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|
|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
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|
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