National Family Council embarks on new term to strengthen family bonds
- POSTED: 17 Sep 2013 16:12
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The Ministry of Social and Family Development has welcomed the new chairman and members of the National Family Council, which started its new two-year term on August 1.
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Social and Family Development has welcomed the new chairman and members of the National Family Council, which started its new two-year term on August 1.
The new chairman is Mr Ching Wei Hong, the chief operating officer of OCBC Bank, and the members come from a wide range of backgrounds, from the people and private sectors.
The ministry also thanked former chairman Mr Lim Soon Hock and out-going members for their dedicated service and contributions for the past three to seven years.
Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing, said: "The National Family Council has been instrumental in championing the family as the building block of society. It has worked hard to rally people and organisations to make time for family and to place the family at the top of their agenda. We are grateful to Soon Hock and his team for leadership and efforts, and look forward to the council's contributions in its new term."
Outgoing chairman Mr Lim Soon Hock, who had served NFC for the last seven years, said: "It has been an immensely fruitful journey as part of the National Family Council. We have always believed in investing in families because they yield invaluable returns that stand the test of time.
"I wish the new chairman and members of the council all the very best in continuing the vision to make Singapore a place where families can flourish and family first is an integral part of our lives."
Mr Ching Wei Hong, the new chairman, said: "I am excited to be part of this dynamic movement to champion strong and stable families in Singapore. Families are facing new and complex challenges in today's rapidly changing world. It is therefore important for families to build a strong foundation from the start.
"Also, as we are aging rapidly as a society, it is crucial for families to strengthen inter-generational bonds. As part of the council, I hope to connect with families, and help as many as possible to have warm, loving and strong families."