PUBLIC FACILITIES: Ex-teacher always left field in better condition
I REFER to the letters "No longer a sight to behold" and "Restore Esplanade to original state" (NST, April 4).
Wan Mohamad Salih and A.M. Razak , both from Taiping, lamented the deplorable state of the Taiping Esplanade after the NCER Open Day event and Visit Perak Year 2012 celebration were held recently.
The photo sent by Razak, and which was published, showed the damage to the field clearly.
I am sure other Taipingites would be grumbling, too.
My late parents and grandparents were from Taiping. My heart goes out to the good folk of Taiping. The love for their hometown knows no bounds.
This reminds me of my former headmaster, Mr Chong. He'd draw up a list of committees for each function we held. And a clean-up team was one of the committees formed.
So much so that when we had to borrow the field of a premier school nearby for our sports day one year, the headmaster of that school thanked Mr Chong for returning the field in a better condition than it was.
He also said he had no second thoughts about lending the field to us again. We should learn from Mr Chong's example.