Public Responds Well to Modification of New Year’s Celebrations in Selangor


SHAH ALAM, 31 Dec: The Selangor Pakatan Rakyat’s organisation of the new year’s celebration using an academic approach welcomed by the public.

Selangor Kini’s survey this morning at Shah Alam Independence Square found that on average, the visitors who were met at the Selangor Education Carnival Programme (EduSEL) welcomed the move by the State Government in organising a celebration that can be characterised as simple yet very useful.

According to Kamal Ibrahim, 42, programmes such as this can be seen as capable of educating the public in a way that is beneficial compared to normal practises previously carried out that prioritises programmes of sheer entertainment.

“This is one of the times that we get to spend time by bringing our children to programmes that are good and are full of knowledge.

“For me, this is also a form of guidance and reference for us to shape our children and future generations so that they flourish in terms of education, self-esteem and have high morals,” said the father of seven.


Kamal’s opinion was also concurred by Yunizayana Sueeyto, 33, who also suggested that other states follow the State Government’s move in entertaining the people in interesting ways.

“Usually, new year’s celebrations are only celebrated by the young but this programme organised by the State Government is suitable for all, be it children, parents, grandparents and all can participate.

“While we have fun, we also gain knowledge. That is what’s expensive,” said Yunizayana who was present with her husband in accompanying their children in the Colouring and Drawing Contest this morning.

A total of 70 children participated in the contest which was divided into four categories, Colouring Contest for 4 to 6 years, Colouring for 7 to 12 year-old apart from Drawing for 6 to 9 years and also a Drawing category for 10 to 12 years.


For the 4 to 6 years Colouring Category, it was won by Quratul Aini Syaurah Fansuri, 6, while for the 7 to 12 years Colouring Category was won by Mohd Haikal Asyraf, 7.

Meanwhile for the 6 to 9 years Drawing Category, Umar Saif Abd Wahid, 9, won and for the 10 to 12 years category, Nur Izzatul Akma, 12, won.

The first place winner for each category received RM100 and a hamper followed by second place, receiving RM70 and a hamper while third place also received a cash prize worth RM50 and also a hamper.

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