The Sathya Sai Baba Centres of Perak organised a Human Values Public Speaking Competition between students in tertiary institutions in Perak at Olympia College recently. Over 120 people, comprising students, parents and members of the public were present to support this event. The objective of this programme was to enhance goodwill and understanding among youths of different racial and religious backgrounds in the different tertiary institutions; assist the government in its effort to encourage the use of the English language in institutions of higher learning; to develop the soft skills of diplomacy, public speaking and etiquette and to expose the youths, the future leaders of this country, to the importance of selfless service and sacrifice for the welfare of the old, the sick and the unfortunate in society.
Six institutions, SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh, SMK St Michael Ipoh, SMK Anderson Ipoh, Politeknik Ungku Omar Ipoh, Institusi Pendidikan Guru Kampus Ipoh and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Kampus Kampar were invited to participate. The overall winner of the competition was Angaindrankumar s/o Gnanasagaran from SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh. He also won the best Prepared Speech and Best Impromptu Speech Trophies.
The first runner up was Chin Zian Zhou from UTAR while the second runner up was Hong Tze Wei also from UTAR. The Overall Challenge Trophy was won by SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh.