The Singapore Cricket Association’s award-winning Discover Cricket Program continues with a platform at the ‘Rise and Shine Carnival’ for primary-school children. Over 1900 parents and youngsters attended the event, with the Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower Dr. Amy Khor as the guest of honour.

“It’s a great thing for the SCA to organise and be part of. It is terrific exposure for them and at this age just getting children to hit a ball is the perfect introduction to cricket,” says ACC Development Officer for Singapore Aminul Islam. Several of Singapore’s U-16 and U-19 cricketers along with women’s captain Diviya GK ran the show. Singapore’s Rise and Shine movement is aimed at promoting pediatric health and in her speech at the event Dr. Khor said, "Community programmes and community initiatives like these are really great in reinforcing our efforts to promote healthy living amongst families and particularly for our kids, so that we can ensure they grow up healthily and develop to their fullest potential."

The event at the lawn of the Marina Bay Sands complex was the largest of its kind ever held in Singapore. The next Rise and Shine Carnival will be held in September this year.

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Filed March 13th, 2013