Punjab engineer alumnis collect funds for student scholarships

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By Manju Mittal

PECOSA Australia ( An alumni of Old Students of PEC University & Technology, Chandigarh ) was started in 1991 in Sydney with 70 strong members, who are providing Scholarships to the engineering students and sponsoring educational and R & D projects in PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh India to help students to overcome their financial obstacles. PECOSA Australia has established itself as a leading scholarship body and they also receive funding from USA Alumni for the scholarship disbursement.

PECOSA organised a sold out event which was held at the Grand Castle Hill in Sydney on the March 16. with Whos Who of Sydney attending the event the night was lively and rich with entertainment consisting of traditional Bollywood music and classical dances.

Function started with opening speech by Arunesh Seth, treasurer of PECOSA Sydney, welcomed the gathering and said, “The aim is to acknowledge their services, encourage future good work and motivate our youngsters to follow the path of good education.”

Many inspiring words were spoken on the night by speakers. That was to encourage and give the students motivation to succeed in their future career paths. Guest of honour Mitchell Byrne and Dr. Marlin Kanga acknowledged the contribution and PECOSA’s role in helping the community.

Kumud Merani ( SBS Hindi Radio Host ) was honoured by PECOSA  with the award as a community idol and contribution towards Australian and Indian cultural Integration. Dr. Rober Costa and Dr. Himanshu Desai received the award for Compassion and Fair Go. Samarpan Support Group serving families with children and adults with disability has been honoured with the award for Serving the Humanity.

Master of ceremonies was Nitin Madan and charming Sukum Saini who kept everyone engaged throughout the night. Audience enjoyed a great dance performance from dance group Behind the Scene, well directed by Mrs. Jatinder Saini for all her hard work in putting on such a magnificent performance. There was another excellent classical dance performance by Shikha Agarwal and her group.

Bollywood music ended the night with a closing speech by President of PECOSA,  Reena Sood thanking all sponsors, guests, families and awardees who made the night a memorable evening.


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