TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

03 November 2009

25 CHINESE SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED FOR RAYA CELEBRATIONS

IN the spirit of 1Malaysia, 25 students of SJK(C) Kay Hian in Parit Pulai, Muar, were invited to join the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations at SK Simpang Lima Darat in Bukit Gambir recently.
Students  of SJK(C) Kay Hian got the chance to learn more about Malay culture from their peers at SK Simpang Lima Darat. — Picture by Hai Rozzaman Jalal
Students of SJK(C) Kay Hian got the chance to learn more about Malay culture from their peers at SK Simpang Lima Darat. — Picture by Hai Rozzaman Jalal

Simpang Lima Darat principal Mazlan Ahmad said he had extended the invitation to Kay Hian because the schools were partners in the Students Integration for Unity Programme.

He said students from both schools got to know each other and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics during the programme.

Mazlan said students from Kay Hian got the opportunity to learn more about Malay culture, such as the kind of foods that were served and the attire that was worn during Hari Raya.

"Students from both schools get to interact while feasting on a Hari Raya spread that was prepared for the occasion."

Kay Hian principal Chua Kean Soon said the invitation meant a lot to him and his students. He said the festive atmosphere was perfect for fostering friendship and unity among the students.

"Programmes like this are a good way to promote the 1Malaysia spirit brought forth by our prime minister to foster greater unity among the various races in Malaysia," he said.

SOURCE: NST JOHOR STREET, 3 NOVEMBER 2009

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