| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
MORE than 7,000 individuals participated in a rehearsal yesterday ahead of the 31st National Day celebration scheduled to take place at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali’ Saifuddien on February 23.
Themed ‘Generation with a Vision’, the rehearsal included a march past by uniformed personnel, government officials, private sector employees, youth organisations, chamber and foreign associations as well as school students.
Students from various educational institutions were seen performing field shows and dance routines with high spirits, filling the whole field with vibrant colours.
On hand to oversee the rehearsal were the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah; Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman; and other senior officials from the ministry.
Before ending the rehearsal, the minister applauded the participants’ impressive performance and efforts.
Although there is still room for improvement, overall, the minister expressed satisfaction in relation to their nationalism and patriotism in putting up a more formed performance.