By Luqman Hakim
Some 600 special needs students attended the “Walk for the Special Needs 2019” held on Saturday, June 29 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Roundabout, Meru. The morning event was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the biggest ever. A similar event was held in 2001 but participation was much smaller.
The programme started with aerobics followed by casual walking. The students, accompanied by their parents, walked from the roundabout towards the Movie Animation Parks Studio and back, covering a distance of 3km.
The event was officiated by Haji Rosli Ahmad, Deputy Director of Education Perak. He expressed hopes that the various facilities provided would help the students in their learning process.
‘’It’s imperative that they remain positive when facing challenges. They should never feel inferior,’’ he remarked.
Among the attendees were senior staff of the Perak State Education Department, district education chiefs, parents, teachers and students with special needs.