SMK Methodist, Ipoh (Anglo-Chinese School) organised its 100th annual sports day meet recently at the school’s playing field.
The event, themed, ‘100 years of Sports Excellence’ had attracted the attention of the city’s luminaries and the school’s old boys some of whom were former sportsmen who had represented the country abroad.
Over the past 100 years, the students of the school have made an immense contribution in the development of sports in the country. In recognition of their achievements, a pictorial exhibition was held in the school to highlight and honour their sporting glories. It was also meant to inspire the current students into following in the footsteps of their more illustrious seniors.
Guest of honour, Mohd Zakuan Zakaria, the Secretary of Ipoh City Council, was given the honour to officiate at the event. Seventeen sports personalities of yesteryears attended the centennial celebration. The sporting legends included hockey maestro Dato’ Poon Fook Loke, hurdler Lt-Commander Karu Selvaratnam (Rtd), cricket player Devindran Ramanathan, and former national shot putter Arjan Singh, to name a few.