National Day Award: 10 Tampines Grassroots Leaders among recipients
10 of Tampines’ Grassroots leaders were recently given recognition in appreciation of their valuable contribution to the community.
The Singapore National Day Awards are a means of recognising various forms of merit and service to Singapore. Recipients are shortlisted based on a set of stringent criteria and an elaborate system of assessment, before being sent to the Cabinet for clearance and to the President for final approval. For PBM and BBM, grassroots leaders must satisfy the minimum time in service before they are deemed to be eligible to be nominated.
As the award is one of highest level of recognitions by the state, PBM and BBMs are awarded to grassroots leaders who have made significant contributions to the society in the areas of community engagements.
The Public Service Star (BBM) that was instituted in 1963 is awarded to individuals who have contributed valuable public service to the people of Singapore, or who has distinguished themselves in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement.
The Public Service Medal (PBM), on the other hand, was instituted in 1973, and may be awarded to anyone who has rendered commendable public service in Singapore, or for their achievement in the various fields, including arts and letters, sports, the sciences, and business.
Our heartiest congratulations to the 10 grassroots leaders of Tampines for the commendable efforts towards making Tampines a better Home for residents.