22 May 2014

SINDA Chief Operating Officer Honoured with Top Human Resource Award


Press Release
For Immediate Release
Dated: 22 May 2014


1. On 21 May 2014, SINDA Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Sarojini Padmanathan was awarded the “HR Professional of the Year” award, for excelling in her ability to implement change and improve organisational effectiveness.

2. The award, presented at the 2nd edition of the “Human Resources Excellence Awards” held at the Singapore Marriot Hotel, honoured SINDA’s excellence in the area of Human Resources. The judging panel lauded Mrs Sarojini’s extraordinary leadership qualities in overseeing effective human resource practices as well as her contribution towards the implementation of several HR initiatives. Under Mrs Sarojini’s capable stewardship, SINDA has attained the Singapore Quality Class award in 2012, as well as the People Developer Award. She was also instrumental in strengthening and enhancing many of SINDA’s manpower initiatives.

3. Mrs Sarojini, aged 51 and proud mother of three daughters, was very pleased to receive the award. “This is a recognition I never dreamt of” she said, adding that “this is an accolade to all my bosses and teams and I dedicate this award to each and every HR professional”. Mrs Sarojini is currently the head of Corporate Services at SINDA. Her professional experience spans 30 years in organisations such as the Ministry of Health and the Health Sciences Authority.



The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a Self-Help Group, set up in August 1991 to address educational and socio-economic issues facing the Indian community in Singapore.

SINDA actively strives to build a well-educated and confident community of Indians that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial Singapore. In the course of fulfilling its objectives, SINDA works closely with many volunteers, schools and grassroots organisations. In the process, SINDA has steadily evolved into a credible organisation that serves as a pillar of the Singapore Indian community.

Today, SINDA runs a wide array of programmes that not only effectively serves to uplift the educational performance of Indian students, but also promotes family harmony and uplifts the social status of ethnic Indians.

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, is Chairman of SINDA’s Board of Trustees. Miss Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education, is President of the Executive Committee.

For more information on SINDA, visit the website – www.sinda.org.sg


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