25 May '11, 6am

Youths believe family still a core institution, says Chan Chun Sing

Youths believe family still a core institution, says Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE: Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing, said despite modern day stresses, youths still strongly believe in the family as a core institution for a stable and cohesive society. Major-General Chan said this at the launch of this year's National Family Celebrations. The event was his first official event as guest of honour as he takes on the role as the new head for the ministry. Speaking to an audience of over 3,000 youths and their parents, Major-General Chan noted that as the families in Singapore become smaller, and as the population continues to age rapidly, the challenges of maintaining traditional family bonds will become even tougher. He said there's a need to evolve new solutions to maintain the network of family bonds. Technology can be leveraged upon. Major-General Chan said he will be leveraging on this as a tool to en...

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