12 Aug '11, 4pm

Four outstanding persons get President's Scholarships: Speaking at the award ceremony, President Nathan said the...

Four outstanding persons get President's Scholarships: Speaking at the award ceremony, President Nathan said the...

SINGAPORE: Four young individuals were recognised as this year's President's Scholars. They received their awards from President S R Nathan at the Istana on Friday evening. The scholars - Xiao Yifei , Aaron Koh, Nigel Fong and Yoong Ren Yan - were chosen because they excelled not just academically but demonstrated their commitment to public service as well. Speaking at the award ceremony, President Nathan said the President's Scholarships is one main avenue to build up a pool of people with the right calibre who could in future become public sector leaders. "As a new generation, you will have different values and perspectives from my generation. You will face different circumstances and challenges, but the same passion to stand up for Singapore, to serve our people and do your best for our nation, must still underpin all that you do as future leaders of Singapore," he told...

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