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SportSG partners with HPB and NUS to promote healthy living on campus

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) unveiled its partnership to encourage healthy living on campus with Sport Singapore (SportSG) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) at the launch of NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge.

NUS SG Bicentennial ChallengeNational University of Singapore has unveiled its partnership to encourage healthy living on campus with Sport Singapore (SportSG) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) at the launch of NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge. Photo: Sport Singapore

The NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge is the first initiative under the partnership and commemorates the Singapore Bicentennial. It will run for two months and NUS staff and students will be able to participate through the GameOne Nila! mobile application customised for NUS by SportSG.

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said: “We are excited to partner SportSG and HPB on this journey towards a healthier and happier NUS campus. The NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge offers an engaging platform for the campus community to embark on a more active lifestyle, and encourages greater social interaction and integration through team participation. We are optimistic that this challenge, as well as the other activities that will be launched under this collaboration, will inculcate healthy living habits in our staff and students, hence allowing them to enjoy greater productivity in their work and studies.”

NUS SG Bicentennial ChallengeMinister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu, was the Guest-of-Honour at the event. Photo: Sport Singapore

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu, was the Guest-of-Honour at the launch of the NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge. She also took part in RunNUS, an annual NUS run event organised by NUS Students' Sports Club to promote healthy and active lifestyle among the NUS population and the public. 

She said: “I am heartened that NUS is helping the campus community lead healthier and more active lifestyles, and partnering SportSG and HPB in the process. The initiative is a creative way to encourage individuals to take charge of their own health and fitness, and the Government is actively supporting corporates and organisations towards the goal of a healthy and active society.”

NUS student Eng Chin An praised the initiative. He said: “People tend to not take up CCAs and continue sports after their tertiary education. This initiative allows students to integrate sports into their lifestyle and help promote healthy living.”

Eng is also a Team Nila volunteer and says that: “It is a platform for me to showcase my love of sport and to spread the message of wellness to other people.”

The NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge will take place from 8 September 2019 to 8 November 2019, and is open for participation by all NUS staff and students.

More information on the NUS SG Bicentennial Challenge is available here!