Five lauded for societal contributions at annual Singapore Youth Award ceremony

Mr Shabir Tabare Alam receives the award from Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. ST PHOTO: AUDREY TAN

SINGAPORE - Five young people were on Saturday (Oct 21) recognised for their contributions in areas such as medicine, the arts, and sports.

The five were:

• Dr Isaac Liu, 34, a paediatric kidney specialist who cares for children with renal disease

• Mr Cai Yinzhou, 26, a social entrepreneur who helps marginalised groups such as migrant workers and the elderly

• Ms Shayna Ng, 27, a record-breaking bowler and two-time Sportswoman of the Year

• Mr Muhammad Noramin Mohamed Farid, 31, a choreographer, dance educator and researcher, who produces "artistic works that constantly question and challenge the normative notions of class, ethnicity, identity and gender"

• Mr Shabir Tabare Alam, 32, an award-winning music producer and singer-songwriter, who hopes to promote Tamil language and culture through music.

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For their efforts, they each received the annual Singapore Youth Award from Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a ceremony held at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

The award, by the National Youth Council, is the nation's highest youth accolade. They are presented to young people who have excelled in their fields of pursuit and "significantly contributed to society to bring distinction to the nation".

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