SGM Participates in 57th National Day Celebrations

31 Aug 2014

Johor
 

Though the year 2014 has been a challenging one for the country, Malaysians have displayed great affection in celebrating the 57th National Day. The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Malaysia, Where Love Grows”. Though this year’s celebrations were markedly toned-down, Malaysians all over proudly showed their love for the country in the wake of a series of tragedies, most notably the MH370 and MH17 aviation tragedies.

In the spirit of contributing to society and the country, SGM members in Penang, Melaka, Perak, Pahang and Sabah participated in state-level National Day parades while members in Johor and Negeri Sembilan performed dances in their states’ celebrations.

In Penang, 78 SGM Penang members took part in the parade held at the Esplanade. Among the dignitaries present was Penang Governor TYT Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Abdul Rahman Abbas and wife Toh Puan Majimor Shariff, and Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng and wife. 

Sabah Perak
   

The SGM Melaka and Perak teams each had 42 and 55 members respectively in the parade. The Melaka team was made up of members of the Student Division, who underwent two months’ training. They marched in high spirits from the A Famosa to Jalan Hang Tuah, a distance of three kilometres.

In Perak, the celebration was held at the Ipoh Old Town square, where 102 teams marched in front of some 5,000 people. The celebration was attended Perak Sultan HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and state dignitaries.

In Pahang, the SGM team, made up of 60 people, secured a third placing in the non-governmental organisation category at the parade held at the Kuantan Municipal Council Field 1 at Jalan Mahkota. Meanwhile at Dataran Bentong, 28 SGM members took part in the celebrations at the Jalan Padang Tras.

Pahang Penang
   

In Sabah, 40 SGM Sabah members participated in the National Day parade at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu.

The celebrations in Negeri Sembilan and Johor centred on culture performances. The SGM Negeri Sembilan team of 120 Youth Division members performed culture dances. There were altogether 112 teams, making up 9,000 participants and witnessed by 35,000 spectators.

The celebration in Johor was held at the Kulai mini stadium, where 22 members of SGM Johor participated. They performed culture dances together with the members of the Johor Cultural Heritage Foundation and Johor-based Indian culture dance groups, showcasing the harmonious racial and cultural relations of the country.

Melaka Negeri Sembilan


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