Over the last few months, focus group discussions were held to
gather ideas and feedback from Singaporeans on ways to strengthen
National Service. We thank all our participants for taking the time
to share your thoughts and viewpoints with us.
The conversation on NS continues and we would like to invite you to a Town Hall session where you can share your views on some recommendations distilled from the discussions.
The session will begin with a short briefing on the policy proposals. Participants will then discuss the proposals in small groups before taking part in the large group sharing, to be led by Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing. The Town Hall will conclude with a Q&A session with selected panellists. The session is expected to last for about 3 hours.
How to Participate
Keen to join us? Simply register below and we will be in touch with you shortly. Do note that slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Confirmed participants should receive an email within 3 working days. Online registration will close on 13 Nov 13.
Walk-ins are also welcome, but do remember to bring along some form of photo identification (NRIC or passport) for on the spot registration.
If you are unable to join us, we welcome you to share your views at our online feedback form.
We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall session!
(1) Proposal for a SAF Volunteer Corps (SAFVC)
Participants in the “crowdsourcing ideas” phase of the CSNS public consultation suggested that there should be more opportunities for the broader community to contribute to National Defence. Some suggested that MINDEF should establish a SAFVC for women, New Citizens and 1st Generation Permanent Residents to encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of NS.
This topic has attracted widespread discussion, and we invite the interested members of the public to give further inputs into a preliminary proposal for the SAFVC.
Should we put in place a basic training course? How long should the obligation period for a volunteer be? How do we encourage individuals to volunteer? Join us as we discuss these policy ideas at the Town Hall.
(2) Expanding Opportunities for National Servicemen
A consistent theme across all the CSNS feedback channels is the desire to play a bigger role in NS. Ideas include providing more opportunities for leadership, and allowing some preferences for vocational deployment.
We would like to invite you to share your views on the preliminary proposals on expanding opportunities for our National Servicemen to contribute.
16 Nov 2013 (Saturday)
1.15 – 4.00pm
48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609961