Speech by Mr Tan Jee Ming, President of the Old Victorians’ Association to the Departing Cohort of Victoria School 2013.
My fellow Victorians,
A good morning to all of you.
When I was first invited by Mr Andrew Lim to talk to all of you during this farewell assembly, I thought it was rather ironic. This is because it is during this occasion that I get to say Hello to all of you.
I suppose in reality this is not a farewell at all.
It simply marks a phase of your 4 years of education in VS.
4 years of sharing your lives with each other, learning from & living the Victoria experience.
The experience that you had gone through & the friendships that you have forged will, I believe become a part of your Victoria DNA.
This DNA will always be a part of you wherever you are carried to the world. I am confident that your Victoria DNA will stand you in good stead as you face the many challenges awaiting you.
Use it as your compass & you will always be properly guided.
Also cherish & maintain your relationship with one another for through this, the Victoria Brotherhood is strengthened. Assist each other & help your fellow Victorian brothers move up the rungs of life’s ladder.
In your time, this Brotherhood will proved to be invaluable.
Use the OVA as a platform to keep yourself connected.
The OVA organizes a litany of activities at various levels all designed to engage Victorians as comprehensively as possible.
Check out the OVA website.
Come participate in these activities & be actively involved.
Your signing up today is a step towards that direction.
Together, we can forge a much more dynamic alumni.
In all that you do, remember that you are truly a son of Victoria.
Be the best that you can be.
Always endeavour to bring honour & glory to her name & keep her flag unfurled.
Finally, I wish all of you the best in your coming examinations & we will see each other again at the movie event after that.
Nil Sine Labore.
Update 2013-10-22: More photos at VS website.