TO mark Han Chiang’s 100th anniversary, over 400 people attended a celebration at the Han Chiang Primary School hall in Jalan Lim Lean Teng, Penang.
The event was attended by students of Han Chiang Primary School, Han Chiang High School and Han Chiang University College of Communication.
During the celebration, students from the three institutions participated in dance performances, poem recitals, a video showcase and an orchestral music show.
Han Chiang Primary School headmistress Lee Hong Choo said the special day was one of the closing celebrations for their year-long celebrations, which started in November last year.
“It has been 100 years of hard work, commitment, hardships and journey for Han Chiang.
“In future, we hope that we can continue producing students with various skills and talents, as we look towards another 100 years of legacy.
“I trust that we will be able to do better as the schools pave the journey towards the future, ” she said.
Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association (PHCACSA) board of directors chairman Datuk Seri Ooi Soo Hing said at present, the students were lucky to have a conducive environment with nice facilities and halls.
“In the past, this hall on this floor we are in right now did not exist as it was not built yet.
“Everything that we are enjoying now, we have to thank our predecessors for them, ” he said in his speech at the school hall on Thursday.
State women, family development and gender inclusiveness committee chairman Chong Eng said Han Chiang had formed a complete education institution from elementary school, middle school to university college.
“The school has crafted a high-quality school policy and a good education system, with talents and alumni all over the world now.
“Today, Han Chiang is also the cradle of Chinese media workers, having nurtured countless numbers of media talents.
“The Han Chiang group took their schools one step at a time and now, it has reached a 100-year legacy and I believe this is definitely not the end.
“We are looking forward to seeing Han Chiang stepping forward and continuing for another 100 years, ” she added.