JCI is receiving nominations for 10 Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards
By Jude Toyat
Creative individuals from Sarawak are invited to participate in the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) 2016 programme to be hosted by JCI Mandarin Sibu.
According to its organising chairman Eliah Lau, the event accorded recognition to ten young Malaysians, aged 18 to 40, who exemplify exceptional achievement with significant contributions to the advancement of their respective fields of endeavour and to the progress of the community at large.
“The programme was launched by Junior Chamber International Malaysia (JCIM) in 1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Youth. JCIM then decided to adopt this program as part of JCIM annual project.
“Besides recognising individuals whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in exceptional achievement, TOYM also provide the honorees a platform to serve as inspirational examples and incentives to the young Malaysian to forge ahead to greater heights of achievements in the spirit of selfless dedication for the further development of the community,” he said in a press conference after the launching of the programme at Excellence Medicare (EMIC) office here on April 20.
The award categories include business economics and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment; political, legal and/or governmental affairs; academic leadership and/or accomplishment; cultural achievement; moral and/or religious leadership; contribution to children, world peace and/or human rights; humanitarian and/or voluntary service; scientific and/or technological development; personal development and/or accomplishment; and medical innovation.
“JCI Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2016 is now open for nominations, and the closing date for nomination will be June 1.
“The award presentation ceremony will be held at RH Hotel in Sibu on August 14,” he added.
TYOM 2016 is supported by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development Sarawak.
For more information, visit www.toym.my or call its nomination chairman Jacky Ting at 014-6851355.
Also attending the press conference were JCI National Executive vice-president cum JCIM Area Sarawak chairman Kelvin Chew, as well as past honourees, life educator Esther Law (Personal Development and Accomplishment JCI TOYM 2014) and Sarawak film director Bjarne Wong (Cultural Achievement JCI TOYM 2011).