UTAR hosts 10th Anniversary appreciation dinner
As part of UTAR 10th Anniversary Celebration, UTAR, in collaboration with Lee Kum Kee, hosted the UTAR 10th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner at the newly unveiled Dewan Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik at UTAR Perak Campus in Kampar on 14 October 2012.
UTAR Council Chairman Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik said, "This year UTAR celebrates its 10 years of excellence in education. As we celebrate all our accomplishments and achievements, we are also mindful that UTAR will not be where it is today if not for the support that the University received from thousands of benevolent corporations, organizations and individuals who shared and believed in the University's aspirations. Their benevolent deeds will always be our source of inspiration as we move forward to achieve greater glories for many decades to come."
Echoing Tun Dr. Ling's sentiments, Lee Kum Kee Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs Leslie Fung said that the dinner not only gave them the opportunity to contribute as a corporate social responsibility partner, but also presented a unique opportunity to promote Chinese culinary by showcasing Chinese food heritage and culture.
Sponsored by Lee Kum Kee, the glittering event presented guests with the rare opportunity to savour a delightful, ten-course extraordinary dinner prepared by renowned award-winning culinary master chefs from China. The dinner commenced with food presentation by Master Chef Lu Yong Liang, a foremost chef specialising in Hubei cuisine who re-created the award winning dishes from China in sync with Lee Kum Kee's mission to promote Chinese cuisine worldwide. Dubbed as Wuhan's Team, the ten food connoisseurs consist of Lu Yong Liang, Zou Zhi Ping, Chan Fu Zeng, Gan Quan, Chen Liang, Wang Bo, Pan Xiao Qiang, Yang Chun Hui, Zhang Liang and Liu Yi Li.
A number of performances were lined up for the night. They include performances by UTAR students such as the Chinese Orchestra Performance, "Wushu" Martial Arts Demonstration, Festive Seasons Drum Performance and Chinese Poetry Recital. Led by Toh Puan Ena Ling, the 'Caring and Sharing Choir Group' also rendered four songs which were dedicated to the memorable occasion. Their awe-inspiring performance garnered rapturous applause from the ecstatic audience.
A total of 15 individuals, corporations and organisations contributed RM7,300,000 to UTAR Education Fund.
Melodious Crooners: The 'Caring and Sharing Choir Group' serenading the audience with a sensational masterpiece.
BenevolentGesture: The Star Publication Regional Manager, Operations (North) Chung Chok Yin (first from left) presenting a mock cheque to UTAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Tan Sri Dato' Sak Cheng Lum. Looking on are (third from left) Tun Dr. Ling, UTAR President Ir. Professor Academician Dato' Dr. Chuah Hein Teik and Lee Kum Kee General Manager (South East Asia, Middle East and Africa) Edward Chua.
Kind Contribution: Tan Sri Hew See Tong of Hughes Corporation (first from left) presenting a mock cheque to UTAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Tan Sri Dato' Sak Cheng Lum. Looking on are (third from left) Tun Dr. Ling, Prof. Chuah and Edward Chua.
Drum-atic Experience: UTAR students, clad in vibrant blue and white ensemble, enthrall the audience with their high-spirited Festive Seasons Drum Performance.
Gourmets Get Together: Master Chef Lu Yong Liang (centre) is flanked by (fifth from left) Prof. Chuah, Tan Sri Dato' Sak, Tun Dr. Ling, Edward Chua, Lee Kum Kee Executive Vice President - Corporate Affairs Leslie Fung and members of the exquisite Wuhan Team.