Arts And Cultural Programmes To Promote, Preserve Ethnic Community Uniqueness

Bernama |
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 13 (Bernama) --Arts and cultural programmes will not only serve to promote the uniqueness of ethnic communities but also help the younger generation to identify and understand their origins.

To this end, Datuk Baharul Sawi who is political secretary to the Communications and Multimedia Minister said more of such programmes should be organised particularly in major cities to attract tourists and enlighten them on the various ethnic groups that thrive in the country.

"In the past, it was the norm for ethnic communities to produce their own clothing and tools stamped with the characteristics of their respective cultures, for daily use.

"It's good that many of them are now reviving this, and which should be displayed for the public to appreciate," he said while launching a Bajau Ethnic Beauty Contest here today.

He also said the younger generation would be more sensitive in preserving their respective cultures against disappearing into limbo with time.....
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