12 Nov '11, 11am

ESM Goh: Singaporeans more gracious, no longer spit in public: Compared to 40 years ago, Singaporeans are more

Compared to 40 years ago, Singaporeans are more gracious today. To promote graciousness amongst our community, the Singapore Kindness Movement celebrates World Kindness Day on Sunday, Nov 13. -- PHOTO: Singapore Kindness Movement, www.kindness.sg By Yen Feng Compared to 40 years ago, Singaporeans are more gracious today. And as the nation's resident population grows, being gracious will become increasingly important as a means for people to get along. On Saturday - at the launch of the 2011 Singapore Kindness Movement - Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong gave his assessment of the nation's decades-long campaign to build a gracious society. Now in its 10th year, the movement is an extension of the National Courtesy Campaign which was initiated in 1979. The 2011 programme includes a panel discussion with grassroots leaders On Ways To Promote Graciousness In Their E...

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