31 Oct 2020
DSTA staff joined in to pledge their support for people with special needs and disabilities at the first ever digital Purple Parade on 31 October 2020.
The Purple Parade is Singapore’s largest movement to support the inclusion of people with disabilities and to celebrate their abilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event went online with over 2,600 Singaporeans pledging their support through a video montage.
Several DSTA staff joined in the pledge as well, marking our return to the event for the fifth consecutive year.
Assistant Manager (Strategic Plans) Kimmie Choy shared: “I find the Purple Parade very meaningful as I believe in the importance of an inclusive society.”
“My favourite part of the event was the digital concert, where persons with disabilities performed with their loved ones. It was really heart-warming, and I enjoyed my first Purple Parade experience!” said Engineer (C3 Development) Kek Jing Yu.
A second-time-participant, Engineer (Cybersecurity) Nicky Lim added: “Accepting one another’s uniqueness and being inclusive is a strong social glue. It is my honour to again be part of the Purple Parade, which celebrates these values.”