KUALA LUMPUR: It is indeed a rare sight for students to greet and kiss the hand of the security guards as they arrive at the school gate for an ordinary school day.
However, such value is practiced at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Luagan in Keningau, Sabah.
Footage of it recorded by a truck driver Azwan Mahmin, 39, has made its rounds on the social media and has received positive response from the public. It even made its way to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
Maszlee in a Twitter post praised the pupils and said the culture of respecting others should be ingrained into children.
“Indeed, schools should serve as an educational platform that fosters a culture of respecting others,” he wrote.
The 41-second clip went viral with over 360,000 views and 11,500 shares with positive comments from netizens praising the pupils and the school’s culture.
Meanwhile, Azwan told Bernama that he was touched by the attitude shown by the pupils towards their security guards which had prompted him to record it.
“I was on my way for breakfast in my cousin’s house just opposite the school when I saw the pupils greeting the security guard.
“Such an act touched me. I had no intention to make it viral, just simply to share it with my Facebook friends because it is a rare occurrence. I did not expect it to go viral,” he said.
He was told by his cousin that the culture of greeting and kissing the hand of the security guard was a daily routine for all pupils in that school. – Bernama