Sarawak Youth Day targets 1,000 turnout on Nov 7

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah – Picture from Malay Mail

By Emma Victoria

MORE than 1,000 youths are expected to gather for the Sarawak Youth Day at Asajaya Sports Complex on Nov 7.

Sarawak’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said though the complex could accommodate about 2,500 people, current standard operating procedures (SOPs) only allows 50 percent of the venue capacity.

“Thus, we are targeting 1,000 people this year,” he said at a press conference yesterday according to the Borneo Post.

The celebration, he said, is to acknowledge and appreciate the youths’ contribution to the state’s development, from various levels and sectors, while further inspiring more young people.

It is expected to be officiated by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg.

The highlight of the event would be the Sarawak Youth Awards, which will be divided into two categories, namely, individual and youth associations.

The winner in the individual men and women categories, will bring home RM5,000 while the champion and first runner-up for the youth association category will receive RM10,000 and RM7,000 respectively.

Other activities planned are sports events like Skyrunner and Mini Tiny; and physical and health activities like amateur radio, outdoors exhibition (camping and mountain climbing), creative robotics, autoshow and mini drone. There will also be 20 booths set up for food and sales booth.

Karim said there will also be performances by youth artistes like Hafiz Suib and local youths, buskers, traditional dances, among others.