Artikel ini di petik dari majalah CARROM COURIER yang diterbitkan oleh Tamilnadu Carrom Association India pada January 2002
A MODEST ATTEMPT BY KAROMAS AND UMW SPORTS CLUB
Malaysian Carrom Association (Karomas) organized a dawn to dusk basic introductory course of the game of carrom on 27 0f October 2001 at Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
The course dealt in detail all the laws of carrom. The laws were clearly and correctly interpreted by the course instructors Mr. Roslan Omar with help of Karomas member Mr Samohon MD Kassim, Mr Mohd Suhaizan Mat Karri, Mr. Soong Yuen Kong and Mr. Frankie Pek.
They practically demonstrated the difficult laws with the help of standard equipments. Besides, the participants were also imparted the skills and nuances of the play of the game of carrom. The total of participants is quite whelming and there are 16 all together. There were 3 participants from AISB (Abdul Karim Mahadi, Mat Daud Idris and Ramjan Hussein), 7 participants from Cooperation (Mohd Suhariman, Ahmad Melan, Sharmilan Kassim, Omar Lit, Mohd Nasir Samsuri, Roslan Hassan and Hanita Sayuti), 3 participants from Industries (Azhar Suratman, Hely Masadang and Thanabakiam Muthiah), 2 participants from Engineering (Faridah Hanim Shamsuddin and Mogana Sunthari Katralson) and 1 participant from Toyota (Salbiah Hashim).
They all appreciated the course coordinator Mr. Mohd Suhaizan Mat Karri for having excellently arranged and organized the event. His effort and commitment the basic carrom course was successfully and UMW Sports Club is the 1st company conduct in house. Mr. B Bagaru Babu, Chairman, ICF congratulated and recorded his admiration for the pioneering attempt made by Karomas and UMW Sports Club. He appealed other member federations of ICF to organise such courses for the benefit of the umpires and players.
The entire programmed was sponsored by UMW Sports Club. Thanks to the President of UMW Sports Club Tuan Haji Mazlan Abdul Samad who fully supports the activities and look forward to develop carrom game in UMW group of companies. He also gave way souvenirs to all participants and committees. The General Secretary of UMW Sports Club Mr. Abdul Halim Dom gave away certificates to the participants on the last session of the course.
Opening speech by Tuan Haji Mazlan Abdul Samad President of UMW Sports Club
Closing ceremony by General Secretary Mr. Abdul Halim Dom of UMW Sports Club