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National Day Parade 2005



National Day Parade 2005 promises to be a national event that will engage all fellow Singaporeans as we celebrate 40 years of nation building. To add to the significance of the occasion, this year’s parade will be held at the historic and nostalgic location of the Padang, where we held our very first National Day Parade in 1966.
The themes and tagline for NDP 2005 are as follows:

a)  Foundation Theme - 40 Years of Nation Building.
b)  Values Theme - "Resilience" and "Unity in Diversity".
c)  Hope Theme - Dynamic People, Cohesive Society, Vibrant Nation.
d)  Tagline - "The Future is Ours to Make".

Centered around the theme, "40 YEARS OF NATION BUILDING", NDP 2005 aims to bring pride and patriotism to all Singaporeans as we reflect upon our last 40 years of nation building and achievements, and pay tribute to the unyielding commitment and determination of our elder generations that brought us to where we are today. At the same time, we will also be celebrating the vitality and dynamism of our younger generation who continue to strive hard to build a better life, better home and better future for Singapore.
The NDP 2005 Executive Committee, comprising members from both the public and private sectors, is chaired by Commander of 3rd Division, Singapore Armed Forces, Brigadier-General ( BG ) Loh Wai Keong.
A special feature of NDP this year is a series of large scale celebrations held simultaneously across Singapore beyond the Parade at Padang itself, connecting all fellow Singaporeans across the island in a cohesive network to celebrate National Day together. We hope that this will bring about even greater participation and involvement from all fellow Singaporeans in this year’s National Day celebrations.
There will be three main celebratory events in NDP 2005 - Carnival@Marina, Parade@Padang, and Celebration@Heartlands. The Carnival@Marina is a nine-day fun-filled carnival from 6 to 14 Aug at Marina South to portray the dynamic, vibrant and fun-loving side of Singaporeans.
The Parade@Padang shall remain the main focal point on National Day itself, with the military parade and ceremony, followed by exciting displays of music, choreography and mass performance.
In Celebration@Heartlands, we will see large scale celebrations held simultaneously on National Day itself at three key venues in Singapore’s heartlands - Jurong East, Yishun and Tampines - connecting all fellow Singaporeans in a cohesive network across our island.
The NDP 2005 logo and website ( were unveiled at a media briefing this morning. The tagline accompanying this year’s logo is "The Future is Ours to Make".

Source: Mindef News Release 6 Apr 2005

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