National Youth Day celebration starts today in Melaka

Exciting events: Khairul Adri showing some of the activities that will be held during the National Youth Day celebration at Dataran Pahlawan. — Bernama

MELAKA: Various activities are being held at this year’s National Youth Day (HBN) three-day celebration at Dataran Pahlawan here, which begins today.

State Youth and Sports Department director Khairul Adri Rosli said the celebration, themed “Yakin Boleh”, features 72 activities via 10 lifestyle segments and is scheduled to be opened by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tomorrow.

At the event, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to present the National Youth Premier Award (APBN) for the categories “Tokoh Belia Lelaki” (Male youth figure award), “Tokoh Belia Wanita” (Female youth figure award) and the Best Youth Organisation.

“The presentation of the APBN is the highlight of the HBN 2024 celebration to recognise and appreciate the contributions and role of youth in the national development agenda,” said Khairul Adri.

He added that Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh and Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil were also scheduled to be at the event.

Khairul Adri said the 10 lifestyle segments under the Rakan Muda brand are Rakan Aktif, Rakan Litar, Rakan Digital, Rakan Ekspresi, Rakan Demokrasi, Rakan Prihatin, Rakan Mahir, Rakan Niaga, Rakan Bum and Rakan Muzik.

“Each segment provides a different platform for youth of various races in the country. Rakan Aktif is a platform for physical activity to produce an active and fit society,” he told Bernama.

The Rakan Digital segment, he said, is a platform for digital technology, social media and digital channels to highlight youths’ creativity and innovation, as well as to educate them to be responsible consumers.

He said the three-day celebration would also provide opportunities for youth to do business.

There will also be cooking demonstrations, sports activities, games and exhibitions involving various agencies, he said, adding that the strategic partner for the organisation of HBN 2024 is the Malaysian Youth Council, which is working with more than 40 youth organisations in the country to ensure the success of the event.

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