18 Jul '11, 1am

PM Lee calls on Indian grassroots groups to engage new citizens from India

PM Lee calls on Indian grassroots groups to engage new citizens from India

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (above) yesterday called on Indian grassroots groups to engage young people and to help integrate new citizens from India. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday called on Indian grassroots groups to engage young people and to help integrate new citizens from India. Noting that young people have many varied interests and lead active lives, he said that the grassroots groups, known as Indian Activity Executive Committees (IAECs), will need to try different approaches in attracting more youngsters. 'It could be music, it could be dance, could be sports, could be some kind of special interest group... There is no magic formula because young people are so diverse,' he said. He was speaking to a crowd of 1,200 grassroots activists at the Narpani Convention, organised by the Narpani Pearavai council, which oversees the IA...

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