August 2022 was a month of jubilation as the nation gathered in-person after two long years of socially distanced celebrations, to commemorate the birthday of our beloved country, Singapore.
As part of the national celebrations, Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Association (NSBA) was honoured to be invited to perform at two community events, held at the South East Community Development Council and Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency.
Various MPs from constituencies in the South East District attended the celebrations, including Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong.
Dressed in multi-cultural outfits depicting the colourful cultural fabric of Singapore, NSBA's ukulele performers put up a medley of well-loved National Day tunes. Coming from all walks of life, our performers gathered tirelessly for many months to put up a beautiful performance for audiences young and old.
I enjoyed the ukulele practice among ourselves. It involved much hard work and extra practice hours, but we bonded closer, chanted and practiced Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism together.
I am thankful to have this opportunity to share with the public that we are from NSBA, and I was proud to stand tall with my ukulele players.
- Ukulele Performer, Jamie Chua
"Compared to other countries around the world, I believe Singapore is one of the countries that has been able to manage the Covid-19 pandemic quite well, thanks to the strong leadership of the government, the sound decision-making processes and the understanding and cooperation of the people.
I am truly grateful that I am able to work with all of you for Kosenrufu in Singapore."
Chief Priest, Reverend Shingaku Kato
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