The Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC) today launched a newsletter and song as part of its efforts to reach out to both the young and old here.
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong, officiated the launch this afternoon at the inaugural IRCC Family Day at the Jurong Bird Park, which saw a turnout of about 1,600 IRCC members and their families.
Noting that the IRCC is at the frontline in maintaining harmony in Singapore, Mr Wong said: "It helps us to promote mutual trust, understanding and respect among the different communities.
"And in fact, before there is potential friction or misunderstanding, the IRCC is also there to mitigate between groups."
The quarterly newsletter aims to increase awareness of IRCCs to the community at large, as it shares the key thrusts of the movement and updates readers on upcoming events and activities.
It will also help spread the IRCC messages of racial and religious understanding to readers, and complement the IRCC website (www.ircc.sg) in outreach and engagement efforts.
An electronic version of the IRCC Newsletter is also available on the website.