This is the promise Singapore stands for. The event is to commemorate the Race Riots, which took place on 21 July Harmony Games[ edit ] The event is an annual religious community effort to strengthen ties among Singaporeans of different faith communities to get together and celebrate diversity.
Disorder spread throughout the city, and fear ruled the streets as neighbour turned against neighbour. As can be seen, the present-day composition of Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians has been here since British colonial times.
Secondly, the economy may be declining. It is important to have organised and formal events to create opportunities to promote racial harmony, so that it becomes a part of every Singaporean's life.
It is also heartening to observe that many Singaporeans have stepped forward to encourage the process by helping newcomers settle into our Singaporean way of life and sink deep roots. Efforts to nurture social harmony are often more impactful if they come from the community, and if they involve the young.
In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam and the Baju Kurung. Rajaratnam, then Minister for Culture — After five decades of independence, Singapore has come a long way from the tense political climate and social tensions of the s.
And where Singaporeans actively participate in causes that will make this a better society. By the time police curfews were lifted on 2 Augustethnic violence had claimed dozens of lives and left hundreds more injured.
They came in search of a better future, and most did not intend to settle down. Young people of all ages will be reminded by their teachers, the media, and politicians, about the horrifying consequences of racial and religious conflict.