27 December 2009
Taking silat to the people
A new campaign launched recently plans to bring silat o the masses, especially youths.
Organised by the Persatuan Silat Cekak Hanafi, the Jom Silat campaign is a seven-year programme aimed at educating the public about the martial art form.
Officiated by Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah last week, the campaign will culminate in a mass silat demonstration involving 50,000 participants in 2015.
“Aside from being an art of self-defence, Silat also helps to instill the values of disicpline and teamwork among our university students,” said Saifuddin, adding that the campaign will give the martial art form more prominence.
Written by PRIYA KULASAGARAN
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