Youth festival empowers the young in holistic way

Ti (centre) posing with cosplayers and organisers of the youth festival in Kuantan.

A youth festival at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) Pahang branch in Indera Mahkota, Kuantan in Pahang, drew thousands of visitors.

The event, organised in collaboration with the Young Malaysians Movement (YMM), saw a variety of activities including a youth empowerment conference, open esports tournament, cosplay party and open doubles badminton tournament.

Activities at the youth festival include an open doubles badminton tournament.Activities at the youth festival include an open doubles badminton tournament.

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker, who was present, was impressed by the ingenuity of the cosplayers in creating their costumes and the entrepreneurial spirit of the youths selling products at the event.

“Many young people nowadays are interested in activities like cosplay and esports. We need to understand what they are doing and not be too quick in passing judgment.

“We have to cultivate their interest in activities and build a positive and disciplined structure for them to thrive.

“The youths need the government’s involvement and guidance,” said Ti.

TAR UC Pahang branch head Tan Ying Yi said the main purpose of the youth festival was to boost youth empowerment as well as promote a balanced “work smart and play hard” lifestyle.

“This aim matches the motto of TAR UC which is ‘beyond education’, emphasising holistic development that enhances communication and leadership skills of youths,” he said.

Tan also said those interested in enrolling for courses in TAR UC could call 011-1082 5631 for more details.

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