Title : More nominees shortlisted for prestigious Singapore Youth Awards this year
Date : 07 July 2002

Four individuals and two teams were presented with Singapore's most prestigious youth awards this year.

They received the Singapore Youth Awards from Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Sunday.

The Award honours the young whose achievements and community service cultivate a sense of national pride in youths.

The National Youth Council says it has received more nominations for both its individual and team categories this year as compared to the last and all the nominations are of high quality.

And it hopes that the winners of the award will serve as role models for younger Singaporeans to aspire and scale to even greater heights.

Clinching the award for entrepreneurship was Mr Kent Tey whose company sells corporate gifts.

Awards in the science and technology category were bagged by Dr Allen Yeoh Eng Juh for his research work in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan's son, Dr Patrick Tan, a research scientist in the life sciences.

Dr Patrick Tan said; "The award is not a reward but more of a challenge to do better things. Firstly I hope to encourage younger Singaporeans through my own example. I also hope to talk to those in the higher up positions to try to engender some infrastructural changes that will make pursuing a research career a viable career option in Singapore."

Mountaineer Khoo Swee Chiow was honoured for his achievements in sports and adventure, while the team awards went to the NUS Students Union Volunteer Action Committee and the Tang Quartet.

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