Pandelela is Excellent Young Woman Icon

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  • Friday, 17 Aug 2012

PUTRAJAYA: Olympics diving bronze medallist Pandelela Rinong has been appointed the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry's Excellent Young Woman Icon.

Secretary-general Datuk Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said Pandelela was a role model to the younger generation to achieve excellence at national and international levels.

She said various programmes, including road shows, had been organised to focus on the importance of the family institution towards the success of children.

"In this context, Pandelela's parents had worked hard since Pandelela was young to ensure her success. Parental support and the institution of family are important to ensure the success of children," she told reporters after a ceremony to congratulate Pandelela at the ministry here. Pandelela, 19, won a bronze medal in the 10m Platform diving event at the London Olympics and became the first Malaysian woman to win a medal at the Olympics.

Meanwhile, Pandelela said she was grateful and excited to shoulder the responsibility and was thankful to the ministry for the honour.

"I am still young and there is much for me to learn and I hope to be guided if I made mistakes," she said and advised the younger generation not to give up easily when facing challenges. - Bernama

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