Message from the Organising Committee Chairman – Kelvin Toh
Message from the Organising Committee Chairman
Mr. Kelvin Toh
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Endless Love: It’s nice to have you
Honourable Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Dr.
Koh Poh Koon, Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Mr. Toh Soon Huat, JP BBM PVPA, Mr. & Mrs Lim Teck Bin, ladies and gentlemen, good evening!
Thanks to the appreciation and trust by Chairman Toh Soon Huat, I have this opportunity to organize once again the Sian Chay Charity Dinner 2018. I feel very honoured in my heart and heavy on my shoulders. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and support to Sian Chay, we are able to successfully organise this charity gala dinner. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you!
Being benevolent and helping the vulnerable and the poor has always been a traditional virtue of our society. Sian Chay Medical Institution has been continuously serving the needy for over a century. Sian Chay provides medical services for patients regardless of race, religion or nationality and benefiting the public. It has made positive contributions to livelihood, security, social harmony, and social progress. Today, Sian Chay Medical Institution is rejuvenated with new vitality under the new generation of leadership. Sian Chay is stepping into the heartlands and getting closer to the residents. While benefiting the elderly patients, Sian Chay is also actively participating in the charity events organized by Community organizations to promote health awareness, encourage wellness activities, and educate senior citizens about the notion of “prevention is better than cure”, so as to give back to the society and advocate the spirit of charity.
In particular, I was very impressed by Mr. Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay, who got out from business at the peak of his career and devoted himself to welfare and charity, spreading love and serving the public. I also have a deeper understanding of my future life. My health condition is not very good and Chairman Toh is very concerned about me. He said to me that, “Charity is important but health is more important.” He also encouraged me to face the life in an active and optimistic manner and do my best for charity.
Mr. Toh Soon Huat said, “The gratitude and civic consciousness shall make the world peaceful and in harmony. Enjoying happiness alone is not as happy as sharing it. A contented mind is an eternal bliss. Make yourself contented and all feel happy.” We should live every day with a contended mind and also convey the spirit and energy to enable others to live better than before because of our help. Contentment is the inner personal development, heartwarming and power of love, sharing happiness and well-being for others with their own abilities.
Sian Chay Medical Institution is progressing with the developments. Under the leadership of Chairman Toh, Sian Chay in an unprecedented move established 15 branches in the heartlands within five years, with 1200 patient visits per day and annual operation budget of $6 million. In addition, Sian Chay has also supported 4 wellness centres in Sengkang South, Boon Lay, Marsiling and Yio Chu Kang with 10,000 residents attending a variety of recreational activities each year. The high operation cost of the 15 branches warrants an urgent fundraising campaign to sustain it. Sian Chay is fortunate to be supported by a group of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are very impressed by Chairman Toh’s enthusiasm on charity and making every effort to contribute.
Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Lim Teck Bin, Chairman of 21 Shutters Pte. Ltd as well as all the benevolent people who sponsored and supported this charity event. At the same time, I feel grateful to all my friends contributing to this gala dinner. Thanks to the management and staff of Sian Chay Medical Institution for their kind assistance. Thanks to the members of the Organizing Committee for their co-operation. Wishing the Sian Chay Charity Dinner a great success!
May I wish everyone good health, career success and good life. Thank you all!