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NS still critical and must be part of Singapore's development

Published on Jun 22, 2013 3:59 PM
 
Soldiers from the Singapore Armed Forces participate in a military exercise on Pulau Sudong on Aug 2, 2011. National Service remains a critical institution and must continue to be part of Singapore's development, said participants of the first-ever focus group discussion on how to strengthen support for, and commitment to NS. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING

National Service remains a critical institution and must continue to be part of Singapore's development, said participants of the first-ever focus group discussion on how to strengthen support for, and commitment to NS.

But more can still be done to make the NS experience more productive and engaging, as well as, improve the public's perception of the men in uniform.

The 32 participants shared their views on how to beef up the support for the rite of passage on Saturday, as part of a high-level panel's efforts to strengthen NS.

Members of the Committee to Strengthen National Service were also present to hear first-hand feedback and ideas from the participants. The 20-member NS committee is made up of ministers, MPs, top military brass, NSmen and employers.

 
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