NDP 2019: Showing S'pore spirit through resilience

An energetic performance by the combined schools' marching band, along with Republic Polytechnic's hip-hop dancers, all decked out in red and white.
An energetic performance by the combined schools' marching band, along with Republic Polytechnic's hip-hop dancers, all decked out in red and white.
Mrs Iris Verghese, 73, a healthcare worker who dedicated her life to helping Aids patients and their families, was featured in a series of short films about ordinary Singaporeans and their contributions to Singapore.
Mrs Iris Verghese, 73, a healthcare worker who dedicated her life to helping Aids patients and their families, was featured in a series of short films about ordinary Singaporeans and their contributions to Singapore.
Mr Sandeep S. Thakkar, 39, and his four-year-old son Haricharana Thakkar enthusiastically waving the Singapore flag as they watched the parade.
Mr Sandeep S. Thakkar, 39, and his four-year-old son Haricharana Thakkar enthusiastically waving the Singapore flag as they watched the parade.
Servicemen from the Merdeka Generation - those born between 1950 and 1959 - saluting spectators during the mobile column segment of the parade. The crowd responded with loud cheers.
Servicemen from the Merdeka Generation - those born between 1950 and 1959 - saluting spectators during the mobile column segment of the parade. The crowd responded with loud cheers.
Music producer Danial Bawthan (in wheelchair), also known as Wheelsmith, with fellow rappers Yung Raja (green hair) and Fariz Jabba (red hair) in a segment featuring rap and hip-hop.
Music producer Danial Bawthan (in wheelchair), also known as Wheelsmith, with fellow rappers Yung Raja (green hair) and Fariz Jabba (red hair) in a segment featuring rap and hip-hop.
Young singers, all of whom were former ChildAid performers, singing this year's theme song, Our Singapore.
Young singers, all of whom were former ChildAid performers, singing this year's theme song, Our Singapore.

Ordinary S'poreans celebrated at NDP in series of short films

Madam Helen Joseph, 90, still has a scar on her leg from the time she got hurt trying to push food parcels to starving prisoners of war through barbed-wire fences during the Japanese Occupation.

She is one of the ordinary Singaporeans featured at the National Day Parade (NDP) yesterday in a series of short films.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Showing S'pore spirit through resilience'. Print Edition | Subscribe