Saturday, May 21, 2011

53rd MSSM Championship/ Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 53rd MSSM Championship was ...well to say it in one word..."AWESOME"...

...that would be a suitable word to describe the estimated 30,000 strong crowd seated on the stands that evening ..they almost filled the stadium (click on the photo below to enlarge)

...it was officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minster.....

..the stands were filled by all these young people...they were so wonderfully boisterous...

...what a lovely sight...everyone was doing something for the event


..even before the start they were performing the "wave" and cheering...

..then the Perak mascot the was on the track.......



...every state had its own mascot.....


..part of the Perak contingent.....

...all the contingents on the field... a lovely sight...

...wish the speakers had been turned down for the Negara-ku...it would have been better to have heard the raw youth voices singing the national anthem

...even this pair of Moths on the track descended to catch some of the action....
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...then the stadium lights were dimmed and these children carrying 1 Malaysia lanterns paraded onto the track......with the youth in the stands lighting up their own torches (i think that must have been it) giving the stadium a red glow... a nice aura....



...next came the torch bearers ...

...they were made up of "former Perak sports personalities"...Josephine Mary (from Tarcisian Convent) Samson Vellabooy (ASC Ipoh), Loo Kum Zee (SMJK Sam Tet), Fauziah Razak (SMJK Gunung Rapat) ....was told that ex-coach Tang Choo Mong (SMJK Jalan Pasir Puteh)was the one who led the team...


..."the 1 Malaysia Unity Light"......united as 1.

...the fireworks started when the flame was lighted up...


...a fabulous display....







...I Pledge........let the games begin.
it was a nice night.if you weren't there "YOU MISSED A GOOD THING"!!

....buses waiting for their passengers....hopefully it will be better organised on Tuesday for the closing ceremony.....

cheers!

kk

2 comments:

Manmathan said...

Hi Sir. How can I contact you? I would like to seek your permission to reproduce some of your photo's for a heritage exhibition/museum.

Manmathan said...

please email me at alexdx63@yahoo.com