31 Dec 2005 SSA Participates In Year End Countdown Events
On December 31, SSA participated in two countdown events at the heartlands.
Held in the eastern part of Singapore was a Year End Party cum Edusave Merit Bursary Scholarship Bursary Award Presentation Ceremony, organised by the Tampines East Zone 2 RC and Senior Citizen Club. The Guest of Honour for this event was Minister of National Development Mr Mah Bow Tan. SSA senior citizens put up two dance items where some 450 residents within the Tampines constituency gathered to celebrate the New Year.
SSA youth groups participated in another countdown event held at the Western part of Singapore. Organised by Yuhua Community Club, “Zoom’In 06 D’Party” countdown party saw more than 3,000 people gathered to participate in the evening of fun and games. Three SSA youth groups put up cultural items throughout the evening programme while the Young Lion and Byakuren groups helped in the logistics and ushering of the participants respectively. This was held at the Jurong East Sports Complex. Guest of Honour for this event was Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sport, Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, and the Special Guest was Minister of Education Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.