以特殊方式默默行善 “沉默英雄”遇到好司机就送礼券 | Doing Silence in a Special Way – CAS article

30 September 2019  •  2 mins read

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Mr. Tan Kok Sing
Pioneer of Promise Category Winner – 2018
Nominated by: Ms. Debbie Lee

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高龄93岁的陈国信经常随身携带超市礼券,表扬巴士司机,要感谢区内的清洁员工时也会送上一张10元礼券,肯定他们对社会的贡献。他昨晚获颁沉默英雄奖。

每当陈国信乘搭巴士,都会观察司机,遇到态度好的司机时会相赠礼券,希望以此鼓励他们,让他们“工作起来更开心”。

高龄93岁的陈国信经常随身携带超市礼券,表扬巴士司机,要感谢区内的清洁员工时也会送上一张10元礼券,肯定他们对社会的贡献。

他也自发地在社区推广健康,自上世纪70年代设立中峇鲁花园跑步俱乐部,去年还以俱乐部名义捐赠10万元给新加坡团队基金,支持我国培养体育人才。他昨晚获颁沉默英雄奖,从副总理兼经济及社会政策统筹部长尚达曼手中接过奖座。

步入第五个年头的“沉默英雄”奖项由民间组织“新加坡民众协会 (Civilians Association of Singapore, 前称Hillview Civilians体育俱乐部)颁发,目的是肯定在社会行善并作出贡献的平凡民众。今年有25人获提名,其中四人获颁奖项。

陈国信当年因想强身健体,发起跑步活动。跑步后来延伸到篮球活动,他会定期与一些年长者在亨德申路组屋区的篮球场打篮球。如今年纪大了,他转而成为篮球队的“啦啦队”。

他说,当初开始赠送礼券是要鼓励街坊运动。即使到了今天,他都会定期在清晨时到区内公园,给早起的晨运者送上10元礼券。后来,他也以礼券答谢默默耕耘的清洁工人和巴士司机等。

陈国信说:“我们会听到一些人投诉巴士师傅,但他们忘了也有态度好的司机。我送上礼券时,司机的第一个反应是很意外,会拒绝收,但我告诉他:我是要表扬你,只是一点心意。好的司机,我们要表扬,他工作起来也会开心、有动力。”

资助女佣外甥

修读医学教育课程

已享儿孙福的陈国信也是一名好雇主。为他打工近20年的女佣莉亚(51岁)说,她的外甥念完护理课程,到新加坡找工作遇到问题时,雇主竟问他要不要继续在家乡念医科,并表示愿意资助他。外甥的护理与医学课程都是雇主资助的。

陈国信说,女佣的外甥从小比较缺乏母亲的疼爱,他知道这名年轻人念书很努力,就决定支持他的医学教育。

陈国信出身不富裕,只有中学学历,当年在贸易公司工作,慢慢升上高职。他说:“行善不分年龄,不管有没有得奖,我都会继续做我一直在做的事。”

这名中风康复者还曾四次到澳大利亚高空跳伞,三年前以这项活动庆祝90岁大寿。提名他的李美仪(27岁,教师)说,她与家人几年前在公园看到陈国信在运动,与他交谈后加入跑步俱乐部。她说:“陈伯为社区做了很多事,他这个年纪还这么积极,值得表扬。”

非营利组织Child@Street 11创办人妮玛拉(65岁)是另一名获奖者,组织所设立的托儿所为弱势家庭的孩童提供收费低廉的教育。她说,得奖要归功她的整个团队。

尚达曼致词时肯定得奖者的贡献, 以及颁发奖项的主办单位。他们展现如何以善举改善社会,而这也是我们的新加坡故事,每个人都有能力帮助他人,打造一个更美好更包容的社会。

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Chen Guoxin, who is 93 years old, often carries supermarket gift vouchers with him in praise of the bus driver. He would also like to thank the cleaning staff in the area for a 10 yuan gift voucher to affirm their contribution to society. He was awarded the Silent Hero Award last night.

Whenever Chen Guoxin takes a bus, he will observe the driver, and will give a gift certificate when he encounters a driver with a good attitude, hoping to encourage them and make them “work happier.”

Chen Guoxin, who is 93 years old, often carries supermarket gift vouchers with him in praise of the bus driver. He would also like to thank the cleaning staff in the area for a 10 yuan gift voucher to affirm their contribution to society.

He also promoted health in the community spontaneously. Since the establishment of the Zhonglulu Garden Running Club in the 1970s, he also donated 100,000 yuan to the Singapore team fund in the name of the club last year to support the cultivation of sports talents in China. He was awarded the Silent Heroes Award last night, taking the trophy from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic and Social Policy Coordination Chantaman.

Entering the fifth year, the “Silent Heroes” award is awarded by the civil organization “Civilians Association of Singapore (formerly Hillview Civilians Sports Club). It aims to affirm ordinary people who have done good and contribute to society. 25 Were nominated and four of them were awarded prizes.

Chen Guoxin started running because he wanted to keep fit. Running later extended to basketball activities. He would regularly play basketball with some seniors on the basketball court in Henderson Road’s HDB area. As he gets older this year, he has become the “cheerleader” of the basketball team.

He said that the gift certificates were started to encourage the neighborhood movement. Even today, he will regularly go to the district park in the early morning to give early morning riders a gift coupon of 10 yuan. Later, he also thanked the silent cleaners and bus drivers with gift certificates.

Chen Guoxin said: “We will hear some people complain about the bus master, but they forget that they also have a good attitude driver. When I gave the gift certificate, the driver’s first response was very unexpected and he refused to accept it, but I told him: I want to praise you, just a little bit of heart. Good driver, we have to praise, he will be happy and motivated when he works. “

Chen Guoxin, who has enjoyed his son, Sun Fu, is also a good employer. Lia (51 years old), a maid who has worked for him for nearly 20 years, said that after her nephew completed a nursing course and encountered problems finding a job in Singapore, the employer asked him if he would continue to study medicine in his hometown and expressed his willingness to fund he. Nephew’s nursing and medical courses are employer-funded.

Chen Guoxin said that the maid’s nephew had lacked the love of his mother since he was a child. He knew that the young man studied hard and decided to support his medical education.

Chen Guoxin was not affluent. He only had a middle school degree. He worked in a trading company that year and slowly advanced to higher vocational levels. “I do good regardless of age, and I will continue to do what I have been doing, whether or not I have won a prize,” he said.

The stroke recoverer also parachuted four times in Australia and celebrated his 90th birthday three years ago with this event. Li Meiyi, 27, a teacher who nominated him, said she and her family saw Chen Guoxin in the park a few years ago in the park and talked to him to join the running club. “Bo Chen has done a lot for the community and he is so active at this age that he deserves praise.”

Nimala (65), the founder of the non-profit organization Child @ Street 11, is another winner. The nursery established by the organization provides low-cost education for children from disadvantaged families. She said that she won the prize thanks to her entire team.

Chandaman affirmed the contributions of the winners and the organizers of the awards. They show how to use charity to improve society. This is our Singapore story. Everyone has the ability to help others and build a better and more inclusive society.

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Published originally from: CAS – Civilians Associations (Singapore)

https://civilians.org.sg/press-releases/

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