We will start off the Gathering with a recitation of the National Pledge (not Aspiration). It is a Pledge that has bonded Singaporeans for 44 years. Note: We will keep to the wordings of the National Pledge involving the citizens.
We the citizens of Singapore
Pledge ourselves as one united people
Regardless of race, language or religion
To build a democratic society
Based on justice and equality
So as to achieve
Peace, progress and happiness
For our nation.
The National Pledge was recited on our National Day exactly at 8:22 p.m. We will be reciting the National Pledge again at 8:22, i.e. August 22, at Hong Lim Park. This is a good omen.
Remember: our struggle to get fair compensation is based on justice, which is a key value in our National Pledge.
Tan Kin Lian