Singapore's team to the 2016 Summer Paralympics has been invited to be given tribute in Parliament, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said on Saturday (24 Sept).
"I have invited the entire team of Paralympians to one of the upcoming Parliament sittings, to pay tribute to them for their extraordinary achievements," she wrote in a Facebook post.
As some of the Paralympians will be going away for the holidays, a suitable date will be found for them after they return, she added.
Fu also expressed delight over the thousands who turned up a celebratory parade to honour the efforts and achievements of the 13 athletes who participated in the event.
"By showing so evidently their tenacity and resilience to fly Singapore's flag high, our Paralympians have brought out the Singapore Spirit in us," she noted.
Singapore's showing in Rio de Janeiro, where the Paralympics were held, included two gold medals and a bronze earned by swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh.