Kuala Lumpur, June 13 (ANI): Malaysia Development Bhd has awarded grants totalling RM750, 000 to poor Malay Indian students for their studies in local universities.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak presented RM15, 000 each to 50 students who excelled in SPM and STPM.
"Poverty is no hindrance if the mind and spirit are strong enough to achieve success," The Star quoted Najib, as saying after presenting the grants in conjunction with the Sri Murugan Centre (SMC) event at SMK Vivekananda, Brickfields yesterday.
The SMC, a non-government organisation that provides tutorial and guidance to children from poor households over the last 28 years, handpicked the most deserving students from 423 applications.
Najib also called on all Malaysians to work together to build a new Malaysia.
"This is our home. This is the country we live for, a country that we will all die for. Together we must work to make this country stronger and more prosperous," he said. (ANI)