5,000 attend Maal Hijrah Carnival

KUCHING: The two-day Maal Hijrah Carnival organised by Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) and the Friendly Neighbourhood Committee of Kampung Pinang Jawa attracted 5,000 participants.

The event was held on Sept 7 and 8 at the Community Hall and Attaqwa Mosque of the village in Gita. DBKU principal deputy director Mohammed Khaidir Abang   represented the mayor in his speech.

Various activities held included a children’s colouring competition, Khat calligraphy competition, Azan competition, Silat art competition, PUBG E-Games Contest, telematches, Qasidah competition, DBKU On The Move programme, KJM Product Bazaar, Qi Gong exercise, ‘Kayuhan Berbasikal’ and ‘Ceramah Perdana’ with Datuk Ustaz Kazim Elias.

DBKU director Dr Morshidi Ahmad (centre) poses with Khaidir (second right) and other DBKU officials in front of KJM Product Bazaar.

The carnival was first held in 2016. This year’s fourth edition was in line with this year’s Maal Hijrah 1441H’s theme “Negara Rahmah, Ummah Sejahtera” which brings the message of making Malaysia in general and Sarawak in particular a developed country and state while focusing on unity and consolidation.

Khaidir (fourth left) presents a prize to the winner of the Qasidah Competition.

Children engrossed in the colouring competition.

Participants getting ready for the ‘Kayuhan Berbasikal’ event.

Datuk Ustaz Kazim Elias giving a talk.

DBKU director Dr Morshidi Ahmad (sixth right), Khaidir (fifth right) and other DBKU officials posing with children who took part in the telematches.