THE festive mood was clearly in the air at SJK (C) Lick Hung as the pupils were seen wearing colourful clothes all over the school.
The high performance school was holding its annual Tionghoa Carnival in conjunction with the Lunar New Year celebration on a big scale.
It is celebrated to cultivate and further strengthen the Chinese culture among all the pupils regardless of their race.
Many activities were lined up including a lion dance troupe. It was a mesmerising performance as the “lions” leapt high to throw Mandarin oranges which symbolise luck, towards the pupils, teachers and special guests. The God of Prosperity was seen distributing oranges to pupils and guests too.
Throughout the day, there were various performances by the pupils including singing and traditional dances. There were also a Chinese riddles competition and calligraphy writing competition too.
Many dignitaries joined the carnival. These included the school’s board of directors’ chairman Datuk Lim Hong Thye, Subang Jaya state assemblyman Michelle Ng, Wong Chong Way who represented the Selangor education department director, DSP Tan Nam Seng, who is the crime prevention and community safety department head in the Subang Jaya police headquarters, Subang Jaya municipal councillor Ken Chia, school’s Parent-Teacher Association chairman Siow Siew Ling, school’s alumni chairman Ling Li Hoe, SK SS19 headmaster Peralan Navaratnam, Mohamad Sulong from the Masjid Abu Bakar As-Siddiq committee, former school board of directors chairman Phang Yuet Seng and former school headmistress Choo Soo Yin.
Around 2,000 pupils, parents and teachers as well as former teachers also attended the event this year.
The highlight of the celebration was the lighting of the fire crackers with permission from the police. Besides that, there were many booths with Chinese traditional food and cookies set up by the Parents’ Support Group for all to taste. The pupils also enjoyed playing games during the carnival.
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