PAP HQ: The People’s Action Party (PAP) celebrates the 60th year of its founding this year. As the ruling party since Singapore attained self-government, the PAP’s history is closely intertwined with that of modern Singapore.
Branded as PAP60, it will be an occasion not just to reflect on the past and celebrate current achievements, but also for the party to look forward to the future. Bearing this in mind, “Forward Together. A Brighter Tomorrow” has been selected as the party’s theme for the 60th anniversary celebrations, said the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr Lawrence Wong.
“It is important for us to look to the future, to mobilise party members to continue to work hard and move forward together in our service to Singaporeans. The theme “Forward Together” shows the spirit of solidarity and togetherness of the party and Singaporeans; while “A Brighter Tomorrow” highlights the hope and optimism to strive for a better future for Singapore,” said Mr Wong.
“Turning 60 is a major milestone for us. We have come this far because of the commitment and dedication of our people. So this is a time for us to recognise the hard work and contributions of all our activists. The PAP activists are contributing to the community on a daily basis. It’s the very DNA of the party – to be action-oriented, to serve, and to get things done on the ground for the benefit of our people.”
Giving back and serving the community will be one of the central themes of PAP60. In particular, several activist-led projects will be launched – ideas will be solicited from the branches and these will be translated into ground-up social projects to address specific issues in the community.
The Victoria Concert Hall, the birthplace of the PAP, will be the venue for the PAP60 commemorative event in November. A book on 60 defining moments in the party’s history will be launched at that event. The book will also serve as a tribute to PAP’s pioneering party members.
There will also be a roving exhibition highlighting the party’s key moments and the activists’ stories. In addition, each of the 87 branches will have a scaled-down “portable” exhibition kit comprising banners, posters and video clips so that they can organise their own mini-exhibitions, and do their own local outreach.
The series of celebrations will culminate in a PAP60 anniversary dinner as well as a mass rally at the end of the year. More than 6,000 PAP activists are expected to take part in these celebrations.
As a curtain raiser to the celebrations, PAP60, (https://www.pap.org.sg/PAP60), a dedicated microsite chronicling the party’s founding, the grit, determination and untiring efforts of its activists and a picture gallery comprising rare photographs will be rolled out.
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