Article By S.Rishikumar.
SEGi proudly welcomed the silver chariot procession as part of the Thaipusam Celebration 2024. The event, meticulously organised by the School of Business and Accounting (SOBA) in collaboration with the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) at Kuala Lumpur, brought together students, lecturers, and alumni in a harmonious celebration of diversity.
The primary objectives of this cultural extravaganza were manifold. Firstly, it aimed at fostering unity among students, lecturers, and alumni during the preparatory phase, exemplifying SEGi’s dedication to inclusivity. Secondly, the event sought to inspire students to actively engage in cultural initiatives annually, promoting a sense of pride and participation in their diverse community. Lastly, by participating in the silver chariot procession, SEGi aimed to raise awareness of its commitment to social responsibility, further contributing to the sustainability of cultural traditions.
The silver chariot procession holds great significance in the Thaipusam celebration, symbolising Lord Murugan’s journey from his divine mother’s home, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Jalan Tun H.S Lee, to Batu Caves. The procession, witnessed by an estimated 200,000 devotees in Kuala Lumpur, passed by SEGi and the City Centre on its way to Batu Caves.
Rishikumar, Senior Lecturer at SEGi College Kuala Lumpur, highlighted the annual nature of this event, emphasising the generous contributions of students, staff, family members, and alumni. Offerings of various food and drinks were extended to all devotees who joined the chariot procession, making the event not only culturally significant but also a testament to the spirit of communal generosity.
BOS–SOBA Chairman and Programme Leader, P. Vijayasekar, praised this year’s Thaipusam event as a grand success, attributing it to the collaborative efforts of Faculty Deans, Head of Faculty (FOBAL) lecturers, students from SEGi University Kota Damansara, and representatives from SEGi College Subang Jaya. The dedicated involvement of the Indian Cultural Society at SEGi College Kuala Lumpur, led by its President, Divya Elangkovan, and Advisor, Raja Logeswary, further ensured the smooth execution of the event.
SEGi’s participation in Thaipusam 2024 underscores its institutional commitment to cultural diversity and inclusivity. The college extends heartfelt wishes for good health, prosperity, and a blessed Thaipusam 2024 to Hindus around the world. This event stands as a shining example of SEGi’s dedication to fostering a sense of community and cultural appreciation within its diverse student body.