KUALA PERLIS: Perlis achieved a new national record yesterday when it successfully organised a colouring contest participated by the largest number of pre-school children.
The record was achieved when more than 2,000 pre-school children took part in the contest organised by the state sports council and co-ordinated by the state Education Department, state Kemas and state National Unity Department. It was held at SK Kuala Perlis and SRJK (C) Choong Siew.
Malaysia Book of Records officer Sujatha Nair confirmed the record, adding that she would come to Perlis today to ratify the feat.
Nair said that Perlis also achieved two other national records – serving laksa to the largest number of people and organising the largest community clean-up.
All three events were organised in conjunction with the launching of the Visit Perlis Years 2003-2005 here today.
The state Education Department declared yesterday a holiday for the two schools to accommodate the pre-schoolers taking part in the contest.
The children came from 203 government pre-schools throughout the state.
The organisers have also lined up an event where 260 secondary students would sketch portraits of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the venue today.
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