Youth Celebrate! event a boost for young people

The Youth Celebrate! event on July 26 was a huge encouragement for young people, and a recognition of their accomplishments in sports, academics and the arts, and their efforts in achieving the best for their schools and the nation ("Stretch your limits, PM tells Singapore youth"; July 27).

The young are the future of our country, and give vitality and strength to the nation. A tolerant society, a safe environment and a good education give hope to the nation's future generation.

Singapore has provided us with these building blocks. We should be grateful and not take anything here for granted.

Wong Yu An, 14,
Secondary 2 student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2015, with the headline ''. Subscribe