Sibu celebrates Mother’s Day in big way
And what better way than to thank and honour them in a ‘big’ way as what SUPP Sibu branch did yesterday, showering them with carnation, appreciation cards and food vouchers.
For it was the day when some 15,000 mothers from all nooks and corners of Sibu town were given a real treat at Sibu Town Square Phase One for their contribution to their families and society at large.
The smell of carnation filled the air and the celebration mood engulfed the riverine town.
Mothers formed a long queue stretching from the centre of the main stage right to the tower facing a bank for the three-hour event, organised by SUPP Sibu branch.
By 11am, the crowd swelled to a mammoth size and vehicles moved bumper-to-bumper near Sanyan Road.
Temenggong Vincent Lau Lee Ming and Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman cum Lanang MP Datuk Tiong Thai King were on hand to show appreciation to the mothers.
“The event is very meaningful as it is our way of telling mothers that their immense sacrifice is appreciated. Being a mother is no walk in the park as it is more hectic than a full time job.
“Being also a homemaker in ensuring that the family institution is in order is indeed a huge sacrifice that mothers make,” Lau told reporters.
“We need to show our love and respect for our parents not just in words but also in action,” a vice chairman of the party Daniel Ngieng added.
Kapitan Datuk Janet Lau described women as great as they could accept praise or the lack of it.
“Women can accept it whether they are being praised or not. If we are praised for being great, we will not let it get into our heads. But, if we are not praised, we still go on. That’s the beauty of being women,” she noted.
Tiong hoped that the occasion would bring happiness to all mothers despite it being a short celebration.
“We just want mothers to have a great time and that their sacrifice and contribution to the society are highly appreciated,” he said.
Meanwhile, a mother of a seven-month-old toddler, Intan Nalen, was lost for words when interviewed yesterday.
“I really must thank the organiser for remembering the contribution and sacrifice of all mothers. We are so touched by their sincere gesture of expressing their gratitude publicly,” she giggled.
She added: “I have never seen so many people or mothers converging at one place to celebrate Mother’s Day. I hope this can become a yearly affair.”
For those present, they made use of the opportunity to foster closer bond and solidarity.
An employee of a private company Maureen Gamang said the occasion was an excellent platform for people to gather together and strengthen the spirit of goodwill.
Chieng Yew Ai, hugging her granddaughter Joline Lau when collecting her voucher, admitted she had never experienced anything like this before.
“In all honesty, I am truly thrilled and this is one Mother’s Day I will long remember,” she said.
Comnent : Why not next year 'Mother's day', we have a picnic/family gathering at Sibu Town Square ground, putting aside our difference of color, religious belief, races and political belief / One in 1Malaysia way.
Posted by 4th Man at 08:38