26 Nov '11, 6am

[ST] Event commemorates Tan Kah Kee's 50th death anniversary

The life and spirit of Tan Kah Kee, one of Singapore's foremost philanthropists, was inspiration for a rare event on Saturday held to commemorate his 50th death anniversary. Held at Hwa Chong Institution, which he founded in 1919, it featured speakers who reflected on, and explored, a rich diversity of ideas ranging from a person's cultural and national identity, to social fairness in modern society. Opening the day-long programme, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, said that Tan Kah Kee's spirit of philanthropy was a sign of the times, when the Chinese community banded together to fend for themselves against colonial rule in Singapore's early history. Today, the same spirit of giving must continue, but evolve to be inclusive of all communities, he said. Professor Wang Gungwu, a lauded expert in Chinese history and a former chairman of the Tan Kah Kee Internatio...

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