National Artists Day changed to March 22nd
PUTRAJAYA: National Artists’ Day which is celebrated on May 29 is changed to March 22 every year.
Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, the amendment has received approval from the Cabinet Memorandum.
“National Artists’ Day will be held every March 22 in conjunction with the date of birth of the late Tan Sri P Ramlee,” he said in a statement, on Wednesday.
According to him, the significant change in the date of the National Artists’ Day celebration is to commemorate the services and contributions of P Ramlee in the creative industry in the country.
“It is in addition to elevating the works of P Ramlee who not only succeeded in producing more figures and experts in the creative industry but also introduced Malaysia in the eyes of the world,” he said.
He said, apart from recognizing the excellence of creative industry activists involved in the arts, National Artists Day was also celebrated to increase public awareness and appreciation of the role of arts and culture in creating a Malaysian society that has a sense of identity and appreciation of national arts regardless of race, especially towards unification. Malaysian family.
“In conjunction with the National Artists Day, KKMM also intends to establish strategic cooperation with stakeholders in organizing the National Artists Day Launching Ceremony on March 22 to appreciate the contribution of the role of creative industry activists in the country, especially in developing the country through arts, creative and cultural activities. the government’s efforts to elevate the creative industry to a more excellent level, “he said.
The National Artists’ Day celebration began on 29 May 2008 based on the decision of the Cabinet on 24 October 2007 with the then Minister of Information being Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim.