17 Jul '11, 9am

DPM Tharman speaks of challenges facing Indian community

DPM Tharman speaks of challenges facing Indian community

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged the People's Association's Indian Activity Groups, better known as Narpani Pearavai, to evolve to tackle new priorities like integrating new citizens. At the convention which was attended by leaders in the community like the SINDA Board of Trustees, Mr Lee said a more diverse and complex society is evolving in Singapore, with new citizens from India coming from many regions of the sub-continent. Mr Lee asked the Indian Activity Groups to rise to the challenge to promote intra-ethnic understanding. And this can come in different forms - like how the groups in the Sengkang and Woodlands CCs use cricket to attract new citizens and PRs from India. Mr Lee said as a result, Singapore's cricket standards have gone up. PM Lee said: "Come up with new ideas, new ways of connecting with the new arrivals, to bring them in into our co...

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