Aljunied group representation constituency (GRC) Member of Parliament Gerald Giam and his team will be distributing Singapore flags to residents this Sunday (9 August) in conjunction with National Day.
In a Facebook post today, the Workers’ Party treasurer said that the distribution exercises will take place at 12 pm at coffee shops around Bedok Reservoir and at 1.30pm at coffee shops around Hougang Mall.
Separately, the Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) is organising an essay competition for Singaporeans 40 years of age to encourage greater youth participation in nation-building.
WPYW in a Facebook post yesterday called upon Singaporean youths to put themselves in the shoes of a Member of Parliament or a Minister and to expound on “one future challenge that Singapore needs to address more seriously today”.
Entrants are also required to write — in not more than 1500 words, including any references, footnotes, tables, appendices, charts — on the necessary policy changes that “will help us get there” and on how they will utilise their “power in public office to do so”.
Cash prizes of up to S$500 and WP memorabilia are up for grabs for the top three entrants.
The deadline for submissions is on 31 August at 11.59 pm.
Those keen on taking part in the competition are required to fill in their particulars and to upload their essay exclusively in Microsoft Word (.docx) format through the relevant Google Docs form here.