Kabaddi games for foreign workers catches Singapore minister’s attention

| Singapore | 16 April 2017 | Asia Samachar |
VIBRANT: Singapore Education Minister Ng Chee Meng (third from right) sports a turban at the Vaisakhi event organised by Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA). SKA is currently led by Mahinder Singh (second from left) as its president. Also joining them was MP and Mayor of Central Singapore Denis Phua Lay Peng (right most). – PHOTO / DENISE PHUA FACEBOOK

The efforts by the Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) to organise a kabaddi tournament for the foreign workers, especially those from India, caught the attention of the nation’s Cabinet minister.

Singapore Education Minister Ng Chee Meng noted that many of the foreign workers work in the construction industry and build our beautiful homes.

“While they are here, let’s show them the generosity and the warm-hearted nature of Singaporeans,” he said when attending SKA’s Vaisakhi event which began yesterday (15 April 2017), reports PTI.

Ng, the former Singapore Chief of Defence Force (CDF) who joined the republic’s Cabinet ranks after winning a parliamentary seat at the 2015 general elections, also noted the vibrant presence of Singapore Sikhs.

“The size of Sikh community is 15,000 but your presence is disproportionate to your relative size to our population. It shows the vibrancy of your culture, the spirit of the people all demonstrated very much here (carnival) today,” he was quoted by the PTI report.

Also present was India’s High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf.


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