THE Penang government is launching a nationwide storywriting contest to gather amazing and inspiring stories of fathers from all over Malaysia to mark Father’s Day this year.
State women, family development and gender inclusiveness committee chairman Chong Eng encouraged the public to write to the organisers and tell them how fathers or father figures have made an impact in their lives.
“Share with us the valuable experiences you gained through him and have carried with you, ” said Chong Eng in a statement recently.
“The best 30 entries will stand a chance to win attractive prizes, including a dinner for four family members.
“Winners will also have their stories published in a compilation book of inspiring stories about fathers entitled ‘The Gifts Our Fathers Gave Us’.
“We hope that you will take the time to participate in this meaningful programme to appreciate the unsung heroes in your lives.”
Chong Eng added that fathers are superheroes in the eyes of their sons and the first love of their daughters.
“A father’s love can be quite subtle.
“Dads don’t always wear their hearts on their sleeves but you will feel a father’s care through the things he does for you.
“Most fathers play the role of the strict cop laying down the rules at home but at the same time, they provide a sense of security and protection for the family.
“Any man can father a child but it takes more than just biological ties to be a true and loving father.
“To all the men who have taken up this role, we truly appreciate and respect you, ” she said.
Submit your story and a photo of you and your father or father figure to email@example.com before Aug 31.
The story must be between 2,000 and 2,500 words.
For more information on terms and conditions, call 04-650 5143.
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