By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
KUALA LANGAT, Dec 12 — The organising of the Junjungan Kasih Melestarikan Budaya Warisan programme will revitalise the cultural identity of Selangor, said state executive councillor for culture and heritage Borhan Aman Shah.
He said cultural activities such as these may attract the interest of society, particularly youths, and encourage them to further delve into it as well as preserve heritage.
“On the felicitous occassion of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor’s 76th birthday, we want to bring back the nostalgia of the Selangor Sultanate by organising the programme in the compound of Istana Bandar.
“A variety of events are being held, among which are the Selangor tanjak workshop and clothing using telepuk weaving, a traditional feature of the state. Similarly traditional foods like nasi ambeng are also featured,” Borhan said at the programme yesterday.
The Tanjung Sepat assemblyman added public reaction for Junjungan Kasih Melestarikan Budaya Warisan has been encouraging, with over 500 people attending the programme.
“This inaugural programme involves NGOs and cultural bodies such as the Selangor Malay Customs and Heritage Corporation (Padat)
“Its impact has been well-received, and there is a proposal to conduct the programme once every three months alongside complimentary programmes, with the aim of turning Kuala Langat into a cultural focal point for the community,” he said.
Junjungan Kasih Melestarikan Budaya Warisan began at 10am until 11pm at the compound of the Istana Bandar in Jugra.
Other features of the programme include the dendang anak kelanang raja sakti performance, and the sireh junjung warisan competition.