Unwavering patriotism in the face of their disability


In high spirits: Trainees and staff members from St Nicholas School for the Blind marching along the streets while singing patriotic songs.

In high spirits: Trainees and staff members from St Nicholas School for the Blind marching along the streets while singing patriotic songs.

GEORGE TOWN: Despite being blind and visually impaired, some 20 trainees at St Nicholas’ Home Penang displayed a high spirit of patriotism when they marched down Jalan Bagan Jermal outside the home waving the Jalur Gemilang.

Led by staff members of the home, the group strolled down the street for about 1km in colourful national costumes, singing patrio­tic songs.

The annual affair, held for the fifth year, also saw various activities held at the home to celebrate National Day and the upcoming Malaysia Day.

Among them were a quiz, fashion show and dance performances, as well as a meal together with Pulau Tikus assemblyman Chris Lee Chun Kit and the home’s executive director Daniel Soon.