KULAI: Some 150 Johor Education Foundation College (KYPJ) students showcased their patriotism and talents by producing a 150 metre-long doodle art themed Sayangi Malaysia.
KYPJ chief executive officer Abdul Rashid Rahman said the artwork by diploma students of interior design and architecture courses took two weeks to complete.
He said it was inspired by the country’s prosperity and successes achieved in the past 61 years.
“The students involved in the making of the ‘doodle art’ were given the free hand to express their feelings and observation of the the country’s achievement translated in their drawings,” he said in his speech at the college’s Merdeka celebration held at its main hall at Jalan Kulai-Kota Tinggi today.
Abdul Rashid said the programme was aimed at instilling patriotism and civic-mindedness among the students.
“Such event would hopefully nurture one’s love for the country, especially the youths, apart from instilling appreciation towards the country’s independence,” he said.
Meanwhile, Merdeka Doodle Graffiti project assistant supervisor Mohd Rizal Ezwan Abdul Rani said the production of the artwork was part of the college’s preparation in having its achievement listed in Malaysia Book of Record (MBOR).
He said the college was proud to present the painting of six former prime ministers produced by two siblings who were the architecture course former best students.
The doodle art was later presented to Senggarang assemblyman Khairuddin Abdul Rahim.
Various activities were also held including Merdeka parade, singing and busking performances.
The college’s School of Hospitality and Tourism students performed dikir barat and presented Merdeka ice sculpture at the event.