KOTA KINABALU: All nominations for the Junior Chamber International Kota Kinabalu (JCI KK) Outstanding Young Person of Sabah 2016 will be scrutinized by a team of prominent and diverse judges, headed by Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Haji Tawfiq Datuk Haji Abu Bakar Titingan.
Junior Chamber International Kota Kinabalu president Neelkrish Perumal and committee members of the project paid a courtesy visit to the minister on Thursday to launch the flagship project.
The briefing was also attended by the ministry’s permanent secretary Haji Awang Damit Awang Anak.
“JCI KK gives its sincere thanks to Datuk Tawfiq and his office for the meeting,” Perumal said.
The Outstanding Young Person of Sabah (TOYPS) is an award organized by the JCI KK to recognize young Sabahan and Malaysian individuals in Sabah who have dedicated themselves to the progress or welfare of the community at large.
There are many young Sabahan and Malaysian individuals that have excelled in their field of profession, practice and endeavor.
Some are known by the public but some have excelled in obscurity making them unsung heroes of their field.
The main objective of TOYPS organised by JCI KK is to recognize both these groups of individuals.
“TOYPS is endorsed and supported by the Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sports. Great hope and endeavour are invested in this project in order to achieve its three main objectives.”
Firstly, to accord recognition to young Sabahan and Malaysian individuals in Sabah whose dedication to their profession or life undertakings has resulted in the progress or welfare of the community (Sabah, Malaysia and the World) and the advancement of their respective field.
Secondly, to create public awareness and give recognition to outstanding achievements, thereby inspiring young Malaysian to greater heights with selfless dedication for the development of the community.
Thirdly, to promote a variety of industries in Sabah with the goal of contributing towards national development and growth.
In pursuit of recognizing these individuals, TOYPS adopts 10 categories: business, economic or entrepreneurial accomplishment political, legal and government affairs, academic leadership and accomplishment, cultural achievement, moral and religious leadership, contribution to children, world peace, nature or human rights, humanitarian and voluntary services, scientific and technological development, personal improvement and sports accomplishment and medical innovation.
“There are many individuals who have excelled that we have no knowledge of and thus, JCI KK relies on public feedback on this matter. Members of the public are encouraged to exercise their social responsibility by nominating the individuals that deserve this coveted award. Nominations are for individuals between the age of 15 and 40,” explained Perumal.
He said the winner of the TOYPS award would receive a customized trophy and would be nominated to the The Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Award in 2017.
For more information, please visit JCI KK website at jcikk.org/toyps or contact JCI KK.
The following are contact numbers of TOYPS team members such as Vitalis Ronald (010 987 8468), Ng Tze Ek (016 847 4011), Wendy Chan (017 309 0525) and Patrick Teo (016 588 6896).
Submission of nominations must reach JCI Kota Kinabalu by July 31.
The results of the nomination will be announced and an Award Gala Night will be held to present these awards to the winners of the TOYPS 2016 in September 2016.