Sinar Bestari launches the largest education festival in Selangor

03 Aug 2023 05:23pm
Sinar Bestari Education Carnival was launched today at Dewan Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Shah Alam - FILE PIX
Sinar Bestari Education Carnival was launched today at Dewan Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Shah Alam - FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - The biggest education festival in Selangor, Sinar Bestari Education Carnival was launched today at Dewan Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Shah Alam.

In a welcoming speech, Sinar Karangkraf Chief Executive Officer, Farah Hussamuddin expressed her gratitude to all those involved in realizing this carnival to fruition.

"We hold a large responsibility to shape the generation that will inherit our country in the future,"

The carnival, she said, is a push in the right direction to initiate the prioritization of education for the benefit of our children.

"I hope that every headmaster and parents-teacher association (PTA) in schools nearby would convince parents and their children to attend this carnival in order to ensure that no child is left behind from experiencing this event," she said

Meanwhile, Selangor Education Department Director, Dr.Jafri bin Abu who attended the event expressed his hope that the collaboration between the department and Sinar Karangkraf, will help to empower the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013 - 2025, which aims to elevate the standard of education to achieve international levels.

"The new era of education centers around the smooth flow of information, media, and technology. Thus students need to be exposed to a more dynamic method of using technology," he added.

Jafri said he hoped carnival will be an excellent platform for educators and students alike to provide opportunities and exposure to students and teachers regarding out-of-classroom learning.

"This generation has outgrown conventional learning methods, thus educators and parents play an important role in ensuring that students use safe and trusted information in their learning process." he said

Sinar Bestari Education Carnival Director, Meen Tahrin stated that the three-day carnival will have multiple interesting activities for both students and their guardians.

"One of our most anticipated activities is a town hall session with the Education Minister, Fadhlina Sidek. This is an opportunity for students, teachers, and guardians to raise their inquiries and concerns directly to our Education Minister."

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The education carnival will also feature various exciting activities, including uniformed unit demonstrations from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) and Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), a digital skills and career exhibition involving 42 exhibitors across multiple industries such as Grup Buku Karangkraf, AirAsia Academy, Farm Fresh, National Planetarium, and Les' Copaque.

There will also be a Sinarplus food festival, a Karangkraf warehouse sale, a haunted house, a TV Pusat Sumber Sekolah talent audition, a mini zoo, and horse carriage rides available for the public attending the event to enjoy.

Sinar Daily editor, Tasnim Lokman explains that the news porta; will be holding a crossword puzzle competition for lower and upper-form high school students to test their knowledge on current national and political issues.

Sinar Daily will also be organizing the Sinar Daily press club where students can experience a day in the life of a media practitioner.

"Students will have the opportunity to choose among four positions, - journalist, content creator, broadcast journalist, and photographer for the day. They will be covering the ongoing carnival and their finished work and byline will be published on Sinar Daily's website for all to view in the future," she added.

Sinar Bestari Education Carnival will take place from Sept 8 to Sept 10 starting from 9 am to 7 pm at Dataran Karangkraf, Section 15, Shah Alam. It is free and open to all members of the public to participate.

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