Pure Talents bilingual emcee Danny Yeo was honoured to serve for the sixth consecutive year in this annual big-scale event for PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency. World Water Day was first celebrated by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in 2010. Singapore World Water Day started in 2011, as part of a United Nations’ global initiative to raise awareness on the importance of water. Singapore World Water Day was especially meaningful this year as the largest number of community partners ever have gathered together – 350 partners – making the celebrations truly by the community, for the community.
The morning started with a zumba session led by trainers from True Fitness, a dance performance by Yishun Secondary School, a song by East View Primary School, and a drum performance by Dramatic Batucada from Hong Kah Secondary School.
Guest of Honour for the event was Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Teo Chee Hean. Accompanying him, were Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, and Mayor of South East District Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman.
At the event, a new Water Ambassador Badge was launched by St John Singapore to raise awareness among youths on the importance of water conservation and encourage them to be advocates for the community. Prizes were also presented to winners of the Sembcorp Water Technology Prize, a national competition to stimulate students’ interest in water solutions.
The launch ceremony unveiled a SG50 banner created by 50 artists from Band of Doodlers. The banner went into the Singapore Book of Records as the largest hand-drawn banner, filled with water saving tips and messages.
Sponsors and partners were then ushered to the Black Box Auditorium for a presentation in appreciation of their contributions.
Pure Talents would like to share some water saving tips:
– limit your showers to five minutes
– use a mug instead of leaving the tap running when you brush your teeth
– wash your clothes on a full load in the washing machine
– wash dishes and vegetables in a container instead of under a running tap
EVERY DROP COUNTS and every one can play a part in conserving water!