Tuesday 25 May 2010

Eulogy from Dr Goh Keng Swee's grandson

Dr Goh Keng Swee
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Late Dr Goh Keng Swee (1918 - 2010) - 14 May'10 (age 91)
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Video below: Goh Ken-Yi (37), grandson of the late Dr Goh Keng Swee gave a personal glimpse into the life of his doting grandfather.

The part (around 5.27 min) that hits me was:

He (Dr Goh) said:"Ken-Yi, all these doesn't matter. In working life, first and foremost, what you need to be is be a reliable and a responsible person...."

At the end, he shared a quote from one of Dr Goh's favourite book:

Book - The ascent of man author by Dr. Jacob Bronowski

 “Knowledge is not a loose-leaf notebook of facts. Above all, it is a responsibility for the integrity of what we are, primarily of what we are as ethical creatures. ....

...personal commitment of a man to his skill, the intellectual commitment and the emotional commitment working together as one, has made the Ascent of Man.” -- Jacob Bronowski (The Ascent of Man, 1973)

Below are the videos of "A Tribute to Dr Goh Keng Swee" shown on Ch5. Enjoy

Part 1/6

Part 2/6

Part 3/6

Part 4/6

Part 5/6

Part 6/6

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