Youngest NMP Mohamed Irshad honoured with 7th Abdeali Tayebali Lifetime Achievement Award

The 7th Abdeali Tayebali Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony took place on December 6, 2019 at Village Bugis Hotel.  His Excellency Mr. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore was the Guest of Honor.

NMP Mohammed Irshad presented the 7th Abdeali Tayebali Life Time Achievement Award by HE Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore for working towards making Singapore a more caring, compassionate and cohesive society. Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali
NMP Mohammed Irshad presented the 7th Abdeali Tayebali Life Time Achievement Award by HE Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore for working towards making Singapore a more caring, compassionate and cohesive society. Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali

The citation for the 7th Award recipient, NMP, Mohamed Irshad recognised his exemplary contributions to the community. He is the founder and president of Roses of Peace (ROP) - a youth driven non-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen religious harmony in Singapore.  

Mohamed Irshad advises and serves as an ambassador for several organisations including REACH Singapore, OnePeople.sg, Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), National Volunteer & morning Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). 

In 2018, Mohamed Irshad (centre) was appointed by the President of Singapore as one of the youngest Nominated Member of Parliament.  Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali
In 2018, Mohamed Irshad (centre) was appointed by the President of Singapore as one of the youngest Nominated Member of Parliament. Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali

The Abdeali Tayebali Family Trust

The Abdeali Tayebali Family Trust sponsors The Abdeali Tayebali Lifetime Achievement Award and the Courage Award. Established by Mr. Ameerali Abdeali, a retired civil servant, in memory of the late Mr. Abdeali Hj. Tayebali who emigrated from India to Singapore in the 1940s, was a businessman, a family man and philanthropist who actively promoted inter-faith harmony. 

The Trust supports initiatives that advance education,  promote safety and health in communities, support deserving persons in financial distress and  inter-faith activities and programmes. Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali
The Trust supports initiatives that advance education, promote safety and health in communities, support deserving persons in financial distress and inter-faith activities and programmes. Photo Courtesy: Ameerali Abdeali

The award envisioned in 2012 by Ambassador Pany and Mr. Ameerali is presented to individuals who best encapsulate the following ideals:

  • Demonstration of courage and endurance in the face of a great challenge and adversity
  • Being a source of inspiration for others and a role model in the promotion of the spirit of adventure and sportsmanship in particular amongst the young in our society
  • Respect, consideration and sensitivity for the beliefs, cultural practices and traditions of people of all faiths and ethnicities
  • Concern for the general welfare of the community and an exemplification of dedication, compassion and empathy in the service of society

Past deserving recipients of the award and recognition include: 

  • Dr. Kumaran Rassapan - First Singapore Indian to have scaled Mount Everest
  • Late Mr. KV Veloo - Pioneer of Social Service Development in Singapore
  • Haji Wan Hussin Zoohri - Founding Member of Yayasan Mendaki
  • PROF Dr.  Jackie Ying - Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Dr. William Wan - General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement 
  • Mr. Satwant Singh - A lawyer involved in disaster relief and charity in Singapore and India.
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Lakshmy Iyer
Lakshmy Iyer – Senior Correspondent, ASEAN & Entertainment

Lakshmy has been contributing regularly as a freelance writer since 2012. Her writing has been an amalgamation of the language, literature and rich cultural experiences of India as well as South East Asia. An Instructional Designer by profession she is passionate about lifelong learning. Art is her medium of reflection. She participates in art exhibitions thus contributing to the local art scene and using this platform, supports social causes in Singapore as well.

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