Projek Ambang Merdeka Tadika-Tadika Swasta N.Sembilan dimana Ray bersama 12 pengetua-pengetua tadika usahakan mendapat liputan media-akhbar inggeris THE STAR bertarikh 1 September 2009.
Pada 31 Ogos 2009, gambar besar event itu juga menghiasi muka depan akhbar tersebut. Muka depan tu...! Terkejut jugak ....Nak tau siapa yg ambil gambar yg jadi pilihan tu, sila ke blog Megat.
Selain itu, ada jugak la keluar Berita Harian, akhbar cina Nan Yang dan akhbar Sinar edisi selatan.
Rasa bangga kerana apa yg diusahakan mendapat perhatian media. Ya la kan, setelah team kami berusaha dengan gigihnya menjayakan projek tersebut. Pls note, tiada peruntukan asal disediakan utk program tersebut. The committee have to raise money to make it a reality. Believe me it's not easy to get cash money even for a project yg bernilai murni mcm ni. At last the team managed to collect RM15,000 hasil sumbangan penderma, pengiklanan & penajaan. Kalau nak diceritakan tentang kepayahan nak carik duit, sampai esok pun x abis cerita.
By C.S. Nathan
CHILDREN can teach us a thing or two about patriotism, as evident from a recent gathering of preschoolers where the Merdeka spirit was high despite the blazing afternoon sun.
Not content with just flag-waving, the children from kindergartens in Negri Sembilan put on an amazing show of unity with their patriotic songs, poem recitations, march-past and dance performances featuring the different cultures of Malaysia.
Dubbed Ambang Merdeka, the inaugural event held at the Paroi Stadium in Seremban involved 30 kindergartens from all over the state.
Coming together as one :Preschoolers decked out in traditional costumes and their school uniforms presenting a performance.
“Programmes like this help children appreciate each other’s culture and teach children the true meaning of patriotism.
“Looking at these kids, you see 1Malaysia – children of different races coming together as one to celebrate our nation’s independence together,” said state Tourism, Unity, Culture, Arts, Heritage and Malay Customs Committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Razi Kail, who launched the event.
The half-day programme began with a march-past featuring more than 400 children decked out in their National Day best, with each kindergarten showcasing a different theme.
Three kindergartens were judged best dressed with the top prize going to Tadika Bintang Seri Cerah, whose pupils proudly walked past the crowd attired in traditional costumes like cheongsam, Minangkabau dress and Indian pavadai.
Mohamad Razi, who later presented prizes to the winning preschools, hoped that more patriotic-themed programmes would be held to instil awareness of the Merdeka spirit in children.
“I’d like to see more programmes like this in future.
“It’s nice to watch these kids – they are so into the Merdeka spirit, cheering and singing their hearts out.
“That’s the way it should be – our children should be proud of our country and how far we have come as a nation,” he said.
The programme ended with a performance by guest artiste Dafi, who entertained the crowd with the popular patriotic tune Tanggal 31.
Among the participating preschools were Tadika Rumah Si Kecil, Tadika Ria Karisma, Tadika D’ Ceria Indah, Tadika Minda Canggih, Tadika Cilik Cerdik, Tadika Tunas Dinamik, Tadika Bunya Raya Indah, Tadika Anakku Nur Iman, Tadika Bijak Syura, Tadika Kasih Murni and Tadika Si Johan – all winners of the 2007 and 2008 kindergarten excellence award.