Joint CNY fest for Tamil, Chinese schools


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Feb 2020

Compiled by GAN XIAO TIAN, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THIRTY pupils from SJK (T) Permatang Tinggi in Simpang Ampat, Penang, joined their Chinese school counterparts for a Lunar New Year celebration, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The Tamil school with about 700 pupils is located within the same compound as SJK (C) Permatang Tinggi, which has over 1,000 students.

The Tamil school’s pupils, teachers and headmistress Tamil Selvi participated in the celebrations at the Chinese school. They also performed traditional Indian dances at the event.Tamil Selvi said her pupils and teachers were delighted to be part of one of the most important celebrations in the Chinese culture and hoped to have more such celebrations to foster unity and understanding among the communities.

> Amid the coronavirus outbreak, a video of a group of Indian evacuees in Haryana, India, dancing to popular movie songs has gone viral in the country, Makkal Osai reported.

Said to be students, the young men had been evacuated from Wuhan and its nearby cities and were quarantined in an Indian Army medical camp in Manesar.

Despite not being allowed to meet their families, their spirits were not dampened as they danced and sang along to movie tracks.

Over 600 Indian citizens have been evacuated from China in chartered planes and placed in quarantine.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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