I am from class 2 Amazing. Cantonment Primary is my school.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Total Defence Day 2011
About Total Defence Day
Adapted from the experience of countries like Switzerland and Sweden, the concept of Total Defence was introduced in 1984 to rally Singaporeans together in the defence of the country. The idea was to draw upon the different strengths and abilities in our society to enhance our defence capability.
Over the years, Total Defence has been adopted as a framework for a comprehensive and integrated response, bringing all Singaporeans together, to deal with all kinds of threats and challenges, whether it is an external threat like global terrorism or a national crisis like SARS.
Total Defence has served Singapore well and made us a stronger nation. It will continue to be relevant and important for Singapore's success.
When Singaporeans take personal responsibility for and get involved in the defence of Singapore, they are playing their part to help keep Singapore strong and secure.
To help Singaporeans understand how they can be involved, Total Defence is divided into five aspects – Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence and Psychological Defence.