TUESDAY, 30 AUGUST – Various activities were held by various organisations in conjunction with the Independence Day 2016 celebrations.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Centre for Sustainable Minds (PML) once again successfully held the Independence Day celebration, which was participated by the children of PML, staff and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA).
The event officially opened by the Registrar of UMS, No’man Hj Ahmad, saw the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ and Sabah flag prominently flown with the chilren at PML singing patriotic songs.
In his speech, he praised PML in organising such programme that was deemed useful especially in fostering a sense of independence early in the children’s life.
“This not only cultivate in them a deep sense of patriotism, but also in creating a society that is loyal to the country and will appreciate the true meaning of freedom,” he said.
He added that the present generation also need to understand the concept of independence in a broader perspective that is not only free from being colonised but also free from any form of influence and negative elements.
“Being independent is meaningless if our thoughts are still being colonised. We need to be independent from external influences, independent and free from negative influences,” he added.
At the event, the children at PML dressed according to the theme of independence.
Also held was an Educational Talk on Being Debt-free, presented by the Director of Putra & Associates, Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Haji Pangeran Putra Haji Pangeran Omar.
Also present were the Director of PML, Aidah Noordin, and Assistant Registrar cum Chairman of the Independence Day Celebrations 2015, Faddili Kasin. FF (fl)