LITRAK Group Annual Scholarship Award And Merdeka Celebration 2008
27 Aug 2008
Corporate Responsibility (CR ) may be a buzz word in many organizations in the recent past but for Litrak it has been part and parcel of business operations since the year 2000.
At a time when Litrak was mulling on what would be the best way forward for a long term CR commitment, the management decided Education would be the noblest of all. And so, since 2000 Litrak has made it an annual affair to provide scholarships to deserving candidates pursuing higher education in public universities in the fields of Engineering, IT and Accountancy.
Some 34 students have benefited from our scholarship since 2000 and we are proud of the commitment we imposed on ourselves which translates into CR,, said Litrak group director Dato Azmi Mat Nor.
He said close to RM100,000 will be spent on the four scholars selected this year, bringing the cumulative sum to RM800,000, spent so far.
Present to give away the scholarship was Malaysian Highway Authority deputy director general Ir. Hj. Ismail bin Md.Salleh who in his speech congratulated Litrak for its consistent CR initiative.
The scholarship award ceremony was held at Litraks Operations Complex in Sunway.
”We have seen many corporations start big on CR but the initiative fizzles out but I am glad Litrak has started something more sustainable and it is my sincere hope that the initiative will continue”, he said.
He added the scholarship award was in line with the Governments larger aim of providing equal opportunity for Malaysians to excel in higher education in addition to creating a skilled and knowledgeable workforce in the home ground.
Human capital is our wealth and I appreciate Litrak’s contribution which will help ease the Government’s burden financially and CR is the way to go now for sustainable development.
In conjunction with Merdeka, Litrak also launched a Poster Drawing Competition themed ¡° Sprit of Unity¡± for 12- 17 year olds and 18 years and above under two categories respectively.
Litrak received encouraging response for the competition and while presenting the prizes to the winners of the post