FRIDAY, 21 MARCH –
The Grand Nite of Pesta Tiong Hua was held recently at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Dewan Kuliah Perdana
Various activities were held at the event which was attended by more than 2,000 students and community of multi-racial background around Kota Kinabalu.
The fiesta which was filled with cultural performances of the Chinese was also attended by the President of the Association of Chinese Culture Sabah, Datuk Chau Tet On and the Deputy President of the Chinese Society Sabah, Datuk Jimmy Yong Kyok Ming.
The opening night was officiated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Md. Mansur.
In his speech, Datuk Kasim said that Pesta Tiong Hua was one of the cultural activities celebrated each year as an effort to introduce the values, customs and culture of the Chinese to the campus community of the many different ethnic backgrounds.
“This event is organised to create a culture of understanding and interaction among all ethnicity as well as fostering interests in the arts thus able to improve the soft skills among the students,” he said.
He added that it was also an effort of the university to foster closer ties among the campus community to achieve national integration in line with the 1Malaysia concept.
Also present at the event was the President of the Student Representatives Council (MPP) UMS, Fandyi Sanizan Jurup. – SS (fl)
Source: Student Affairs Department (HEP)
Media and Citra Division