As part of National Education, schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day on
21 July every year to mark the anniversary of the 1964 racial riots. This is a day for
students to reflect on and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation built on a
rich diversity of cultures. Since its inception, this commemorative event has helped to
promote inter-racial understanding among our students.
The theme for this year's RHD is “Embracing Diversity, Building Community”.
It reminds us of the different races, cultures and languages in Singapore, especially
with the transformation of Singaporean society over the years. The RHD celebrations
are a reminder that promoting social cohesion and racial harmony requires constant
effort from our educators, students and stakeholders, such as parents.