It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Major (Retd.) Ishwar Lall Singh, a 92-year-old Singaporean veteran of the Indian National Army (INA) who served under the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and then the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

He was one of the small group of officers that were present when Singapore gained its independence in 1965 and helped shape the SAF into what it is today. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Residents’ Committee for two years at SNM (Singapore) and was cared for till his peaceful passing on 5th August 2022.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

SNM’s CEO, Mr S. Devendran, was quoted in Tabla! on July 27th, 2022.

He said, “She (Mrs Drishti Bablani) is a very energetic lady with a heart of gold. Last year, we got 2,000kg of rice. This year, it has more than doubled. Such donations help us defray our operating expenses. On average, we use 1,500kg of rice a month at our nursing home. This donation will last us at least three months.”

Thank you The Kindness Ripple : An initiative by for the generous donation of rice! The impact of your gift will go a long way in bringing a smile to our beneficiaries’ faces!


Congratulations on your 90th Anniversary Jamiyah Singapore!

Jamiyah Singapore has established multi-racial peace and harmony since 1932 providing welfare services to the community regardless of race and faith.

These 90 years of service to the community is a remarkable achievement and is a strong example of what we can achieve together when we stand together as one.

Thank you for the Inter-Faith Harmony Book that was presented to our President, Mr Jayadev Unnithan. As an organisation sharing a similar vision, SNM looks forward to continuing our efforts with Jamiyah Singapore to achieve greater good for the community.

To commemorate the start of our 75th anniversary, we organised a Heritage Walk for our members and staff on June 18th. Joining us were also volunteers from SNM Youth, Agilent Technologies (Singapore), Red Cross First Aid Volunteers, SNM Individual Volunteers, who braved the morning sun with us.

75 people from our members, management and staff walked 7.5km to mark the start of our 75th anniversary celebrations and created beautiful memories together. The walk trailed from the Momentary Monument, where Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew made his first public appearance after his televised public announcement of Singapore’s separation from Malaysia on 9th August 1965. His appearance on 12 September 1965 was made at the former Sree Narayana Mission, which stood at No. 48 Soon Keat Road, where he delivered his clarion ‘Never Fear’ call to all Singaporeans. Today, this spot is marked by the Momentary Monument, which currently stands at 313 Sembawang Drive.

Our celebrations also provided our participants the opportunity to do voluntary service, where they put their hands together to clean some of the residents’ wheelchairs.

Assoc Prof Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development, also graced our event as Guest-of-Honour and shared words of appreciation for the contributions of SNM to the community over the last 74 years. The event concluded with a sweet serving of cake for all and our Resident’s Committee Chairman, Mr Eric Lim, presented a token of appreciation to Assoc Prof Dr Faishal Ibrahim.

The event was covered by Indian Beat, who featured this event on their show on July 8th. You can view the feature via the link here: SNM’s Feature on Indian Beats, July 8th.

We would like to thank Indian Beat for the feature!

Our heartiest congratulations to SSN Ohm Mar on being one of the winners of the Nurses Merit Award last evening!  The award honours the sacrifices nurses have made during the COVID-19 period and recognises those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. SSN Ohm Mar has been serving our residents at Meranti Home as Senior Staff Nurse since 2017 and has grown from strength to strength over the years.


On winning the award, Ms Ohm Mar shared that winning the award brought her happiness and that it elevated her sense of confidence to continue doing her best as a nurse.


“𝐼 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝐼 𝑑𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑆𝑁𝑀 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡. 𝐼 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑠ℎ 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒. 𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡, 𝑣𝑎𝑙𝑢𝑒𝑠, 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑦.”


Our nurses brought comfort, care and compassion, which has been invaluable to our residents and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. SNM acknowledges and thanks all our nursing staff for their service and continual efforts to care for those we serve to the best of their abilities. 
SNM (Singapore) was amongst 25 other Indian organisations under the Federation of Singapore Indian Organisations (FSIO), formed under the auspices of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), that was invited to the SICCI-FSIO gala dinner which was held last evening at Shangri-La Singapore.


Through this partnership, we hope to collaborate with the Indian diaspora to play its part in achieving mutual socio-economic benefits for the larger community and participating institutions as well.


As SNM is expanding its programmes with an additional Nursing Home, we also look forward to providing volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities for member organisations.