Kavelnain & Gursimer
Bachelor of IT & Foundation of IT
We took part in the World Pipe Band Championships where groups from around the world came to Scotland to participate. We represented Malaysia and ended up winning with our troupe, but it didn’t come easy. Leading up to the competition, we had band practice three times a week, and we were having our final exams during that period. We had to finish our exams and then rush to the centre for practice with the team. It was intensive because we never had to face something like that before, but we managed our time as well as we could and ended up winning first place. We feel like we were blessed, especially by our grandfather who passed away before the World Championships. He always supported us. Before we began performing, we were with our brother who was part of the band, and he said that he had a vision of our grandfather gesturing to us, telling us that he is watching over us. It was a very emotional moment because we were very close to him. We feel like we won because we got his blessing. Now, we take that victory and put everything we learnt from that experience into our daily lives. I think we’re more confident now as individuals and as sisters, and we know that whatever comes our way, we can do it with our strength and the blessing that our grandfather gave us.