Students unveil 60m flag creation


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Aug 2003

BY JOANNE LIM

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a historic day for 640 students and teachers of SMK La Salle Brickfields, who stood proud with their own 60m-long version of the Jalur Gemilang, launched in conjunction with this year’s National Day. 

About 60 Forms Three, Four and Five students volunteered their time after school hours to paint the creation – a composite of multiple Malaysian flags and elements like the hibiscus and crescent moon – which was completed in four days.  

“The project is aimed at instilling the spirit of patriotism in our students as National Day draws closer. It is to remind them to be good citizens, responsible and disciplined,” said principal Jennifer Wong. 

SMK La Salle Brickfields students forming an 'M' for Merdeka with their flag, a composite of multi Jalur Gemilang and Malaysia elements. It took about 60n students four days of staying back after school to make the painted creation.

Students gathered at the school field at 9am yesterday waving flags from each state and displaying their unique Jalur Gemilang. 

Filled with pride, they sang the Negaraku, Jalur Gemilang, Keranamu Malaysia as well as 31 Ogos, which was made famous by the late Sudirman Arshad. 

The project was the brainchild of Wong, who had wanted to celebrate National Day on a larger scale at the school. 

“We want to promote racial integration and character building among students through their participation in the project,” she said.  

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