Our Pioneer Generation helped build our nation into the Singapore it is today following our independence. Hence we need to honour them, recognise their contributions and care for them in their silver years.
Bukit Batok East CC IAEC, Zone 1 RC and Zone 2 RC jointly organized Chithirai Thirunaal 2014 (Tamil New Year) on 19 April 2014 (Saturday) at Bukit Batok East Community Club, aimed at promoting interaction among all races and better understanding of the Indian Festival and culture to the non-Indian communities.
It was an occasion with highlights, which included Rangoli competition, Short Film video competition, games and fun activities that the audience could participate in. Young volunteers from High School participated as part of their community service too! The Guest of Honour was Mdm Halimah Yacob, Adviser to Jurong GRC GROs.
This year, we had 24 Rangoli participants from all walks of life and quality of the Rangoli and numbers of participants keep increasing every year. We also opened up the Rangoli competition for the non-Indians. They were judged separately, but they displayed their beautiful, creative Rangolis, which were comparable to the Indians.
More photos could be find from our Facebook Page here.
This year, Spring has bloomed early at Bukit Batok East Zone 2 RC. Residents of different races have gathered to celebrate Chinese New Year together, ushering in the coming year of great prosperity by receiving "gold coins" from their very own God of Fortune and through traditional Chinese calligraphy and paper-cutting.