Three UTAR students stole the limelight when their names were announced as the winners of the prestigious awards called ‘The Youth Awards’ at the YouthsToday.com inaugural award presentation ceremony held at the Chatime Galleria in Puchong, Selangor recently. Organised by YouthsToday.com, the event aimed to recognise the potential of youths in Malaysia as well as to select its first generation of Malaysian Youth Ambassadors.
The winning trio comprising Heong Kian Kee, Lee Jia Ling and Kum Peng Han walked away with trophies, certificates and cash prizes worth RM5000 each.
Heong, a year-one Public Relations student, who also clinched the Outstanding Creativity Award, said, “The Youth Awards 2014 has given me a chance to develop my talents. Being part of this competition, has helped me transform myself for the better as well to inspire many other youths to believe in their potential talents.”
“I feel very honoured and overwhelmed to be one of the 21 Youth Ambassadors out of the 1000 nominees,” said Lee, a third-year Banking and Finance student. She also hoped that her win would inspire other youths to step forward to help to build a better society.
The other proud winner of Youth Ambassador Award, Kum, said, “I wish that through this award I could be a symbol of inspiration to others to lead meaningful lives. We are grateful to our lecturers, mentors, and friends for guiding us in the competition.”
This award presentation night celebrated the victory of up to 26 outstanding student leaders (21 youth ambassadors and five outstanding awards) from all over the country. The participants went through a three-month journey in which they had to complete a total of three stages, namely, ‘The Write-up’, ‘Your Ideal Product’ and ‘Video-fy Yourself’ for them to clinch the awards.