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Most Inspiring Tamil Teacher Award 2005 - A Tribute To Tamil Language Teachers

Singapore, 14 September 2005 - For the fourth year running, Tamil Murasu is organizing the Most Inspiring Tamil Teacher Award Ceremony 2005 on 17 September 2005, Saturday, at the News Centre Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North.

Mr S Iswaran, Deputy Speaker of Parliament is the Guest-Of-Honour for this event that aims to recognize the efforts and contributions of Tamil teachers in nurturing and serving as role models for the Tamil students.

Said Dr Chitra Rajaram, Editor of Tamil Murasu, "With the increasing emphasis and importance on second languages in our education system, it is timely to give due recognition to these Tamil teachers for their efforts in developing innovative ways to bring across the Tamil language and its rich culture to the students.We also acknowledge the important role of these teachers in creating an enriching and stimulating environment for the students and hence, by bringing them to the forefront, we want to encourage an even greater appreciation of the language."

All Primary, Secondary and Junior College students were eligible to participate and nominations submitted had to be supported with a short write-up on the teacher of their choice. Over 550 entries were received this year.

One teacher from each of the categories (Primary, Secondary and Junior College) will be selected and will receive a $500 voucher plus an airline ticket. The student who nominated the winning teacher will also receive a $250 voucher and another $250 voucher for the school he/she is currently from. In addition, there will be a merit prize of a $250 voucher to the teachers and students from the three categories.

Tamil Murasu, a Singapore Press Holdings publication, has a daily circulation of about 10,000 and the Sunday circulation is about 15,000.

Most Inspiring Tamil Teacher Awards 2005

Venue : News Centre Auditorium, Toa Payoh
Date : Saturday, 17 September 2005
Time : 3.00pm – 5.30pm

Programme

2.30pm Arrival of Guests
2.55pm Arrival of Guest of Honour,
Mr S Iswaran
Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC
3.00pm Welcome Recital (song in praise of Tamil)
3.05pm Dance by NUS students
3.15pm Welcome Speech by Dr Chitra Rajaram
Editor, Tamil Murasu
3.30pm Keynote Speech by Guest of Honour
Mr S Iswaran
Deputy Speaker
And Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC
3.40pm Vote of Thanks by Dr N Varaprasad
Chief Executive Officer, National Library Board
3.50pm Dance and Launch of Tamil Murasu Youth Club
4.00pm Announcement of Award Winners
4.05pm Citations by Award winning students
4.15pm Award Presentation to Students and Teachers
4.40pm Presentation of souvenirs to Sponsors
4.45pm Photo session
4.50pm Reception
5.30pm Programme ends

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

For more information, please contact:

Ms Rukmani
Tamil Murasu
DID: 6319-4009
Email: rukmani_c@sph.com.sg

About SPH
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 13 newspapers in the four official languages and about 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.8 million individuals, or 88 per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers and magazines, which together enjoy over 300 million pageviews a month. SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free newspaper Today. SPH operates two entertainment radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English, under a joint venture company UnionWorks with NTUC Media, and owns an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest LED network media company.