In commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial year, young people from Heart of God Church joined volunteers from various religious and social groups in cherishing  the peace and prosperity we enjoy as a nation.

By: Alan L.

Graced by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, Peace and Prosperity Singapura 2019 was run by over 5,000 volunteers from various religious and social organisations – including Heart of God Church. The event was organised in commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial.

Here’s a quick recap at how Peace and Prosperity Singapura unfold!Thank you!Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth – MCCY Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation International Long-Shi Trading Hub South East CDC – Your Social Broker The People's Association Sian Chay Medical Institution WTS Travel & Tours Pte Ltd Goldbell Singapore Tourism Board KF1 Eurosport Auto – Lamborghini Singapore Rahila Rashun StellaVee Jack and Rai Suhaimi Yusof Official Jean Danker Cavin Soh -苏梽诚Narain aka Brownie BoyDr Maliki Osman Ong Ye Kung Singapore Flyer Singapore Pools In The Community Loyang Tua Pek Kong Think One Automobile Kingston International School Singapore Raffles Music College Koufu Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar Gain City Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore Aqua Nautic Specialist Teo Heng KTV Studio Soon Huat Toh UOB Urban Redevelopment Authority Singaporebookofrecords Singapore Bicentennial

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Following the event, our HOGC volunteers participated in an appreciation dinner with Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat as Guest of Honor, showing support for our nation’s commitment to racial and religious harmony. 

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat ‘awakening’ a lion at the appreciation dinner

Zhong Yi, one of our HOGC leaders and frequent volunteer in community events, shared, “it’s heartwarming to see our volunteers giving their best and going the extra mile! After spending the entire afternoon ushering people to their seats, it started raining. Without sparing a thought, many of them gave up their ponchos to the guests to make sure they weren’t drenched! That’s so Heart of God Church – others first!”

HOGC volunteers with the ponchos they soon gave up to guests to ensure they weren’t drenched by the rain. 

Peace and Prosperity Singapura 2019 culminated in an interfaith prayer for the continued peace and prosperity for the nation. To mark the occasion, volunteers helped out with assembling a mass lion dance display consisting of 720 lions. 

The largest lion dance assembly ever held in Singapore at The Float @ Marina Bay. 

The lion dance assembly made it into the Singapore Book of Records for the largest lion dance troupe.A second record was then set when 600 lions had their eyes dotted in an act of ‘awakening’ the lions in remembrance of how our nation came to be known as Singapura and eventually, Singapore.

Heart of God Church volunteers at the Peace and Prosperity Singapura 2019 appreciation dinner. 

Peace and prosperity do not come about by chance. It requires deliberate effort from everyone to strengthen the social fabric of our nation. It is important that we include and not exclude, to build bridges and not walls with people from other races and religions. Indeed, this is so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation. Kudos to all our volunteers for living this out!