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More than 500 students from Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC receive education bursaries

Published on Jan 12, 2014 11:01 AM
 
ITE bursary award recipients with Bishan-Toa Payoh MPs and grassroots advisers (seated, from third left) Mr Hri Kumar Nair, Ms Josephine Teo, Dr Ng Eng Hen, Mr Wong Kan Seng and Mr Zainudin Nordin. More than 500 students in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency received bursary awards on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: KASH CHEONG

More than 500 students in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency received bursary awards on Sunday.

These annual awards provide recognition to needy and meritorious students living in the GRC. A total of $119,550 was given out to 517 recipients ranging from kindergarten to university and ITE students at the presentation ceremony. Bursaries range from $100 to $400.

Dr Ng Eng Hen, grassroots adviser and MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, congratulated the award recipients and promised that needy families in the GRC will be helped. "If you know of any family with financial difficulties, you tell us, we promise that your children's education will not suffer," said Dr Ng, who is also Defence Minister.

He also appealed to award recipients and those from stable families to help children whose families are facing difficult circumstances.

 
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