Embrace compassion and help the less fortunate, Queen tells graduates

16 Nov 2019 / 15:42 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah has advised the Berjaya University College (Berjaya UC) graduates to extend their hand to the less fortunate so that they can make a positive impact on the community, nation and world.

Tunku Azizah, who is also the Berjaya UC Chancellor, urged the graduates to prepare themselves for the real world.

“My dear students, create a world that you can imagine. Face your challenges with wisdom. In our diversity, reach out to people whose beliefs, values and traditions differ from your own and embrace them with kindness and compassion.

“Be prepared for the real world, and whenever you find yourself being sceptical on how far you can go, just remember how far you have come,” she said in her foreword at the 2019 Berjaya UC Convocation Ceremony book here today.

Tunku Azizah lauded the efforts of Berjaya UC in conducting research on Malaysian palm oil and in advocating the preservation of Malaysia heritage cuisine.

Tunku Azizah, who arrived for the convocation ceremony with Tengku Puteri Diraja Tengku Puteri Jihan Azizah ‘Athiyatullah Al-Sultan Abdullah, was welcomed by Berjaya UC Vice-Chancellor Emeritus Professor Walter Wong and the top management.

A total of 269 students received their master’s degrees, degrees and diplomas from Faculty of Business, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, and Faculty of Culinary Arts at the ceremony.

Alia Ghazaimie, who received her Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management, was chosen as this year’s valedictorian.

Alia, 24, was one of three students sent to Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France under the Erasmus+ Programme and she has been involved in various teaching restaurant operations such as a banquet style cafe and the fine dining restaurant. — Bernama

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