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Young people must make effort to be inclusive: Tharman

Published on Jun 13, 2014 7:36 AM
Ms Kimberly Toh, chairman of the Kim Seng CC YEC which won a Special Award, with Individual Youth Award (Meritorious) winner Mohamed Noh Iskandar yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Young people have to make a conscious effort to be inclusive and mix with peers from different educational and social backgrounds.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam told youth grassroots volunteers yesterday that egalitarianism - the belief in human equality - came naturally to the earlier generations as most people were poor.

"Now we have a society (where people have) different jobs, different wages, different salaries," he said at the People's Association Youth Movement Awards, which recognise outstanding youth volunteers for their contributions to the community.

This means that activities should be aimed at attracting people of different races and social backgrounds, he added.

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