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3 AUG 2021  |  ISSUE 360

Dear Members and Friends

We were all encouraged when it was announced earlier in the year that the 2021 National Day Parade (NDP) would take place at the Floating Platform at Marina Bay. It was a welcome indication of progress after a challenging year managing Covid-19 and beginning to learn what it will mean and take to live with it.

That the NDP had to be postponed until 21 August because of recent spikes in Covid-19 cases disappointed everyone – especially the planners and parade participants. Thankfully, a ceremonial parade will be held on our 56th National Day on 9 August. It was inconceivable the anniversary of our independence would not be observed.

Disappointing as these events no doubt are, they call for us all to keep calm and carry on. It is not the end of the world and the altered plans will not dampen the mood on 9 August. For that is the day we remember the far more testing circumstances of the birth of this country and the resilience of our parents, grandparents and leaders. The future looked anything but promising back in 1965 and yet we only have to look around us to know what has been achieved.

Resilience is not required from just one generation but from each succeeding one. It is our turn not to be discouraged but to keep the focus on the task in hand: to build on the foundations of the last 56 years. Like all societies we are a work in progress and always will be. Our time calls for increased unity among all human beings, for more innovation in business, in processes and in the way people are managed and led at work. Majulah Singapura!

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive
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