By Luqman Hakim
Shouts of “Belia Perak Hebat” (Perak Youths are Great) resonated in the Youth and Sports Complex opposite the Indera Mulia Stadium, Ipoh. The cheers signified the celebration of the 3-day state-level Youth Day beginning Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. Over 10,000 youths, state-wide, were involved in the event.
Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that the celebration was well received by the community, especially youths.
“Organisations and individuals who displayed leadership qualities in Perak between 2018 and 2019 were amply rewarded,” he told reporters after officiating the event.
Faizal added that there were many activities for the celebration, such as young entrepreneurs’ carnival, halal-certificate preparation seminar, para-sports carnival, the battle of the bands and drum festival.
“Hopefully, with the Perpaduan 4.0 theme, Perakeans will be more united thus leading to something positive in the future.”
Present was Executive Councillor for Youth and Sports Howard Lee Chuan How, who said that Youth Day should be celebrated by all, especially youth, since many of the activities and programmes are being organised with them in mind.