The Straits Times
Published on Sep 09, 2012

Sinda award winners in academics, sports and arts urged to "pay it forward"


MORE than 400 high-achievers in the Indian community were yesterday urged to "pay it forward" even as they received awards for being the cream of the crop.

They were being honoured for their achievements in academics, sports and arts at the annual Sinda Excellence Awards.

The students first heard the message from the event's guest of honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, who told them to consider all the people who had made their own success possible.

"We succeed not just because of our own efforts, but support from family and opportunities from society," he said.