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Chan Chun Sing's poser at NUS forum: Define real success

Students challenged to broaden the term beyond personal achievements

Published on Feb 20, 2014 8:02 AM
 
Mr Chan addressing the audience during the forum organised by the National University of Singapore Students' Political Association at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town, yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing yesterday challenged undergraduates to define success as more than just their own achievements and well-being, and also as what they do for Singapore and those less privileged than themselves.

He had asked them about their definitions of personal success at a two-hour forum, before giving his views on what would make or break Singapore as a nation in the years ahead.

Several of the 160 students at the forum, organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Students' Political Association, said their idea of success is having stable and fulfilling jobs, getting married and starting a family.

They are confident they can get a job and the only obstacles to getting their desired job are their attitude, drive and values.

 
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