05 Nov 2018
All decked out in purple, a 35-strong DSTA contingent marched in the Purple Parade on 27 October 2018 to show its support for people with special needs.
An annual event that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of people with special needs, the Purple Parade saw participants take part in various activities, including performances, a carnival and a march-past.
Gracing the event, Guest of Honour Minister Chan Chun Sing led all participants to recite the Purple Parade pledge. Following that, more than 70 organisations took part in the contingent march-past.
Reflecting on her first time taking part in the Purple Parade, Senior Engineer (Advanced Systems) Nicole Chew shared: “It was a humbling and heartening experience and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many people who are supportive towards the cause of building an inclusive society. It is indeed important to continue to support and encourage the families with members who have special needs.”
Senior Engineer (Cybersecurity) Toh Yong Yao added: “I enjoyed the march-past together with the people with special needs. I was also very impressed by the merchandise made and sold at the carnival booths and encouraged by the public who was very supportive towards the cause.”