Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan said this was especially crucial for the Indian community.
He said only hard work and excelling in their studies would ensure that Indian students had a bright future.
“If you are not a graduate you will not have a job. Because, all the jobs have been taken up by foreigners. Hotels, restaurants and other employers hire foreigners.
“There are no two ways about it. They must strive to work hard in their studies and only then will they succeed,” he said.
Saravanan said schools should conduct more programmes for pupils.
“This is the first time an Indian school is having a convocation. We hope other schools have more activities,” he said.
Saravanan presented graduation scrolls to 50 kindergarten and 138 Standard Six pupils. He also pledged RM10,000 to the school for its yearly programmes.
SJK (T) Wawasan Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) vice-chairman G. Sivah said: “We recently took over from the pervious PIBG and decided to have a convocation. We are very pleased with the achievements of the pupils,” he said.
Sivah thanked the teachers and parents for their contributions and well wishes.
Meanwhile, in the spirt of Deepavali, Saravanan distributed 60 hampers to patients at Institut Jantung Negara (IJN). Saravanan said the hampers were for patients of all races to celebrate Deepavali.
“The hampers were donated by the Federal Territory Foundation. We want to thank them for the hampers.”
Saravanan urged all the races to come together to celebrate Deepavali.
“We want to wish everyone happy Deepavali and we want to see the festival celebrated on a grand scale.”
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