On 31 October 2015, the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) participated in the Purple Parade – a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs. DPA was one of the 35 participating contingent of the parade. A total of 61 people joined DPA’s contingent, which was comprised of DPA members, volunteers, families, friends and staff. Our contingent members wore limited edition DPA T-shirts with the slogan “30 Years of Advocacy: DPA Since 1986” to commemorate DPA’s 30 years of anniversary next year 2016 and held specially designed DPA purple fans. Four members also held placards displaying DPA’s public education posters.
DPA was happy to be part of this event and was glad to see the entire community coming together to show support for persons with special needs. It was especially heartwarming to see Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lending his support for the event. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong even stopped by our contingent to take a picture with DPA – an honour given to a select few at the parade.
DPA thanks its volunteers and members for coming down on the day and being part of DPA’s Purple Parade contingent. DPA also congratulates the organisers of The Purple Parade for a job well done and looks forward to being part of the Purple Parade again next year.
For more information on the event, please visit The Purple Parade website.
For more photos of the event, please visit our facebook page.