National Day Rally on Aug 21

 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering the National Day Rally speech in ITE College Centre on Aug 23, 2015.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering the National Day Rally speech in ITE College Centre on Aug 23, 2015.PHOTO: ST FILE

This year's National Day Rally will be held on Aug 21, the Ministry of Communications and Information said in a press statement yesterday.

Typically held on the second Sunday after National Day on Aug 9, the rally is viewed as the most important political speech of the year.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong traditionally uses it to map out the nation's future directions, and also to announce policy changes.

This year's rally will be the first after last September's general election which the People's Action Party won after garnering 69.9 per cent of the vote.

The rally at the ITE College Central will start at 6.45pm and will be broadcast live.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2016, with the headline 'National Day Rally on Aug 21'. Print Edition | Subscribe