Tan Kah Kee was a prominent social activist, businessman and more importantly a philanthropist.
As a successful businessman he build and funded many Chinese and English schools in Singapore and Malaysia.
In his memory the Tan Kah Kee Foundation was set up. While promoting Mandarin, Science and Technology, it gives out Annual Awards to prominent personalities and institutions for their contribution to the betterment of mankind.
This year Late Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay was selected for his immense contribution to Chinese schools and charities.
And Myskills Foundation was selected for its contribution to uplift the at risk youths in the B40 Indian community.
The Award ceremony was held on 7th of this month at KL and Sel Chinese Assemblies Hall.
Who’s who in the Chinese business community were there.
Each businessman who was present there has contributed millions of ringgit to Chinese schools and colleges.
One could feet the comradeship and willingness of the Chinese millionaires to GIVE BACK to the community.
There was subtle sadness in me as me, Dr Siva, Mr Ragavan and Deva went up to receive the award because except for few , I could hardly remember the businessman in our community who have contributed to the betterment of our Indian community.
There are hundreds of millionaires in our community and only if they could contribute 5% of their wealth for the betterment of the community we can be a proud community which can take care of each and every poor household amongst us.
A community is respected by how it takes care of the poor and marginalised within the community.
We dedicate the Tan Kah Kee Award to the kind souls who have been supporting Myskills in the past 8 yrs and hope you will continue to support.
Creating a better community is our responsibility.
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