Singapore Conversation: 70 percent of audience believe the next generation will have a ‘better future’
Posted by temasektimes on September 15, 2012
About 70 percent of the audience attending the first session of the ‘Singapore Conversation’ with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong believes that the next generation will have a ‘better future’ which made Education Minister Heng Swee Keat who was at the show very pleased.
Mr Heng, who heads the committee that is facilitating the national conversation about Singapore’s future, felt it was an encouraging sign:
“I’m actually quite optimistic when I hear from all of you. When you talk about values, many of you have expressed aspirations about the Singapore that you want,” he said.
PM Lee has earlier said at the show that it is important to define what the country is aiming for over the next two to three decades:
“There will be many dreams and many aspirations among Singaporeans, there has to be a certain shared purpose and identity. We’re all Singaporeans, that is something which distinguishes us, so we recognise one another, we feel together.”
Among the participants are entrepreneurs, students, housewives and even new citizens. It is not known how they are selected.