HRH Sultan of Perak and HRH Raja Permaisuri Perak at the Perak State Level National Day 2019 celebration.
TAIPING, 31 AUGUST 2019 - HRH Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah and HRH Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim graced the Perak State Level National Day 2019 celebration at Dataran Warisan Taiping.
His Royal Highness was accompanied by HH Raja Muda Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, HH Raja Puan Besar Perak Raja Nazhatul Shima Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, HH Raja DiHilir Perak Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah and HH Raja Puan Muda Perak Tunku Soraya Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim.
Also present were Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and wife Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi, State Secretary Zainal Azman Abu Seman, State Assembly Speaker Dato' Ngeh Koo Ham and State EXCO members.
The National Day celebration was also livened up with the attendance of more than 10,000 people of various races and age groups from around Perak.
Earlier, HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah inspected the guard of h
onour which was mounted by three officers and 105 personnel of the Royal Army Engineers Regiment, Sangro Camp, Taiping, and accompanied by the Royal Malaysian Navy KD Pelanduk Brass Band.
The ceremony began with the reading of verses of the Holy Quran and the doa, before the singing of Negaraku and hoisting of the Jalur Gemilang as well as recitation of the National Day pledge.
Later, the dignitaries and guests were entertained with a choir performance by 90 students from three schools, namely SMK Convent, SMK Kampung Jambu and SMK Klian Pauh, which presented three songs.
The programme continued with a musical poetry performance ‘Srikandi Gelang Emas Merdeka’ which featured elements of acting, poetry recital and creative movements to commemorate the late Siti Rahmah Kassim, the first woman to fight for the country's independence.
At this year's National Day celebration, 5,500 participants representing over 111 contingents participated in the parade, comprising government departments, uniformed bodies, districts, public and private institutions of higher learning, schools, local authorities and statutory bodies.
Also taking part were school bands and a contingent of vehicles from the various government agencies, statutory bodies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector.
Meanwhile, the selection of Taiping for the National Day celebration was to express the people's gratitude for the success of Taiping Heritage Town being named the third best town at the World Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards.
Besides, Taiping town has also its own significant factor as it was the first capital of Perak, formerly known as Klian Pauh.
|The Perak State Secretariat contingent won third place in the marching parade at the Perak State Level National Day 2019 celebration.|
|People thronging Dataran Warisan Taiping during the Perak State Level National Day 2019 celebration.|
Source : Corporate, SUK Perak.