Songs of Love under SG Sky
The National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition 2017 finals was held on August 12. Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport was the Guest of Honour. After the award ceremony, he joined Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Goh Sin Teck, Chief Editor of “ZAOBAO”, Mr. Roy Li , famous singer and all competitors, together sang on the stage the Xinyao “Let the world dance.”
“Xinyao has become a cultural asset of Singaporeans,” said Mr. Ng Chee Meng, “and we hope that, whether it is composing or singing, or just enjoying, students will fall in love with Mandarin through that.”
The last year’s choral champion, Ms. She Huiling, switched to solo group and won the first prize this year after her previous partner had graduated. She Huiling (age 18) said in a media interview that she was now in her third year, and would be the last time for her to participate in the competition. That’s why she participated in both composition category and solo category. She said, “I have tried what I wanted , leaving with no regrets. I’m proud of myself for winning the championship again.”
The 30 competitors at the final of the 3rd “Under Singapore Sky” National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition came from different secondary schools, junior colleges and Polytechnics. The Grand Final was held at the Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. After intensive competition, She Lihui, “coffee and tea” partners Liu Yifei & Cai Xinyi from River Valley High School, and Huang Weijie & Hu Genghui from Singapore Polytechnic won the championship of solo, chorus and song composition category respectively.
Sian Chay Medical Institution also supported the event. Sian Chay appreciates the courage and determination of never giving up by our young people. Therefore, with this competition which mainly attracts young people, Sian Chay hopes that they can get more understanding about Sian Chay. Sian Chay also hopes that this group of talented young people can visit Sian Chay to see another beautiful scenery outside the campus. Sian Chay also encourages young people to spread loving heart and do good deeds by participating in Sian Chay’s activities, and to serve the nation, help the poor, create harmonious and happy lives together.
Sian Chay is a charitable organization with its core value of “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing.” Sian Chay supports the nation building and to promote a harmonious society; and to promote its belief that “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People.”
The Young generation is the future of the country.. The country will get better for those youth full of love.[:zh]