Service-oriented Datuk Vaithilingam started off his career as a school teacher in Kuala Lumpur for 16 years and was later promoted as a senior education administrator with the Selangor State Education Department for another 20 years until his retirement from civil service in 1989.
She has made headlines as ‘Murid Bersuara Emas’ in a local magazine in the year 1983. Since her childhood, she has been an active student; participating in singing competitions, story telling competitions, school choirs, choral speaking and was also a school prefect throughout her secondary education.
She held many important posts in clubs and societies in her school such as Director of the Interact Club and represented her University in the choir team.
Sumitra holds a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Malaya and is currently a Diplomatic Officer with the Government of Malaysia. She sings regularly for Indian classical dance performances in the country.
She has also performed in the Stars of Diwali programme in NTV7 in the year 2005. She sings regularly for Indian classical dance performances in the country. Sumitra holds a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Malaya and is currently a Diplomatic Officer with the Government of Malaysia.
She was awarded the coveted gold medal by Malaysia Hindu Sangam in the year 1995 for the National Thirumurai Singing Competition. She was handpicked by a panel of judges from thousands of applications as one of the participants for the Indian Music Training 2005 conducted by Mr. Bharadwaj, a renowned Music Director from India.
Holds a degree in Computer Science from University of Malaya. Worked as Software Engineer in a large telecommuncation company and brings work experience of more than 20 years in the IT related field. Came into connnection with Sugam through her 2 children. She loves social work and Sugam is the one platform that she choose to channel her work.
Graduated with a Bioinformatics degree from Management & Science University. She is currently working as a Device Testing Engineer in an MNC. Being a very active and responsible person, she has hold various position in her school days, such as prefect, President of Girl Guides Society and many more. Passionate about helping others and always keen in learning new skills just to improve herself. A tech savvy person and has high interest in writing. She is also a sports enthusiast, football is her most loved sport.