Manners Matter

Someone once said manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. In all part of their lives, children with great manners have a great advantage. They able to make friends better, get along better and respect their teachers, and are able to go on far in life as manners is one essential element that a person has to obtain in life. There are many ways to give your child this life-long gift. First up, being a parent yourself, you have to show a good example towards your children of being someone with manners. The children are watching and “recording”, whether in the home, car, work even on vacation. Recommended Successful Person’s Story: Datuk Vinod Sekhar When you show your kids how to treat people nicely with respect, they will follow your actions and learn on what is right and wrong, since actions speak louder than words. You could even provide kids what they want only when they use manners. For example, when my daughters, Tanya and Charissa come up to me asking for something that they could have, I always make sure they say “Please” and “Thank You”. Reminding them every time to say these words, and to talk politely will make them remember that they are even supposed to talk the same way towards outsiders as well. See Also Inspiring Ideas To The World: Green Rubber Global Moving on, to put in good manners into your children, you should never speak to them in anger or end up scolding them. Because if...

Datuk Vinod Sekhar Met Youth Groups in to Talk About The Malaysia Movement to Increase the Participation of the Youth Sector in Social Discussions.

In July 2013, Datuk Vinod Sekhar, the President and Group Chief Executive of The Petra Group, visited several youth groups in Penang to introduce his social advocacy group, The Malaysia Movement. Four different organisations turned up for this important discussion –The Northern Green Youth which is concerned with current affairs, SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) which focuses more on human rights, Youth for Change (Y4C) that empowers young people to be more active in their communities, and Youths Today, a group of young people using marketing to make a change. CEO of Youths Today, Jazz Tan said Vinod Sekhar is an inspiring figure who allowed them a platform to speak their minds and guide them to find their voices. This, he said empowered them greatly. Vinod’s dedication to establishing the platform was deeply admired and encouraged the full participation and support from his organisation. The introduction of the Malaysia Movement, which is an non-profit organisation to Malaysia’s youth sector would, Vinod says, encourage public service and open discussions that are rooted in the core ideals of democracy. At the same time, it would promote an independent platform that enabled every individual’s view to be heard without ideological prejudices. “The Malaysia Movement believes that youths, as have a point of view that need to be considered when formulating national policies. To extend the efforts of establishing the platform, Vinod was also the Guest of Honour at the Youth Mc’s Science Fair for 11-12 year old school children from poor Tamil schools. Other than visiting the booths of participating students that presented their inventions and experiments, Vinod also gave a motivating speech...