Love, Kindness and Gratitude
——“Sian Chay Chinese New Year Gala Dinner 2019″
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessings
Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People.
Trust, Action, Attitude and Conduct form the integrity and Virtues of charity work.
– Toh Soon Huat, JP
On the evening of 21 February (Thursday), “Sian Chay Chinese New Year Appreciation Dinner 2019″, hosted by Sian Chay Medical Institution, was held at Jubilee Garden Restaurant, Toa Payoh SAFRA. Honourable Chairmen of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Mr Ang Chin Koon PBM Mr Neo Kah Kiat PBM, Mr Patrick Khoo PBM, Mr Teo Kim Chuan attended as special guests. Other guests included Honorable Chairman, Charity Ambassadors, Benevolent Ambassadors, directors, media, sponsors and benevolent donors. About 460 people from Sian Chay including the physicians , therapists, TCM assistants and Volunteers also attended the event.
At the dinner, Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, shared with the guests the charity journey of the Sian Chay Medical Institution in the past ten years (2008-present) as well as the charitable TCM development plan for the next five years (2019-2023). He said, “The predecessors planted trees and the descendants enjoyed the shades. We are very grateful to the pioneers of Sian Chay for creating this platform for us, so that we are able to do good deeds through this platform.”
Chairman Toh shared, “Since joining the Sian Chay Medical Institution in 2008, I have gained alot of experience. From the initial four employees, Sian Chay now has grown to a family of TCM charity with about 120 employees.” He was very grateful to the government and the public, as well as all the directors, volunteers and employees of Sian Chay. Thank you for your contribution and dedication. Chairman Toh further elaborated on the progress of Sian Chay in the last year (2018), including the number of patient visits, prescription dosages, goodie bag distribution and free haircuts, etc., and he shared about the plan for the next five years (expected to serve 2.5 million patient visits and dispense 4 million dosages of prescription); the calendar of events for 2019 was also rich and colorful.
Chairman Toh also said that all Honourable Chairmen and directors, including himself, are volunteers. He thanked everyone for the support and contribution. In addition, Chairman Toh Soon Huat also thanked people from all walks of life, government departments, government officials, sponsors, dance schools and performing artistes offering the performances, the restaurants for sponsoring the banquets, the media projecting positive energy, and Sian Chay team, for the support and grace to Sian Chay and him. He was grateful to everyone appearing in his life.
Honourable Chairman Mr Ang Chin Koon PBM , Mr Neo Kah Kiat PBM, Mr Patrick Khoo PBM、and Mr Teo Kim Chuan also each gave a sincere and touching address during the event and the audience listened with respect.
During “ Tossing of Yuheng “, the traditional New Year custom in Singapore, “God of Wealth” was invited to join and bring wealth and blessings to everyone. Wishing all guests success in life, good luck and prosperity, happiness and peace, good business and profit, family union and harmony, successful endeavours.
The musicians and performing artistes who participated in the charity performances included: singer 杨芊红, versatile 张雄, violin performer 王丽娜, Ruyi Pipa Band, champion of “Lion city Star” singing contest 张梦骞, and the top 15 singer吴胜男 top 34 singer 吴哲霖 and熊洋洋. They spread grand love and compassion with the voice and performance of love.
At the end of the dinner, Emcee Wang Hui invited Chairman Toh Soon Huat, Honourable Chairmen, directors and performing artistes to join the chorus of Sian Chay Medical Institution charity theme song “Wave of Sian Chay”, and the guests sang the song together led by voluntary performing guest. Jay Lim This song was created by Wei Shiong entertainmnet’s veteran production team. Lee Wei Shiong composed the melody andJay Lim wrote the lyrics. We hope that this beautiful song would touch every heart and let the spirit of Sian Chay Medical Institution carry forward and brighten ever.
Chairman Toh also shared: In the process of life, we should change and improve ourselves at every moment, every occurrence, every experience, every bottleneck, so as to make life different and benefit the society.
Life is a cultivation and responsibility. The existence, value and meaning of life lie in everyone’s choice, inner mind, cultivation, wisdom, strength and truth, goodness and beauty.
The self-cultivation and pattern of life has nothing to do with age, but lies in the deep compassion, empathy, dedication, light and realm.
Face life with a normal heart, face grievance with a tolerant heart, face life with compassion,
Face life with gratitude, face the world with love, and face the future with empathy.
The road of life is a journey that cannot be rolled back. Learn to cherish and be grateful.
On and off the stage, the stage is the same, just high and low. Level and realm are the ones to compare. The audience will leave at the end of the song. But our heart of compassion, love and gratitude will never disappear.
When I was young, I did not understand why my parents could get up so early regardless heavy wind or rain, even sickness. After experiencing so much when I became an adult, I started to understand that it was not the alarm clock that woke them up but was life, responsibility, affection, dedication, giving, inheritance and greatness. (Mom, I love you)
Thanks to the following (2014-2018) major generous donors. It is your love and kindness to support of Sian Chay to progress towards the bright future:
Donor Name Donation Amount
Dato’ Dr. Tan Hian-Tsin $4,000,000.00
Lee Foundation $3,150,000.00
Care and Share movement $2,900,000.00
Tote Board (Singapore Pools) $1,425,386.10
Kenny Lim and family $1,045,000.00
San Wang Wu Di Religious Society $1,000,000.00
Thanks to the friends of the following organizations for their support to Sian Chay, providing professional support and services in the activities of Sian Chay:
Qian Xi Group
Gratitude to the friends of the media for their support to Sian Chay and spreading the positive energy:
Singapore Press Holdings, Zao Bao
Singapore Press Holdings, Wan Bao
Singapore Press Holdings, Shin Min Daily
Singapore Red Scarf
Lion City Coconut
Singapore Red Ant
Lion City Headlines
Singapore Fu Zhilin Group
Sian Chay Medical Institution currently has 15 branches, serving over 1,200 patient visits daily. Sian Chay has also supported 4 wellness centres, serving 10,000 residents yearly. Sian Chay has been actively promoting the five cores values, “Forgiveness, universal love, compassion, gratitude and blessing” and that “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Only Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People can the society be a better one. Mr. Toh Soon Huat strongly advocates the spirit of charity: Trust, action, attitude and conduct form the integrity and virtues of charity work.
Every $10 donation will benefit one patient from a low-income family to enjoy free consultation and medication at Sian Chay. Helping one patient is equivalent to helping all members of this family. Let them get relief from pain and foster a blissful family.
Through this activity, we hope to share Sian Chay charity TCM platform with more people, encourage more people join Sian Chay, do good deeds, contribute to the society, benefit the people and create a harmonious and beautiful social atmosphere!
The melody of love is still in the ear, and the unchanging is always a heart of kindness, a heart of dedication. Thanks again for the wonderful performances of all the performing artistes tonight. Thanks to the generous donors. Thanks to the directors of Sian Chay Medical Institution for their dedicated leadership. Thanks to the staff of Sian Chay who are at the front line serving the people. Thanks to all the volunteers who provided selfless help for this! We also sincerely thank all the guests present. Wishing one and all good health, successful life and good luck!