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                  ROADSHOW 2009

          Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), the Indian
Activity Executive Committees (IAECs) within Central Singapore District and
the People’s Association Indian Activity Executive Committees Council (PA
Narpani Pearavai) are jointly organising the SINDA-IAEC (Narpani) Training
and Career Roadshow on Saturday, 21 November 2009 from 1.30pm to
4.45pm at located at Toa Payoh Lorong 1.

2         About 600 job seekers are expected at the roadshow which promises
more than 1200 job vacancies. Themed “A New Job, A New You”, the
roadshow aims to create awareness about training programmes, channel job
seekers toward job placements in hiring industries and to bring training
providers from hiring industries to the door step of the residents.

3         Mr Heng Chee How, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office and
MP for Jalan Besar GRC will be the Guest-of-Honour for the event.

4         Service   providers offering SPUR (Skills Programme for
Upgrading and Resilience) programmes from the community and social
service, health care, logistics and service sectors will be present to give talks.
Job seekers will also get an opportunity to tour the various booths set up by
the service providers and employers.

5       Your journalists and photographers / camera crew are cordially invited
to cover the event. Please arrive at the on Saturday, 21
November 2009 at 2 p.m. For enquiries and media registration, please call Ms
Sithara Doriasamy at 98516164 (HP) or Mr K Kathiravan at Tel: 96979215

Date                    :   21 November 2009

Media Contact Persons   :   Ms Sithara Doriasamy
                            People’s Association Narpani Pearavai
                            98516164 (HP)

                            Mr K Kathiravan
                            Acting Head (Inter-Ethnic Engagagement)
                            Central Singapore CDD
                            People’s Association
                            96979215 (HP)

Issued by               :   Corporate Communications Division
                            People’s Association
                            Tel: 63405432 / 161

The People's Association brings Singaporeans together to take ownership of and contribute
to community well-being. We connect the people and the government for consultation and
feedback. We leverage on these relationships to strengthen racial harmony and social
cohesion, to ensure a united and resilient Singapore.

We achieve our mission through our network of 1,800 grassroots organisations, five
Community Development Councils, the National Youth Council, National Community
Leadership Institute, Outward Bound Singapore and Water-Venture. More information at

Narpani Pearavai is the co-ordinating council of the Indian Activity Executive Committees
(IAECs) which aims to guide the IAECs in engaging the community through a wide range of
outreach programmes, assist the IAECs and other grassroots organisations to identify and
recruit suitable Indian grassroots leaders and to facilitate collaboration between IAECs and
other grassroots organisations and the larger community.


The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a Self-Help Group set up in August
1991 to address educational and socio-economic issues facing the Indian community in
Singapore. SINDA actively strives to build a well educated and confident community of Indians
that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial

In the course of fulfilling its objectives, SINDA works closely with many volunteers, schools and
other grassroots organisations, and has in the process steadily evolved into a credible
organisation that serves as a pillar of the Indian Community in Singapore.

Today, SINDA is managed by a professional team who bring to the table wide ranging
experience in sectors such as education, social services and the corporate world. A Board of
Trustees comprising of highly regarded members of government and private enterprises
oversee SINDA. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam who
is also the Minister for Finance. The President of the Executive Committee is Dr. Balaji
Sadasivan who is also the Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

SINDA organises a wide array of programmes that not only effectively serve to uplift the
educational performance of Indian students, but also promote family unity and help in the socio-
economic development of ethnic Indians in Singapore.

For more information, please visit

       SATURDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2009, 1.30 PM TO 4.45 PM
                  381, TOA PAYOH LORONG 1
                      SINGAPORE 319758


1.30 pm   - Arrival of Participants & Registration
          - Arrival of Guests & Registration
          - Participants to be seated for Talks

2.00 pm   - Introductory Talk by Service Providers & Tour of Employers’ Booths

2.15 pm   - Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
            Mr Heng Chee How, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office & MP
            for Jalan Besar GRC

2.20 pm   - Tour of the Career Talk by G.O.H & Invited Guests

2.35 pm   - Tour of the Employers’ & Training Providers’ Booths G.O.H & Invited

2.55 pm   - Reception & Interaction with Employers & Trainiing Providers
            Talk & Tour for participants

3.30 pm   - Departure of G.O.H.
          - Refreshments for participants

4.15 pm   - Lucky Draw 1
          - Lucky Draw 2
4.45 pm   - End of Roadshow

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