BUTTERWORTH, Aug 27 -- The 50th Rukun Negara anniversary celebration roadshow organised by government agencies can help to enliven the patriotism spirit among the younger generation, said the Penang Public Library Corporation (PPAPP) deputy chairman Mustafa Kamal Ahmad.
He said libraries, for instance, now have a lot to offer, from a variety of reading materials to interactive reference on the country’s history, which could capture the younger people’s interest.
“Even though social media is taking over our lives, libraries have a lot more to offer. For example, there are art galleries, digital reading materials as well as rare and old sources of reference on our country’s history, which are indeed a priceless treasure for the young generation,” he told Bernama at the roadshow here, today.
At the event, Mustafa Kamal also received promotional materials from Bernama Penang Bureau chief Nur Adila Abdul Wahab.
He added that the PPAPP welcomed the efforts taken by Bernama and other departments under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry and National Unity Ministry to disseminate information on Rukun Negara principles and nationhood to the younger generation, as a way to cultivate the spirit of unity.
Many activities were also held during the roadshow, including a video show, pledge reading and distribution of promotional materials to selected libraries.
Penang is the sixth location for the roadshow which will make its next stop in Perlis tomorrow.
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