Hari Seniman (Artist Day) celebration appreciates the contribution of P. Ramlee, National Artist

Hari Seniman (Artist Day) celebration appreciates the contribution of P. Ramlee, National Artist

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Artists’ Day which is celebrated today in conjunction with the birth date of the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee not only aims to commemorate the services and contributions of the country’s great artists, but also is one of the platforms to strengthen the role of arts and culture.

In PERAK, the celebration was held at the Auditorium of the National Department of Culture and Arts in Ipoh and was attended by the Chairman of the State Housing, Local Government and Tourism Committee, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi.

Also present were the Deputy Secretary of the Division, Cultural Policy Division, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Munawati Yaacob and the Assistant Director of the Perak Information Department. Hasan Ashaari Abu Bakar.

Nolee Ashilin said, the celebration can create a society that has an identity and appreciates the country’s cultural arts regardless of race, especially to the level of unification of the Malaysian Family.

“Today’s program is very significant, we celebrate local art activists who are seen as artists in their respective fields,” he said at a press conference after officiating the celebration.

In PAHANG, the celebration was held at the Darul Makmur Auditorium of the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Kuantan Broadcasting Complex, in Kuantan with the attendance of members of the Pahang Art Workers Association, Pahang Martial Arts Council, Anak Kayan, Gemala Sari Indigenous Music Group and Pahang Cekak Martial Arts Association.

Chairman of the Pahang Science, Technology, Innovation, Communication and Multimedia Committee, Datuk Mohammad Fakhruddin Mohd Ariff in his inaugural speech said, artists play a role in shaping the personality of society, especially in today’s challenging world.

In MELAKA, the small-scale celebration is very meaningful especially for actress Wan Maimunah Wan Abdul Aziz, Peranakan cultural activist Baba and Nyonya, Tan Chai Eng and Peranakan Chetti Cultural Activist, ST Rajah Jan, for receiving donations from Exco Perpaduan, Penerangan, State Labor and Consumer Affairs, Ngwe Hee Sem.

Apart from that, the Ziarah Kasih Program to the house of actor Roslan Salleh was also conducted to appreciate his contribution to the country’s art industry.

Earlier in his speech, Ngwe said the appreciation given to the veterans was aimed at appreciating their contribution in the effort to elevate the arts and culture in Melaka, whether on the acting or theater stage.

“With the involvement of young people, it is hoped that it can further enhance the country’s art industry,” he said when addressing the Artists’ Day celebration.

source – BERNAMA


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