Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Exceptional people: Three ‘silent heroes’ awarded for making a difference to society

Silent Heroes Award recipients Oh Siew May, Gemma Angela Fernandez and Atul Ramesh Deshpande after the ceremony at Shangri-La Hotel last night. They were lauded for their contributions to society.ST PHOTO
Three “silent heroes” quietly making a difference to society were recognised yesterday at the annual Silent Heroes Award ceremony, chosen from 38 nominees this year.

The ceremony, organised by the Hillview Civilians Sports Club, is in its fourth year.

Ms Oh Siew May, who gives inspirational speeches at schools despite having cerebral palsy.

Ms Gemma Angela Fernandez helped to buy groceries and furniture, refurbish a one-room rental flat for one of her patients and helped them to look for jobs.

Mr Atul Ramesh Deshpande, who provides free yoga training to improve people’s well-being.

1) http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/three-silent-heroes-awarded-making-difference-society
2) http://str.sg/4jGz

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