Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Lunch Official Launch Dinner
21 May. (To’ Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Lunch Official Launch Dinner) Speeh by Executive Chairman, Sian Chay Medical Institution Mr Toh Soon Huat JP, BBM, PVPA.
Your Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob, Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin, ladies and gentlemen, good evening, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to attend and support today’s dinner.
United together with clear conscience and righteousness to foster positive energy. Justice and Selflessness form the basis of peace.
Opening ceremonies, participation, conferment, encouragement, self reliance, uniqueness, dignity and worthy of respect.
Background, Thoughts, Perspiration. Compassionate Action, Heartfelt Sincerity, Benevolence.
Gratitude to Dato’ Dr. Tan and his family for their compassionate love to support the establishment of the To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund and generous donation of $2 million to launch the Memorial Endowment Fund.
Sian Chay Medical Institution has been providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation. Currently 15 Branches serving about 1,200 patients daily. Full wavier for Pioneer Generation patients and those with financial difficulties may apply for medical wavier
In the past 4 years (2014-2017) Sian Chay has served an aggregate of 973,093 patient visits and dispensed 1,816,683 dosages of prescription. In the next 5 years (2018-2022), the no. of patient visits and dosages of prescription are expected to increase to 2.5 million and 4.8 million respectively.
Helping a person is equivalent to helping a family. Any person in a big family falls sick, the family’s mood will be affected.Our mission is to help the patients seek relief from suffering and gain happiness, and foster a blissful family. Thereby fostering social and racial harmony. Adhering to the charitable spirit of Sian Chay: Trust, Action, Attitude and Conduct form the integrity and virtues of charity work.
I am also very grateful to our Guest of Honour, Our President Madam Halimah Yacob, who visited the Marsiling branch several times to meet the residents and understand their health condition during the operation of the Marsiling branch. At the same time give us a lot of support, guidance and encouragement. In particular, the invaluable guidance and advice in serving the non-Chinese residents. Let us become the charitable TCM organization serving the most non-Chinese residents.
Sian Chay Medical Institution is a welfare charity organization with a history of more than 100 years providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation, subsidized medicine, acupuncture treatment and tuina therapy for the community. Through Sian Chay platform to promote racial harmony and social stability. Racial harmony is the cornerstone of social cohesion, social consciousness, social progress and social development. Everyone should treasure and contribute to the racial harmony, building a beautiful nation, fostering loving care, friendship, sharing quality life and build a prosperous Singapore.
Charity and Philanthropy are distinct form and substance respectively. Charity has a choice and is optional. One can donate today but discontinue tomorrow. It is not permanent. Philanthropy is permanent, responsibility and compassion. It is not a matter of choice or interest, it is about passion. Philanthropy is contribution and more contribution, gratitude and more gratitude.
Be grateful and Cherish life. We are grateful to the patients who visited Sian Chay, as we are given the opportunity to serve them. They give us the opportunity to learn, grow and ascend, at the same time fulfilling our responsibilities and duties as citizens.
There are only 24 hours in a day. Time passes no matter one spends the day having fun or engaging in charitable deeds. Life in itself is unpredictable, and there is no way one will know when it will all come to an end. Therefore, appreciate every moment and live one’s life responsibly and wisely. Show gratitude in everything we do as we live our ordinary, and at times, extraordinary lives.
Rapid social progress and great changes in the environment. The government is already thinking of ways to serve the people. As citizens, we should also assist the government with our responsibilities and strengths. Thereby joining Sian Chay in its charity work, give back to society, care for the public; and build a harmonious society with universal love, gratitude and positive energy. With Universal Love and Gratitude, we join hands with you to promote the spirit of philanthropy.
I was touched and benefited a lot with the words of Dato’ Dr. Tan after viewing his video. To share with you.
Dato’ Dr. Tan has made the largest single donation of $2 million to Sian Chay Medical Institution to support the establishment of the Endowment Fund. Indeed, I am so inspired when Dato’ Tan modestly stated that it is a ‘humble’ donation to support this charity cause.
I am also motivated by Dato’ Dr. Tan’s philanthropy spirit that doing charity is from the heart. Everyone can just do their best by donating within their means, big or small. We do not have to compare how much our donations are. Finally, what impressed me most are Dato’ Dr. Tan’s words of wisdom, “Doing charity we donate with pleasure”.
Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin staying low profile, not going after glory, humble. His humility is admirably. He is a role model for everyone.
I would like to thank members of the public, government agencies, government officials, sponsors, Honourable Chairmen, Directors, Charity Ambassadors, Benevolent Ambassadors, and Sian Chay’s team for their support for all these year. Not forgetting our physicians, therapists and colleagues, heart felt gratitude to you all. Unity is strength. Everyone working together. Rescue & Life-saving, 100 Years of Service with Benevolence and Professionalism.
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Sharing with others Sian Chay’s TCM platform in serving the community.
With Blessing and Gratitude. Wishing you a pleasant evening.