The run was held to mark the nation’s 53rd Independence Day celebration. Its objective was to inculcate the spirit of togetherness among the various races in the country.
“The fact that the students are of Indian origin speaks volumes of the participants’ desire for racial integration,” said Datuk Ahamad Pakeh Adam, Adun for Lintang, in a speech before handing over the Jalur Gemilang to the local team leader. The ceremony was held at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan (Tamil) Gandhi, Sg. Siput.