SULTAN NAZRIN SHAH GRACES PERAK CNY CELEBRATION

ROZAINAH ABDUL RAHIM

IPOH, Feb 6 (Bernama) --The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah today attended the state-level 2020 Chinese New Year celebration held at Botani Eco Park 1 near here.

Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja Muda Perak, Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa; Raja Puan Besar Perak, Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris Shah; Raja Di Hilir Perak, Raja Iskandar Dzulkarnain Sultan Idris Shah and Raja Puan Muda Perak, Tunku Soraya Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah were also at the event.

Also present were Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and his wife  Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohamed Radzi, state executive councillors, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy.

As part of the celebration, Sultan Nazrin was entertained to a special dance and multiracial drum performance, lion and dragon dance show and joined a yee sang tossing ceremony before distributing ‘ang pows’ to children from orphanages.

Over 10,000 people from various communities thronged the recreational park from 6pm to 10pm to join in the celebration.

Meanwhile State Tourism, Arts and Culture committee chairman Tan Kar Hing in his speech said the celebration was themed 'Sama-Sama Kongsi' to get people of the various communities to unite, irrespective of race and religion.

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