Monday, January 19, 2015

Leong Sin Nam Memorial 2015

Every year, on the 19th January, the Perak Kaying Association will celebrate the life of Leong Sin Nam via a traditional Chinese ceremony at his tomb and  a memorial dinner at the Association hall. My grandfather passed away in Port Dickson on the 19th January 1940.

This year is different because my mother is not present.  She had always enjoyed the company of her old friends with stories of old and laughter that would cheer everyone present.

Leong Sin Nam was a staunch advocate of education for all be it in the Chinese or English language. Following his footstep his children had donated generously to uplift various schools. The YN Leong Education Trust was set up in 2003 to honor my father whom most of his friends called him Yeow Nyean (YN).  He was the 3rd son of Leong Sin Nam.

Tonight the Trust donated to SJK (C) Min Tet, Shen Jai High School, Perak Kaying Association and the Leong Si Realty Sdn. Bhd. The Trust is currently planning to hold Leadership Classes for the 5th and 6th Formers with emphasis on mentorship to produce the next generation of honest, trustworthy and charitable leaders.