Sixth formers and the Indian students of SMK Seri Keledang, Menglembu had a treat when Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan gave a motivational talk entitled, ‘Against All Odds’ to enrich their lives after leaving school. She shared her experiences and how she was able to rise above her disabilities.
Bathmavathi met with an accident in 1975 when she was a student at the University of Malaya and has been using a wheelchair since. Despite her disability she managed to complete her studies and graduate with a B.A. (Hons) in 1978 and furthered her studies in Library Science at the Loughborough University of Technology, U.K. from 1981 to 1983. She started her career working as a librarian at the University of Malaya Library from 1979 to 2004. She was appointed a Senator to the Upper House of the Parliament of Malaysia in November 2013.
School principal Mr Sit Wai Yin expressed his sincerest appreciation to Yang Berhormat for her time and willingness to share valuable life experiences with the students. She generously contributed RM5000 for the development of the school.