Over the past few weeks, there have been several letters on racial harmony and integration.
Anecdotally and based on personal experience from my days in the army, I feel that the multiracial bonds that the founding generation of Singaporean leaders fostered are unravelling.
There appears to be a greater tendency among the various racial groups to associate primarily with those of their own ethnicity and background.
I believe that this tendency has become entrenched.
We need to find out precisely why we are drifting apart.
A concerted effort should be made to integrate our community, starting at the kindergarten and pre-school levels.
School curricula should emphasise and promote how we hitherto established national solidarity regardless of language, race or religion.
We also need to put in place a robust national education programme for all immigrants and permanent residents.
Ajit Singh Nagpal