Maulidur Rasul 2010
State Level Maulidur Rasul 2010 in Sri Aman
The State Level Maulidur Rasul celebration this year was hosted by Sri Aman. The event was made grand with the presence of Sarawak's Governor, Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Mohammad Salahuddin witha Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hajah Norkiah, the Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang, State Secretary YB Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Assistant Ministers YB Datuk Haji Daud Abdul Rahman, YB Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, ADUN Lingga, YB Dr. Abang Adbdul Rauf, YB Member of Parliament for Sri Aman Tuan Masir Kujat and YB Member for Lingga, Hajah Simoi Haji Peri and various heads of departments. The procession was made up of about 5000 participants made up of about 120 contigents. In the spirit of 1Malaysia, several non Muslim organisations took part in the procession. Below are some of the images of the procession on that day for viewing.
Red carpet welcome: Arrival of the Sarawak Governor and his wife greeted by VIPs
VIP Section on the stage
YAB Chief Minister delivers his Maulidur Rasul 2010 speech
About 120 contigents from Kuching, Samarahn, Betong and Sarikei Division gathered at the KPSU old sports field Sri Aman as early as 6:30 am in the morning
The 4.5 km walk around Sri Aman Town started off from the KPSU old field, officiated by the Sarawak Governor
1Malaysia spirit saw the Iban Community leaders participating in the procession also
The Chinese Community of Sri Aman from various associations also took part in the procession ~ here we see Cr. Jimmy Chong with the contigent from the Soon Heng Society
True Blue: My former Department from the State Planning Unit Sarawak. I could not recognise of the new faces there now and I only left the Department two years only.
Resident Office of Sri Aman contigent
Striking yellow from the Public Works Department of Sri Aman
The Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) with their corporate colours
Ministry of Industrial Development - maybe due to space the spelling of Kementerian becomes "Kemterian" on the signage?
The school children also did not wish to miss out of this event
The multi colour costumes of Sri Aman during the procession
My Unimate Cikgu Freddy in purple leads SMK Simanggang in this procession
The VIP stage at Check Point 1 at the batang Lupar Riverine Park where the Sarawak Governor and several VIPs stopped to watch the procession pass by
The Chief Minister proceeded on to walk the 4.5 km with the other VIPs as he is shown around by our two Sri Aman Yang Berhormats YB Datuk Francis Harden and YB Hajah Simoi Peri
Familiar faces from State Implementation and Monitoring Unit and the State Planning Unit
Hornbill Skyway helicopter hovers above the contigents that are making way into the Stadium
The Sri Aman Resident Office Contigent
Finally the end of the procession, a photo pose (with the last two Departments I worked with) Puan Noriah Ahmad the Deputy Director of the State Planning Unit and Encik Udin Bujang the Private Secretary to the State Secretary.
At the end of it all we enjoyed ourselves. For me I loved meeting friends whom I had worked with as most of the contigents are made up of those from Kuching and also Wisma Bapa Malaysia. Salam Maulidur Rasul and Salam 1Malaysia! Now I need to get some lotion for my sunburn.