitude to UTAR Wushu Club for giving their very best in helping the Chinese primary school. “Thank you UTAR for your support as well. Thank you for your kindness, sincerity and donation. We will use this donation to upgrade the school hall and other facilities to make them comfortable and conducive for the students to learn effectively,” he mentioned.
UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik expressed his pride and compliments for the Wushu Club. “UTAR Wushu Club is one of the most active clubs in the University and has won plenty of medals in competitions. The Club also puts UTAR’s six education philosophies into practice and propagates the idea of being physically and mentally healthy,” he said.
UTAR Council Chairman Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik who was invited as the Guest of Honour also took the opportunity to thank the Club for the invitation. He congratulated the organising committee for their concerted effort in organising such a mega event and at the same time, donates funds raised for SJK (C) Kampar Girls. “You may fail at first when doing something. However, you will succeed later and that is how you learn to be confident. And I believe after you graduate from here, you will do very well in everything,” he advised. “Learn how to be charitable and also to share. Money is just a tool. Use it to benefit others so as to make this world a better place,” he concluded.
This was followed by an opening ceremony which saw Tun Dr Ling accompanied by Toh Puan Ena Ling, Prof Chuah and other special guests cutting the ribbon and then witnessing a mock cheque worth RM20,000 presented by Prof Chuah to Tan.
Depicting the tragic romance between Chinese mythological characters Houyi and Chang’e, Wushu Night 2 presented a series of scintillating performances such as lion dance, fluorescent dragon dance, the 24-Festival Drums performance, taichi, choreographed wushu performances and sparring scenes.
Audiences were also greeted by a pleasant surprise when the emcee announced that Tun Dr Ling personally donated RM10, 000 to UTAR Wushu Club.