Selangor to hold mega youth carnival next month


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 24 Oct 2019

(Seated from left) Selangor Sports Council executive director Adi Faizal Ahmad Tarmizi, Khairuddin, Menteri Besar Incorporated representative Suhaimi Tahir, Butterfingers band member Khairil ‘Loque’ Ridzwan Anuar and SYR organisers at the press conference.

SELANGOR has announced a three-day mega carnival for youths at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam.

The state’s youth generation development, sports and human capital development committee chairman Mohd Khairuddin Othman said the carnival, known as “Selangor Youth Republic” (SYR), would be held from Nov 1 to 3.

“Among Selangor’s six million population, almost half of them are youths aged 15 to 40, ” said Khairuddin at a press conference.

“All youths are invited to join us, regardless of their backgrounds.

“There will be various activities such as sports, arts and music, youth entrepreneurship, fashion and cosmetics, a job fair, lifestyle and drug campaign awareness.“

Thirty employers have been invited to the job fair targeted to provide more than 1,000 jobs for the youths.

Talks and workshops will be held for the drug campaign awareness to tackle drug abuse issues.

Khairuddin said there would be concerts featuring more than 15 bands over the three days, including Butterfingers’ 20th anniversary concert on Nov 2.

“About 6,000 tickets have been sold so far for the Butterfingers concert and this is the only event that requires payment to cover the cost of using the stadium.

“All other sections are free of charge, ” he said.

He said they were expecting 50,000 to 100,000 visitors.

The carnival is a collaboration between government agencies, government-linked companies, non-governmental organisations, private companies and universities.

For details, visit Selangor Youth Republic’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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