KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Be Good Do Good Association, a charity based organisation is all set to award the four final winners of its inaugural BGDG Charity Awards 2021 and Virtual Annual Conference this Sunday, Oct 10.
Aimed at rewarding deserving organisations and individuals who have been actively carrying out charitable and humanitarian work to help their fellow human beings, the award programme saw a total of 71 contenders from nine states when nominations for the awards opened in July this year.
According to the President and Founder of BGDG, Victor Ooi Boon Beng, it was a tough job for the judges selecting the 16 finalists as each of the 71 participants, whether organisation or individual, were all winners who had been doing so much to help their fellow human beings whether it is in the area of education support or the supply of essentials during the pandemic.
“Many of them had been doing their work before the pandemic but the Covid-19 further brought out the good in many more people as each one sought to do what they could so that no one would suffer any hunger and go without meals. While BGDG was also involved in providing various assistance including the provision of food supplies in various states, there were so many others doing so much good. It is this that we wanted to show appreciation and recognition for.”
Two individuals and two organisations will be the final four winners for awards under four categories, namely the BE Good Individual, Do Good Individual, BE Good Organisation, DO Good Organisation.
The finalists for BE Good Individual are Dr. Poey Tiang Peow, Sangga Sinnayah, Shirene Moong, Stanley Missun, while DO Good Individual contenders are Dato Sri Nelson Tan Ching, Taren Sunil Manoharan, William See Chang Sheng, Tengku Dato’ Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi.
As for BE Good Organisation, the finalists are Great Heart Charity Association, Lions Club International District and 08B1-Region, Muhibbah Food Bank Malaysia Society and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ruyi Pulau Pinang.
Under the DO Good – Organisation, the finalists are JPKK Persekutuan Kampung Baru Sungai Jarom, Lions Club of Putrajaya Royale & Lions Club of JuDa Land Royale, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Mohd Chan and RC Deaf Missions Malaysia
The judges for the awards were Dato’ Dr. Balachandran, Mr. Ch’ng Huck Theng, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd. Azumi, Mdm. Sharifah Alawiyah Haron Alhabshi, Dato’ Tan Su Cheng, Professor Dr. Vinitha Guptan and Datuk Yong Teck Shing.
On the association’s virtual annual conference, Victor said the keynote address entitled “Goodness is Innate” will be delivered by Global Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat, who is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller “Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World”.
Another popular name in the world of charity, Kuan Chee Heng or Uncle Kentang, the Winner of Queen Elizabeth’s Commonwealth Points of Light Award, will also speak of his journey in the event.
Wanita MCA National Chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie is expected to deliver the closing speech.
The BGDG Charity Awards 2021, which is open to the public, starts at 9am, Sunday, Oct 10, and all are invited to join the event by clicking the following link: http://live.bgdg.my