SINGAPORE - The steering committee planning Singapore's 50th birthday bash will comprise representatives from the public and private sectors, and will include ministers, top music producer Iskandar Ismail and film director Royston Tan.
It will be chaired by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, and will let Singaporeans have a role in planning and organising activities for the nation's golden jubilee.
"As Singapore turns 50, it will be timely to reflect on who we are and how far we have come as a people", said Mr Heng on Monday, four days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the setting up of the Singapore50 (SG50) committee.
"We want every Singaporean to be able to connect through their personal stories with the broader Singapore story, and be a part of the anniversary celebrations.
"We envisage the 2015 calendar to be filled with many ground-up efforts by Singaporeans to mark this important milestone in our history."
The steering committee will be supported by five committees overseeing Education and Youth, Culture and Community, Economic and International, Environment and Infrastructure, and Partnership.
Their task is to engage partners in their respective sectors, to establish programmes that will encourage active community participation and involvement in the activities leading to 2015.
SINGAPORE50 STEERING COMMITTEE
Chairman: Heng Swee Keat, Education Minister
Co-Chairs of Committees:
Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Law
Philip Jeyaretnam, Managing Partner at Rodyk & Davidson
Koh Choon Hui, Chairman of the Singapore Children's Society
Dr Loo Choon Yong, Executive Chairman, Raffles Medical Group
Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Hyflux
Tai Lee Siang, Immediate Past President, Singapore Green Building Council
Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower
Dr Tan Lai Yong, Resident Fellow at College of Alice and Peter Tan, National University of Singapore University Town
Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
Afiqah Nur Fitri Suhaiemi, university undergraduate
Arasu Duraisamy, Central Committee Member, National Trades Union Congress
Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development
Elim Chew, Founder, 77th Street
Lina Chong, Manager of Leadership and Personal Development, Nanyang Polytechnic
Chua Chim Kang, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Singapore Press Holdings
Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament
Iskandar Ismail, music producer and orchestra conductor
Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large
Dr Liang Wern Fook, director of Xue Er You Language Centre
Dr Mansoor Bin Abdul Jalil, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore
Moliah Hashim, Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Mendaki
Annabel Pennefather, Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council
Dr Kanwaljit Soin, Immediate Past President of Wings (Women's Initiative for Ageing Successfully)
Alvin Tan, founder and artistic director of The Necessary Stage
Royston Tan, film director
Dr Mary Ann Tsao, president of the Tsao Foundation
Dr Yeo Sze Ling, research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research
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