By Aida Aziz
IPOH: The excitement of the month of independence and the ‘countdown’ of the arrival of the 66th Independence Day was further brightened with the involvement of 500 students, teachers and representatives of the North Kinta District Education Office (PPD) who collaborated with Unisem (M) Berhad to fuel patriotic spirit.
The collaboration which took place at Unisem (M) Berhad, here started with a procession and convoy from students, teachers of SMK Simpang Pulai and PPD Kinta Utara before the symbolic handing over of the Jalur Gemilang to the representatives of the company.
According to a statement from Unisem, this kind of patriotic program was organized for the first time in collaboration with the school and PPD.
They also said that it is part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the local community, in addition to being involved in interesting activities together with the participating school members.
“A total of 500 students and teachers together with the Kinta Utara Deputy PPD joined the convoy from the school to Unisem, a distance of 1 kilometre.
“There were three categories in conjunction with the convoy handing over the Jalur Gemilang, which are, 4×4 vehicles, high-powered motorcycles and pedestrians.
“The school representative handed over the Jalur Gemilang to Unisem’s Senior Human Resources Manager, Alan Tan as a symbol of the spirit of unity and cooperation between Unisem and the school,”.
In the meantime, the event demonstrated the strength of cooperation and highlighted the main message of ‘Malaysia Madani’: Resolve to Unite, Fulfill Hope, which emphasizes a strong commitment to unity and the achievement of aspirations.
“After singing the Negaraku song, the event continued with the presentation of prizes to the top three groups in the independence banner decoration competition.
“The program included the performance of the ‘Jalur Gemilang’ choir by all the attendees and ended with a photo together,”.
For the future, Unisem plans to expand the collaboration program with various agencies and local communities.
“For the following years, we do plan to do better by joining with local communities, such as the fire department, police, primary schools, secondary schools and mosques”.