President Halimah Yacob (with flag) and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu (to the left of President Halimah), launching GetActive! Singapore 2019. Photo: Sport Singapore
President Halimah Yacob and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, joined 2,000 Team Nila volunteers and partners at the National Stadium to form a symbolic heart formation to launch GetActive! Singapore (GASG) 2019 on Saturday.
The 40m by 50m heart formation symbolises GASG 2019’s focus on care for others, community-mindedness, encouragement for one another and building a cohesive society. GASG aims to collect 500,000 pledges for acts of care throughout the event which runs from the 1 to 10 August.
After flagging off GetActive! Singapore 2019, President Halimah reiterated the importance of building an inclusive and caring society.
The heart formation symbolises GASG 2019’s focus on care for others, community-mindedness, encouragement for one another and building a cohesive society. Photo: Sport Singapore
“A caring society is an aspirational goal that all nations strive to attain, but one that can only be achieved when every one of us does our part. I am glad that GetActive! Singapore 2019 aims to showcase this common vision of a harmonious society, a caring people and a confident nation through sport.”
Among the attendees at the national stadium was teacher Denise Yap and 60 of her students.
“GetActive! Singapore really has a lot of programs lined up. There is a good collaboration with the schools and it’s great that the student are exposed to other platforms outside of school,” said the Xingnan Primary school physical education teacher.
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