Merdeka celebrations start early in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan

MELAKA, 23 June 2017: 

In conjunction with National Day 2017, the Melaka State Information Department (JPNM) is organising a state-level ‘Keceriaän Negaraku’ Competition which offers a total cash prize of RM11,500.

Director Lim Ann Teck said the competition, to be held between July 1 and 31, is divided into eight categories – government buildings, private buildings, villages (traditional, Chinese new villages, estates and Felda), schools, residential parks, individuals homes, arches and 1Malaysia Community fronts.

He said participants are required to use their creativity in highlighting the National Month celebration and projecting the spirit of patriotism in their decorations.

“They are free to make use of any material including recycled wastes such as beverage cans, boxes, used plastic to convert them into something that is interesting and appropriate for the National Month theme,” he said in a statement.

The competition, which enters its eighth year, is aimed at inculcating the spirit of patriotism among the community as well as promoting the National Month celebration. Winners of state-level competitions are eligible to compete at the national level.

For those interested in participating, please visit or contact Kahar Dollah at 06-2345661 or email [email protected].

A total cash prize of RM29,500 awaits winners of the Negeri Sembilan level ‘Fly the Jalur Gemilang and Cheerfulness Contest’, held in conjunction with the 2017 National Day celebration.

2017 National Day Celebration Beautification and Cheerfulness Committee chairman Zainal Fitri Ahmad said 12 main categories being contested are government and private buildings, villages, residential areas, residences, gateways, Komuniti 1Malaysia porches, vehicles, mosques, surau and other places of worship.

Zainal Fitri, who is also Negeri Sembilan SWCorp director, said the contest forms were available at its Negeri Sembilan headquarters or branches, state Information Department,  district offices, local authorities, state Islamic Religious Affairs Department, National Unity and Integration Department and could also be downloaded from the Facebook page, Kibar Jalur Gemilang N9.

“Further information on the contest is also available on the same Facebook page while completed forms could be submitted to the contest secretariat,” he said in a statement. The closing date for the contest is July 21.

– Bernama

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