The Sathya Sai Baba Centres of Perak Darul Ridzuan organised the 3rd Annual Human Values Public Speaking Competition between students in tertiary institutions in Perak, recently.
The Guest of Honour was En. Azsar bin Ramli, the Ketua Penolong Pengarah Bahasa Inggeris, Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Perak.
Eight speakers from five tertiary institutions participated in the finals, held at Olympia College Auditorium, Ipoh and six judges from the Toastmasters Clubs in Perak were the adjudicators.
The objectives of this annual competition are to enhance goodwill and understanding among youths of different racial and religious backgrounds and compliment the government’s efforts to encourage the use of the English Language in our tertiary institutions; to expose the youths, to the knowledge and practice of Universal Human values, in their daily life thereby boosting their personal and emotional well-being; to help the youths in the development of the soft skills of diplomacy, public speaking and social etiquette which is vital for effective parliamentary debates, international relations and domestic harmony; to encourage tertiary level students to understand how the objectives of Malaysia’s Rukun Negara, viz: Unity, Justice, Peace and Progress can be achieved by the practice of human values at all levels of our Malaysian society.
The five tertiary institutions that participated this year were Sek. Men. Anderson Ipoh Sixth Form; Sek. Men. Sam Tet Ipoh Sixth Form; Sek. Men. Jalan Tasik, Ipoh Sixth Form; Universiti Tengku Abdul Rahman Kampar (UTAR KAMPAR); and Quest International University Perak.
For the Prepared Speech Contest, the eight speakers were judged on eight different topics, and for the Impromptu Contest a common topic was given to all the participants.
Champion of the Prepared speech contest: Muhd Isyrafiddin bin Zainuzzaman (Anderson) with 1st Runner-up Kajel Kaur Gill (Quest) and 2nd Runner-up Kenny Chin Wei (UTAR). The champions of the Impromptu Speech Contest were: Kajel Kaur Gill (Quest), 1st Runner-up Shathis Vengadasalam (Quest) and 2nd Runner-up, Muhd Isyrafiddin bin Zainuzzaman (Anderson). The Overall Winner was Quest International University Perak.