It was a night of nostalgia when almost 700 Lasallian “boys” commemorated 160 years of Lasallian presence in Asia including counterparts from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong gathering for a grandiose celebration at Renaissance Hotel.
The celebration was imbibed with opulence as the sweet sound of bag pipes greeted he guest of honour, Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah walked swiftly through the elite crowd.
To commemorate the event too was Kuala Lumpur Catholic Archbishop Murphy Pakiam, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Lee Lam Thye, Asli Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Ramon Navaratnam, deputy Brother-Visitor for La Salle East Asian District Brother Thomas Levin, Malaysian Federation of La Sallian Associations (MFOLSA) founding president John Loh and UMAEL World Union of Former La Salle Students president Henry Atayde.
Entitled “A Tribute to All Lasallians”, the dinner was organised by the MFOLSA.
Its president Prof Augustine Ong said Lasallians throughout Malaysia and rest of the the world have had paramount importance in exacting change in their respective societies.
MFOLSA adviser and Lasallian East Asian District (Malaysia) sector head Rev Bro Anthony Rogers lauded the historic occasion and reminded everyone that the gathering was an occasion to remember the past and dream about the future of this nation.
The crowd was entertained all night with choir singing, appreciation presentation, power-point presentation of Lasallian history and a cake-cutting ceremony.