January 5, 2011

Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association emerged winner of Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010


The fierce competition for the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 (Anugerah Perdana Komuniti Mampan) saw eight Residents Associations (RA) and nine Rukun Tetangga (RT) from Petaling Jaya competed for the prestiguous award and the winners were announced at a dinner and award presentation gala night hosted by Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) at Civic Centre banquet hall in Jalan Yong Shook Lin on Tueday 4th January 2011.

Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association emerged as the winner of the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 as selected by a panel of 12 competition judges and won itself a RM50,000 development grant, champion trophy and certificate.

Five merit awards with a prize money of RM10,000, trophy and certificate were also presented each for Social Integration (Intergrasi Sosial), Safe Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Selamat), Green Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Hijau), Good Governance (Tadbir Urus) and Entrepreneurship (Keusahawanan).

The award gives recognition to Residents Association (RA), Rukun Tetangga (RT) and Village Development and Security Committee (Jawatankuasa Keselamatan dan Kemajuan Kampung or JKKK) for their commitment and enthusiasm in implementing community, social, economic and environmental programmes in line with Local Agenda 21 (LA21) on sustainable community.

Three individuals were also recognized and presented with the Petaling Jaya Community Service Leader Award 2009/2010 (Anugerah Pemimpin Masyarakat Berjasa) for their significant contributions towards the building of thriving and successful communities. They each received prize money of RM500, trophy and certificate.

The event was officiated by Selangor Mentri Besar YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim who presented the awards to all the winners.

Over 200 people including Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Bandar Dato’ Hj. Mohamad Roslan bin Sakiman, deputy mayor Timbalan Datuk Bandar Puasa bin Md. Taib, Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo Burne, MBPJ councillors, department heads, competition judges and representatives of participating Residents Association and Rukun Tetangga joined in the evening celebration to reward the best in creating sustainable community excellence.

It was an enjoyable evening for the guests as they dined on a delightful seven-course Chinese dinner served by Hotel Singgahsana, Petaling Jaya and were entertained with performances by MBPJ cultural group.

Congratulations to all the Winners!.


Official Result:

PJ Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010
Grand Winner (RM50,000):
Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association

Five Merit Winners (RM10,000 for each category):
1. Social Intergration (Intergrasi Sosial)
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Desa Mentari Block 3 Residents Association

2. Green Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Hijau) -
Taman Mayang Jaya Residents Association

3. Safe Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Selamat) -
Rukun Tetangga Taman Gasing Indah

4. Good Governance (Tadbir Urus) -
Rukun Tetangga Damai Senja Petaling Utama Apartments

5. Entrepreneurship (Keusahawanan) -
Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association


PJ Community Service Leader Award 2009/2010 (RM500 each, three recipients):
1.
Rukun Tetangga Section 3 PJ chairman Shamsuddin Bin Hassan
2. SS2 Selatan Residents Association chairman Lim Theng Kau
3. Rukun Tetangga Damai Senja Petaling Utama Apartments chairman Sathiveloo Kanniah.




Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim arrives at the MBPJ civic centre banquet hall for the PJ Sustainable Community Award 2009/2010 dinner and award presentation gala night. Behind him is Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Bandar Dato’ Mohamad Roslan Sakiman (left) and on the right is Tan Sri Khalid's bodyguard.


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim arrives to a warm welcome.


Everyone got the chance to meet and greet Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.


Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association chairman Gan Keng (in red batik shirt) extends his hands to greet Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.


Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Bandar Dato’ Mohamad Roslan Sakiman in his speech said that the annual award was previously known as Best Neighbourhood Award and had been revamped in line with the 10th anniversary of PJ city Local Agenda 21.


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim in his speech said that he will "turun padang" (go to the ground) with city mayor Datuk Bandar Dato' Mohamad Roslan Saliman to look into resolving problems such as garbage collection and disposal.


