05 Oct 2015

Engaging Parents to Learn Effective Parenting Skills

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Dated: 5 October 2015

4 October – To help parents understand the importance of effective parenting, the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) jointly organised a Parenting Conference with the Tamil Language Cultural Society (TLCS).

Guest speaker Mr Suki Sivam, a motivational speaker from India, shared important strategies on parenting and his personal experiences in his address. With the theme, “My Children, Our future”, the conference helped parents understand the challenges of parenting, the different parenting styles and the effects they have on their children.

Some 600 parents participated and benefitted from this session. Parent of two  children, Mrs Selvi Manohar, 47, shared: “I have learnt useful parenting techniques through this conference. Parenting styles have evolved over time with the newer generations.  The conference has helped me to better myself as a parent and to change along with times”.

A panel discussion comprising Mr Suki Sivam, K Barathan, CEO of SINDA, Mrs Sarojini Padmanathan and Mr Ravindran, Chief Operating Officers of SINDA  addressed issues concerning family violence, adolescence and right parenting approaches. An interactive play by Athipathi International Theatre titled, “pillaigalai valarka vendam, valara viduvom” echoed  right value systems and also highlighted positive parenting approaches parents should adopt. This event was  graced by Ambassador K Kesavapany, Term Trustee, SINDA Board.



The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a Self-Help Group, set up in August 1991 to address educational and socio-economic issues facing the Indian community in Singapore.

SINDA actively strives to build a well-educated and confident community of Indians that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial Singapore. In the course of fulfilling its objectives, SINDA works closely with many volunteers, schools and grassroots organisations. In the process, SINDA has steadily evolved into a credible organisation that serves as a pillar of the Singapore Indian community.

Today, SINDA runs a wide array of programmes that not only effectively serves to uplift the educational performance of Indian students, but also promotes family harmony and uplifts the social status of ethnic Indians.

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, is Chairman of SINDA’s Board of Trustees. Miss Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Finance, is President of the Executive Committee.

For more information on SINDA, visit the website – www.sinda.org.sg


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