DPM: Na­tion’s strength built on qual­ity of peo­ple

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PU­TRA­JAYA: The strength of a na­tion is built around the qual­ity of its peo­ple, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said yes­ter­day at the Asia HRD (Hu­man Re­sources De­vel­op­ment) Awards 2017.

He said high achiev­ers in­spired peo­ple and in­spired peo­ple would raise the per­for­mance bar.

“They set new stan­dards, new bench­marks, move peo­ple to as­pire for things once con­sid­ered im­pos­si­ble,” he said, adding that high achiev­ers em­braced the value of learn­ing ev­ery day.

“They make learn­ing a way of life. Suc­cess is not just the crown­ing mo­ment or rais­ing the flag on the sum­mit.

“It is the process of reach­ing for a goal and some­times, it be­gins with fail­ure. The only limit to our re­al­i­sa­tion of tomorrow is our doubts of to­day.”

Role mod­els, he said, show­cased their suc­cess with their com­mit­ment to learn­ing in a world that was chang­ing ev­ery minute.

“There are hun­dreds, if not thou­sands, of role mod­els among us who need to be recog­nised for the many lit­tle things that they did to make the world a bet­ter place.”

The Asia HRD Awards is a cel­e­bra­tion and recog­ni­tion of those who con­trib­ute to peo­ple de­vel­op­ment, whether it is to the hu­man re­source pro­fes­sion, an or­gan­i­sa­tion, com­mu­nity or so­ci­ety.

Among the re­cip­i­ents were Mal­dives Pres­i­dent Ab­dulla Yameen Abdul Gay­oom, who re­ceived the Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

Five were pre­sented the Con­tri­bu­tion to So­ci­ety award — Higher Ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datin Paduka Dr Siti Hamisah Tap­sir, Univer­siti Sains Is­lam Malaysia board of di­rec­tors’ chair­man Pro­fes­sor Tan Sri Dzulk­i­fli Abdul Razak, for­mer Philip­pine am­bas­sador to Malaysia J. Ed­uardo Malaya, Univer­siti Ke­bangsaan Malaysia Vice-Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Datuk Seri Dr Noor Azlan Ghaz­ali and Sri Balaji So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Pro­fes­sor (Colonel) A. Bala­sub­ra­ma­niam.

Other awards pre­sented were the Con­tri­bu­tion to Or­gan­i­sa­tion award, the Con­tri­bu­tion to HR Com­mu­nity award and the Movers and Shak­ers award.

The awards were pre­sented by Zahid.

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