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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Feb 7: Six events have been planned to be held this year in conjunction with the State-level Women’s Day celebration with the theme ‘Ekspresi Tinta Wanita’, said Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.
“This year, Miri City has been chosen as the host for the celebration to be held on March 8,” she said in a press conference today.
The programme will kick off with the rehearsal of a launching ceremony for a book entitled ‘Sarawak Women in Scholarly Writing’ on February 20 at the State Legislative Assembly Building (DUN), followed by a sharing session on February 21 at the same venue. The book is scheduled to be launched on February 21.
On March 5 and 6, there will be a women’s career carnival at Bintang Megamall Miri.
The full rehearsal for the State-level Women’s Day celebration will be held on March 6 to 7 at Pullman Hotel Miri.
“The launching of the Women’s Day celebration would be done by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and wife, Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang at 9am at Pullman Hotel Miri.
Some 350 guests are expected to attend the event, and 42 districts throughout Sarawak will be joining the event via livestream.
The event will also be broadcast live via TVS and the official Facebook and YouTube channels of the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (UKAS).
This year, six women will be awarded for their achievements and contributions in the following categories: Datuk Patinggi Laila Taib Award, Chief Minister Women Leadership Award, Chief Minister’s Women Entrepreneur Award, Chief Minister’s Women Social Workers Award, Chief Minister’s Award for Special Digital Achievement), and Outstanding NGO (non-governmental organisation) Award.
Also present during the press conference was Assistant Minister for Women, Childhood, and Community Wellbeing Development Datuk Rosey Yunus. — DayakDaily