Program Galakan Membaca 2010, themed, “Bangsa Berilmu Teras 1Malaysia” was successfully organised by Perdana Leadership Foundation and National Library of Malaysia on 2nd October 2010. The programme’s objective was to encourage the students to search and access the information using all relevant sources available in the Perdana Library. The Opening Ceremony started with a welcoming address by the Foundation’s General Manager, Puan Zarina Abu Bakar who welcomed 80 students and 8 teachers from Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban to the programme.
The students were then divided into 2 groups; 40 students from Form 1 & 2 and in another group, 40 students from Form 4 & 5. All were facilitated by the staff of National Library of Malaysia and Perdana Leadership Foundation and were given topics, “13 Mei 1969 & Darurat, Wawasan 2020, Penubuhan Malaysia & Pemisahan Singapura daripada Malaysia, and Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB)” for their research. All of the students were taught research skills, including how to access online materials at the Perdana Library.
The afternoon session started with group presentations by the students. Each group demonstrated their strengths, talents, efforts and their own creativity during their presentations. Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafar Ismail, AmBank Group Resident Fellow for Perdana Leadership Foundation, Pn. Beghum Ulfhat Shehnaaz Amir Razli of the National Library and Pn. Suzalin Zaini Sooria representing Tunku Kurshiah College adjudicated the students’ presentations.
The programme ended with the closing address by YBhg. Dato’ Raslin b. Abu Bakar, Director-General of the National Library of Malaysia and was followed by certificates and gifts presentations for the winners of the Contest, participants and teachers. The prize for best presenter went to Ms. Noor Anisah Sulaiman who was selected from the eight presenters.