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Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Celebration
Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The month of Syawal was welcomed and celebrated at St. George's School on Saturday 16 August 2014.

The celebration started with a 'Doa and Takbir Hari Raya Aidilfitri' recited by Ustaz Mohd Hafizzuddin bin Awg Masri, together with all male Muslim staff and secondary students.

In his welcoming speech, the principal, Mr Janidi Jingan spoke on the significance of the celebration, which is, a victory to the Muslims after a month of fasting. In his speech the principal also informed that the celebration is an annual event to foster closer ties amongst teachers, staff and students. This event also enabled the school community to have a deeper understanding of each other's religious beliefs, traditions and customs apart from allowing the practice of 'asking for forgiveness' and the strengthening of ties amongst the teachers, staff and students of the school.

It has always been the school's stance that any major festival or celebration of a particular ethnic group in the school be celebrated in the spirit of togetherness.

The occasion was graced by Mr Anthony Liew ,the Chairman of the School Board of Governors and spouse, other members of the School Board of Governors and invited guests from the Private Education Section, Ministry of Education and the Department of Islamic Studies, Ministry of Religious Affairs. Also in attendance were the Deputy Principal, Heads of Sections, teachers and students.

Students participated in the joyous occasion by donating a wide array of delicious festive food, cakes and drinks. Teachers and students, dressed in their finest Hari Raya costumes, took part in singing festive songs while enjoying their scrumptious meals. Apart from the traditional performances of Hari Raya songs and dances, prizes were given for the best dressed students and the best dressed teachers in traditional Hari Raya attire. The most creative Hari Raya card design competition held earlier for Secondary students saw a number of winners too. The Year 11 students performed a short musical drama and the Muslim staff and teachers ended the event with a song together. Every student present on this day had an opportunity to greet the invited guests, teachers and staff, and fellow students, with a Happy Hari Raya greeting as they made their way in a line-up to greet each other. With festive Raya songs in the air, the celebration gave everyone a chance to mingle with each other and enjoy the festivity in the spirit of Hari Raya.

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