A day of colour and dance

Despite a suspension of all student-organised orientation activities at the National University of Singapore (NUS) over a week ago following reports of sexualised activities, the university's Rag Day concluded successfully yesterday. NUS president Ta
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Despite a suspension of all student-organised orientation activities at the National University of Singapore (NUS) over a week ago following reports of sexualised activities, the university's Rag Day concluded successfully yesterday.

NUS president Tan Chorh Chuan had said last Monday that Rag Day would not be affected by the suspension. Themed "Big World, Bigger Dreams", the event featured colourful props constructed by NUS students using recycled materials.

It also had dance performances in celebration of the diversity and vibrancy of the school's community.

On Flag Day last Tuesday, about 7,000 NUS students helped raise funds.

Through the NUS Students' Union Rag and Flag, they raised over $472,000 for 23 beneficiaries supported by the Community Chest, including the AWWA Dementia Day Care Centre and Pathlight School.

Rag and Flag is an NUS tradition that began in the late 1950s that allows freshmen and seniors to bond.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 07, 2016, with the headline 'A day of colour and dance'. Print Edition | Subscribe