SINGAPORE - Commissioner of Police, Mr Ng Joo Hee and Commissioner for Civil Defence, Mr Eric Yap, took part in a grueling, multi-terrain 10km HomeTeamNS Real Run on Sunday morning.
In accordance with the theme of "Regular Exercise, Active Lifestyle", Commissioner Ng stressed the importance of keeping fit at all times.
He said: "It is especially crucial for our Operationally Ready NSmen to be fit and ready to enforce safety and security in our country. Exercising regularly and maintaining an active lifestyle through training and participating in the HomeTeamNS. REAL Run is one good opportunity to do so."
Commissioner Yap said: "This is the one of the many occasions for me and other Divisional leaders to work out together. Ultimately, we form common experiences together not unlike those shaped during the training regimes of fresh recruits. Such common experiences are invaluable as they serve to enhance the bonds between NSmen and strengthen forces within the HomeTeam."
Both Commissioners also took part in carnival activities after completing the run.
HomeTeamNS launched a selfie competition on May 17 to promote bonding and community cohesiveness among young NSmen.
NSmen can post selfies of themselves with their NS friends, or with their families in the event's Facebook page and on Instagram with the hashtag #RealRunselfie.
Top three entrants on Facebook and top three entrants on Instagram with the most number of people tagged will stand to win prizes worth over $1,200 in cash and prizes. The competition will end at 11:59pm on May 20.
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad said: "The HomeTeamNS REAL Run is designed to promote cohesiveness among Home Team NSmen and their families. The annual REAL Run has encouraged our NSmen to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle. As they also train together as a unit, they build stronger bonds with their team members and these all contribute to the great sense of unity in the HomeTeam."
About 6,000 NSmen took part in the event at Sentosa on Sunday morning. Out of these, 4,200 took part in the HomeTeamNS REAL Run's 10km run - touted as the toughest 10km race in Singapore which includes stretches of sand totaling a distance of 2km.