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Harmony Games sees "better-than-expected" turnout

The seventh Harmony Games took place in the Indian Association grounds on Saturday.

SINGAPORE: The seventh Harmony Games took place in the Indian Association grounds on Saturday.

Acting Culture, Community and Youth Minister, Lawrence Wong, graced the event, which was organised by the Hindu Endowment and Advisory Boards.

"It's a very wonderful platform for Singaporeans to come together, participate, get involved and through these sorts of interactions get to know one another and build stronger relationships," he said.

With Singapore celebrating 50 years of independence next year, Mr Wong reiterated the importance of citizens maintaining religious and racial harmony.

Futsal, netball, tug-of-war and a telematch were some of the games that were played at the event.

Organisers said turnout was also better than expected.

Next year's Harmony Games will be organised by the Catholic community.

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