Finland expresses its gratitude for contributions to equality with special recognition – Thambyrajah T, from Singapore among the first recipients
Finland places great significance on promoting equality in the world, and wishes to thank those who are working towards this common goal. To express its gratitude, Finland will be presenting special recognition to individuals and groups around the globe who are committed to advancing inclusivity in society. The names of the first recipients from 16 countries are released today, with one of the honours going to Singapore.
Equality is a core value for Finland and its people. To highlight the importance of equality and to show gratitude for the valuable work that is being done to advance equality in society, Finland will be presenting special recognition to individuals and groups around the world. Finland aims to encourage conversation about equality and promote initiatives for a more inclusive society.
Thambyrajah T from Nanyang Polytechnic will receive the recognition from the Ambassador of Finland to Singapore later this year. Mr. Rajah invests his time to support the opportunities of the less privileged, through his work and his volunteer activities. He is a vocal supporter of an equal Singapore through his community work in Singapore Indian Development Association. He is a father of two girls and continuously works to enable everyone be the best that they can be.
Among other recipients of the recognition are individuals and groups from Croatia, Namibia, Norway, Indonesia and Japan. They represent a range of fields, including education, minority rights and gender equality. The full list of the first recipients and more info about why they were selected are available at: https://finland.fi/han/#Han_honours.
The recognition forms part of a broader campaign about equality, launched in June 2019 and continuing until the end of the year. Finland aims to bring questions of equality to the fore of the international conversation.
In 2017, the year Finland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence, it promoted action around the world in the name of gender equality and launched the first International Gender Equality Prize. The prize will be awarded for the second time later this year.
Media contact and interview requests:
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland in Singapore
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