Well done: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (centre) presented the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 (Anugerah Perdana Komuniti Mampan) to the winner Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association. Looking on were (from left) MBPJ director of town planning Noraini Roslan and city major Datuk Bandar Dato' Mohamad Roslan Sakiman.


The champion: Bandar Sri Damansara Residents Association (BSDRA) president Ravindran Raman Kutty (third from left) and committee members in celebration mood after winning the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010.


Merit winner for Social Integration (Intergrasi Sosial): Desa Mentari Block 3 Residents Association.


Merit winner for Green Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Hijau): Taman Mayang Jaya Residents Association.


Merit winner for Safe Neighbourhood (Kejiranan Selamat): Rukun Tetangga Taman Gasing Indah.


Merit winner for Good Governance (Tadbir Urus): Rukun Tetangga Damai Senja Petaling Utama Apartments.


Merit winner for Entrepreneurship (Keusahawanan): Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association.


Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association chairman Gan Keng (in red batik, second from right) and committee members posed with MBPJ councillor Jeyaseelen Anthony (third from right).


Winning pose: Petaling Jaya city mayor Datuk Bandar Dato’ Mohamad Roslan Sakiman (sixth from left), Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association chairman Gan Keng (in red batik, centre) and committee members posed for a group photo.


Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association committee member Susan Chan holding a mock cheque of RM10,000 being the prize money for winning the Merit Award for Entrepreneurship.


Ladies affair: The all-female committee members of Rukun Tetangga Damai Senja Petaling Utama Apartments posed with their prizes after winning the Merit Award for Good Governance.


Taman Mayang Jaya Residents Association committee members posed with their prizes after winning the Merit Award for Green Neighbourhood.


Over 200 guests attended the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 gala night at Civic Centre banquet hall.


Guests were served a sumptuous seven-course Chinese cuisine to their tables.


Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association committee member Lim See Pong (second from right), Irene Tan (right) and Tan Yew Leong (second from left) at the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 gala night.


From left: Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association committee members Jimmy Tee, Gan Keng (chairman), Jame Chan (secretary), Liew Fong Yong, Susan Chan, Yap Kim Lin, Lee Soon Fah, Cliff Yin and Leong Yin Chee (treasurer).


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left) presenting a memento and certificate of participation to Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association chairman Gan Keng.


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left) presenting a memento and certificate of participation to Rukun Tetangga Section 22 Taman Len Seng chairman G. Rajendram.


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left) presenting a memento and certificate of participation to Rukun Tetangga SS2B chairperson Lee Kwee Cheng.


Chief panel of judges for the award competition Datin Paduka Halimatun Saadiah Hashim received a token of appreciation from Petaling Jaya city mayor Datuk Bandar Dato' Mohamad Roslan Sakiman. Looking on were deputy city mayor Timbalan Datuk Bandar Puasa Md. Taib (second from right) and MBPJ direcotor of town planning Noraini Roslan (partly hidden).


Head of MBPJ One Stop Centre (OSC) Lee Lih Shyan (left) received a token of appreciation from his boss Petaling Jaya city mayor Datuk Bandar Dato' Mohamad Roslan Sakiman. Lee is one of the panel of judges for the award competition.


From left: Petaling Jaya deputy city mayor Timbalan Datuk Bandar Puasa bin Md. Taib, Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association chairman Gan Keng and city mayor Datuk Bandar Dato’ Mohamad Roslan Sakiman.


Rukun Tetangga Kelana Jaya chairman Sanggat Singh Peshi (left) sharing a light moment with Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association Gan Keng.


Entertaining guests:
The MBPJ cultural group performs at the Petaling Jaya Sustainable Community Prime Award 2009/2010 gala night.


A traditional cultural dance executed with extreme grace and poise.


The Malay singer had the guests in awe with her rendition of a Mandarin song.


The singer entertains guests with a rhapsody of popular songs.


The singer wows the guests with classical songs.

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