Minister Fu invites Singapore's Paralympians to attend Parliament

In a Facebook post, Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Grace Fu invited the 13-strong team of Paralympians to Parliament "to pay tribute to them for their extraordinary achievements".
In a Facebook post, Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Grace Fu invited the 13-strong team of Paralympians to Parliament "to pay tribute to them for their extraordinary achievements".PHOTO: GRACE FU/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Republic's Paralympians have been invited to attend one of the upcoming Parliament sittings, said Minister for Community, Culture and Youth Grace Fu.

In a Facebook post on Saturday (Sept 24), Ms Fu invited the 13-strong team of Paralympians to Parliament "to pay tribute to them for their extraordinary achievements".

She added: "Some of our Paralympians will be going away for holidays, so we'll find a suitable date after they return."

The invitation follows a celebratory parade to honour the Paralympians' performance in Rio. The parade started at Sengkang and ended at VivoCity, with a pit stop at the National Library along the way.

Ms Fu also wrote: "Happy beyond words that Singaporeans turned up in the thousands to celebrate with our Team Singapore Paralympians today.

"By showing so evidently their tenacity and resilience to fly Singapore's flag high, our Paralympians have brought out the Singapore Spirit in us."