Three UTAR students stole the limelight when their names were announced as the winners of the prestigious awards called ‘The Youth Awards’ at the Youths Today. Com’s inaugural award presentation ceremony held at the Chatime Galleria in Puchong, Selangor on 14 June 2014.
The winning trio comprising Heong Kian Kee, Lee Jia Ling and Kum Peng Han walked away with trophies, certificates and cash prizes worth RM5,000 each.
Organised by Youths Today.Com, the event aimed to recognise the potential of youths in Malaysia as well as to select its first generation of Malaysian Youth Ambassadors.
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, I would like to 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 1,000 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 months of journey in which they have to complete a total of three stages, namely, ‘The Write-up’, ‘Your Ideal Product’ and ‘Video-fy Yourself’ for them to clinch the awards.
Established in 2002 with 411 students, today, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) offers more than 110 programmes in fields including Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agriculture, Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Process Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Social Science and Education to over 23,000 students in its nine faculties, three institutes and three centres located in three Klang Valley campuses in Bandar Sungai Long, Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and the main campus in Kampar, which was awarded the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) gold award in the education category in 2013. The employability of its 33,000 over graduates exceeds 97 percent within six months after graduation.
For more information, go to www.utar.edu.my