SINGAPORE - Some 800 women celebrated National Day with a lesson in saving lives through Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on Sunday morning.
They followed this up with a mass Zumba dance party at ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio, where they followed the lead of People's Association (PA) trainers and danced to songs including "Stand Up for Singapore".
The event was put together by various PA groups to encourage women to lead an active lifestyle and forge bonds with each other.
Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Amy Khor, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu, and Sembawang GRC MP Ellen Lee also attended the event and joined the women in setting a national record for the largest SG50 logo.
The 3m by 3m logo was made with 1,000 lip prints contributed by women as symbols of their love and well-wishes for Singapore.
Speaking to the participants, Dr Khor said the lip prints also represent the "kiss of life" that is CPR.
"As many women are often the main caregivers at home, it is useful for women to be trained in CPR in case of emergencies at home. For those of us active in sports, we can also help fellow sports enthusiasts when the need arises," said Dr Khor, who is adviser to the PA's Women's Integration Network Council.
"We also hope that you can take the initiative to get your family members to stay healthy together."