|Three Malaysian winners scored big at the recently concluded Toyota Dream Art Contest award ceremony, held at Toyota Motor Corporation’s Mega Web in the Odaiba waterfront.|
TMC’s (Toyota Motor Corporation) Mega Web was also the venue for the climax of the Dream Art Contest’s winning presentations from the thirty finalists, children age 15 and below and accompanied by their parents or guardians, from 70 countries. The winners were awarded gold, bronze, silver, best finalists, special President’s award and various accolades.
Three Malaysians grab top Toyota Dream Art Contest awards
This year’s Toyota Dream Art contest attracted 612,000 entries, of which approximately 1,000 entries were submitted by contestants from Malaysia. The three Malaysian finalists; Lim Xin Ying picked up the gold award for 10 – 12 years category; 9-year old Chin Weiky got the silver; and Leng Yi Shun grabbed the bronze. Leng also took home the “Special President Toyota Award” as her artwork was handpicked by TMC’s big man himself, Akio Toyoda. The bronze medalist’s 3D model will be on display at TMC from now till mid-December.
At the end of the ceremony, the participants worked together to complete an “Infiorata-style” flower carpet using the three Gold award winning artworks as a motif to the delight of TMC personnel and Toyoda himself.
UMW Toyota spreads Deepavali joy
Over 20 volunteers from UMW Toyota Motor played host to 30 children from Agathians Shelter, Petaling Jaya during a special shopping treat at Sunway Pyramid last weekend. This annual festive celebration season, since 2002, was organized as part of the company’s commitment to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and community outreach campaigns.
The Deepavali treats began with a festive shopping accompanied by UMW Toyota Motor’s volunteers to have a bonding relationship with the children and foster the spirit of giving and sharing. The invited children, between 6 to 16 years old, enjoyed a full dinner spread, exciting entertainment by a clown and were presented “Deepavali” money packs. This outreach program was intended to assure these children that they have friends who care and are not alone.
Dato Ismet Suki, President UMW Toyota Motor, reiterated, “Our main purpose is to give hope and motivate these children to become the best that they can be. Even though they come from underprivileged backgrounds, we hope to inspire them with our love and care, so that they can also have the same hopes and dreams that every child should have.”
“While most families are celebrating however, it is just another ordinary day for children in welfare homes. This is why we make a special effort to spread a little cheer to charity homes by treating them during this festive season. We hope to become a part of the ‘family’ that they never had,” he added.