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NUS Rag Day goes back to its roots with campus fun

Published on Aug 11, 2012 6:00 AM
Students from Kent Ridge and Sheares Hall perform a cheerleading routine in front of a dragon and alarm clock-inspired float and performance during the annual National University of Singapore (NUS) Rag and Flag Day held on its running track on Aug 10, 2012. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

The intricately designed floats and choreographed mass dances were of Chingay standard, proclaimed the master of ceremonies.

He was praising freshmen from the NUS whose participation in its annual Rag Day was as enthusiastic as that shown by others in the Chingay event to celebrate Chinese New Year.

This year, to bring Rag Day - short for "receiving and giving" - back to its roots, National University of Singapore (NUS) held the event on campus on Friday.

The aim was to foster camaraderie and the spirit of giving, said student union president Ang Yu Qian, 25.

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