Putrajaya, 15th February 2015 – Malay Girls College (MGC), now known as Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) Old Girls Association organized a fun-filled, family event on Sunday, February 15th 2015 from 7am at Kompleks Sukan Air, Presinct 6, Putrajaya.
The Wife to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, a TKC alumni herself, graced the event as the patron of the TKC Walk-a-Run Carnival alongside the Youth and Sports Minister, Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin.
The carnival aims to raise RM 2,000,000 in stages for the benefit of athletic and sports development facilities in the newly relocated school in Bandar Enstek, Nilai. The first stage of the fundraising aim to raise RM 500,000 towards the #TKCfieldproject.
The Carnival’s main attraction is a 5km run or walk, with participants encouraged to be dressed to the nines! There are also other activities at the carnival site, including a Bouncy Castle for the children, and aerobics, zumba, poco-poco and insanity fitness for the adults.
YAB Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah danced the poco-poco alongside YB Khairy, she then cheered on from the sidelines while YB Khairy went one-on-one with Encik Mohd Farid Isham (nicknamed Cat) for the KJ Challenge, where Encik Cat beat YB Khairy 3-2 and won an iPad Air. All donations from the KJ Challenge go towards the #TKCfieldproject.
The VVIPs were accompanied by the MGC/TKC OGA committee throughout the event; Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rafiah Salim, President MGC/TKC OGA, Pn Mariam Tun Sulaiman, Deputy President MGC/TKC OGA, Datuk Hafsah Hashim, Vice President Agama & Education MGC/TKC OGA, and Datin Norhizan Ibrahim Vice President Social & Welfare MGC/TKC OGA. The Race Director for the MGC/TKC Walk-a-Run Carnival is Pn Nik Lini Hayati Nik Kazim (Pn Lini Kazim), who is also the current Best Malaysian Female Triathlete at Ironman Langkawi 2014.
From MGC in Bukit Damansara to TKC in Bukit Merbah and now the new school in Bandar Enstek, the college has been both a school and a home for many bright young ladies who then went forth to become prominent figures in various fields both locally and internationally. TKC prides itself in being excellent academically, there are also potential athletes among the girls that require proper athletic and sports facilities to train in and it is through this carnival that the MGC / TKC OGA hopes to raise adequate funds. The new school has yet to have a Sports Day since moving to Bandar Enstek in 2012. The MGC/TKC OGA hopes that this fundraiser will be a success to ensure a return of Sports Day to the TKC school grounds.
The main supporter for the event includes UEM with the co-organisers Perbadanan Putrajaya and MGC/TKC OGA. A full list of winners and sponsors are provided below:
Fastest Male (Open)
1. David Mutai
2. Paul Kimani
3. Edan Syah
1. Edan Syah
Fastest Female (Open)
1. Dorcas Jebotif Tarus
2. Loh Chooi Fern
Fastest Team (Open)
1. Pacemakers Malaysia
3. ACAC Team 1
Fastest TKC Girls
1. Alyssa Sofea Ahmad Zaharil (Form 3)
2. Nur Alyssa Nadia (Form 4)
3. Nur Fauzana Munawar (Form 4)
Best Costume (Individual)
1. Amelia Ang Peck Har (dressed as a Butterfly)
2. Abmin (dressed as an Egyptian)
3. Aleximon (dressed as a student)
Best Costume (Team)
Most “Likes” Received for Selfie
1. Elisakamarul (30 likes)
2. Mieraazhar (12 likes)
3. Merlin_mahajud (10 likes)
Most “Likes” Received for Wefie
1. Shaxu_8 #Merantau9600 (23 likes)
2. tcerfudgy #hotmama (9 likes)
3. nadihilafs #snowwhite&7dwarfs (8 likes)
Organized by: MGC/TKC OGA
Supported by: Perbadanan Putrajaya
The official Facebook account for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TKC-Walk-a-Run-Carnival/
The official website for the event is: http://tkccarnival.wix.com/tkcwalkaruncarnival
The official instagram account for the event is: @tkccarnival
Full set of photos taken by me can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.637174499744751.1073741937.215755491886656&type=1