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Congratulations to Dato’ Seri and Datin N.S. Selvamany


On 16th Jan 1926 at Batu Gajah  a star was born
For joy and happiness it was a new dawn
Your Mum and Dad were full of joy
They were blessed with a cute charming baby boy
Time passed very fast
Childhood did not last
You moved forward with heart and soul
Your parents were always at call
Japanese occupation was not easy
To keep alive at the farm the family was busy
After four years of darkness the British came back
The ruthless Japanese had to pack
At Gov. English School, Batu Gajah you excelled in all subjects and in
You never waited for the bell to ring
The school could not hide their pride
In education you made excellent stride
For extra mural activities you were always ready
Win or lose you remained determined and steady
Hockey, badminton and cricket you liked the most
For various team successes you were the host
The quality of leadership was always there
For others you always took great care
As a School captain and scout you were the best
Drive for excellence was your quest
Raffle’s College, in Singapore will remember you for your dedication
and contribution forever
your friends would forget you never
University Malaya and University London made you a real knowledgeable man
To describe your achievements there is no suitable pen
Soon you found a beautiful bride
Datin Poonvayee became the family pride
With her inspiration and moral support your rise was fast
All obstacles were away cast
She proved to be an excellent wife, friend and mother
Like her there was no other
You were blessed with one son and three daughters
To be separated from them seemed like a slaughter
In school you taught Ecomonic and Geography with passion and great skill
You were ready to swim or climb any hill
As a Head and a teacher you had a brilliant career, model and example for others
You never bothered about your feathers
Love, kindness and care for others has always been your tool
Even against heavy adversary life cyclone you remained cool
To enumerate your contribution to the nation and society, Telk Raj is
at a loss to think
my humble pen has not enough ink
You are our shining star
For help you are never far
On behalf of the old Andersonians and the
community we wish to congratulate
You and Datin on the publication of your book of
biography and various awards
But our well wishes and love is your real reward
May you and your wife live happily and long
Let the coming years pass like a divine song
May your love for others continue to grow
May the Lord give you more and more
Master, you will be remembered forever
We will forget you never

Telk Raj Sharma
Teacher, Anderson School 1961 to 1978

Anniversary Dinner


The Y’s Men’s Club of Ipoh held its 44th anniversary dinner at YMCA Ipoh recently. Over a hundred members, families and guests attended the function. Dato’ Seri N.S. Selvamany was the guest-of -honour. For his outstanding services to the community, Selvamany was conferred the Honorary Membership of Y’s Men’s Club. A certificate and a badge were presented by the club’s president, Tan Eok Chye. A cake was then cut to commemorate the occasion. While the members and guests dined, live entertainment was provided by a Banghra group from Bercham. Songs and dances were also performed courtesy of the staff of the Perak Society for the Promotion of Mental Health, Ulu Kinta.

Muzium Gopeng Launches Its Corporate Logo

Unveiling the Corporate Logo

Muzium Gopeng which first opened its doors last year launched its corporate logo on 15th February at 2 p.m. on the second day of the Year of the Tiger.

The auspicious ceremony complete with a roaring lion dance performance was held at its premises at 28 Eu Kong Street, Gopeng, the heritage home of the Yaw family for 5 generations.

Bernard Yaw, the Chairman of Muzium Gopeng in his opening address welcomed the almost 200 guests that afternoon. Many amongst the guests were former students of Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Idris Shah, Gopeng, including their ‘beloved’ Headmaster Y. Bhg Dato’ Seri N.S. Selvamany.

Selvamany presenting his antiquue clock to curator Phang

Selvamany, who was the guest of honour, praised Bernard and his family for “bringing back glory and a future to the town of Gopeng. Bernard has shown his love for the town and country by contributing his Mun Chong heritage home and turning it into a museum, a gesture that cannot be measured”.

Selvamany then presented to Bernard and its museum curator Phang See Kong with an antique clock and a box of ‘kam’ (‘gold’ mandarin oranges). A sum of RM7,000 collected by the ex-students of Sekolah Idris Shah was also presented to curator Phang.

Lion dance at 28 Eu Kong Street

Commenting on the launch of the logo Bernard clarified that they could now get serious about promoting the museum and confirmed that he had registered their website www.muziumgopeng.org and the page was currently being designed.

In conjunction with the launch, the museum had organised a month long exhibition of antique wall and table-top clocks. Most of the clocks on display were of European origin and was originally sold by 3 main Gopeng clock shops during its heyday. The exhibition ends on 16th March.