The Rotary Club of Greentown and the Kinta District Education, in conjunction with the World Rotary Peace and Understanding Month, held its prize-giving ceremony of an English essay-writing competition at the State Secretariat Building’s multi-purpose hall recently.
The ceremony began with a speech by the guest of honour, Haji Marazien bin Amran, who represented the State Education Director. Marazien stressed the importance of peace and the roles youths play in achieving the goals of a more harmonious world.
Rotary Club’s Past President and Advisor, Arthur Yeong Chong Sen, in his return speech, stressed on actions to realise efforts for global peace. “We’ve to put down our pens and do something about the dream of world peace or it would remain a dream and nothing else,” he remarked.
The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the winners and the reading of the three best essays. The top three winners were Karyshima Gill from Methodist Girls School, Thomas Chong Wei Jie from St Michael’s Institution and Abel Liew Chee Weng from SMK Jalan Pasir Puteh.
Karyshima, whose winning essay was read to the audience by her younger sister, wrote on the importance of international understanding. In her piece, she theorised that in attaining world peace not everyone is prominent but everyone, living or dead, is significant.
The winners walked away with cash prizes, certificates and gifts from Lost World of Tambun and Ipoh-based IT provider, SNS Network.