Eulogy Writing Competition 2013 Closing Ceremony

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I had the honored to attend the closing ceremony of 2013 Eulogy Writing Competition few weeks back. The competition was organized by Obpedia, Asia's first internet based obituary website, in conjunction with YouthsToday.com to promote Filila Piety among college youths and also to promote English writing in colleges.A little information on Obpedia:

"Obpedia was founded by Kevin Leow and  Jason Cheong. It is a place to create obituary, memorials, pet memorials (that cool!), & sending messages through e-mails and mobile phone. This portal provides a specific site that is interactive for posting information and also acts as a notification service for direct and personal invitation to relatives and friends on information such as location of the funeral wake service, memorial services, religious prayer times, cremation and burial information."





In today's world, many of us have actually lost touch with our roots; some even to the extent of losing touch with their relatives or family members. I'm pretty sure that many people don't know and don't even care what is their origin or where their ancestors came from. Personally, I think this is a very sad scene. After all, we are who we are today because of our ancestors.


"We thought the response would be poor as we felt that the younger generation of Malaysians are generally out of touch of values such as filial piety, but we are glad to be wrong" said Leow.

The winners of the Eulogy Writing Competitions are Jassie Looi, Kum Peng Han, and Lisa Yeo - who came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd and won RM 2000, RM 1500 and RM800 respectively. Again, I would like to congrats the winner! ^^


We were honored to have the CEO of Academy Belia, Mr Rahman Hussein, and he has given a very meaningful speech too.

Now, let's move on to the prize giving ceremony!

2nd Runner-up: Lisa Yeo

1st Runner-up: Kum Peng Han
Representative for the winner: Jassie Looi
Group Picture time!
P/s: Apologize for the blur picture(s). I wanted to quickly snap so that I don't get into other people's way and before they move on. =p

To know more about Obpedia, do visit their website at: http://obpedia.com/index.aspx
YouthsToday: http://www.youthstoday.com/

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