Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sibu to host this year’s state-level Gawai Dayak celebration

SIBU: Sibu will host this year’s state-level Gawai Dayak celebration with Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) coordinating.

A dinner would be held on May 26 at Kingwood Hotel here at 7pm, organising chairman Chambai Lindong said.

“Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, SDNU president Tan Sri William Mawan and his deputy Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi are expected to be present.

“The theme this year is ‘Segulai, Sejalai, Sepenemu’ (United, one direction, one vision),” Chambai said after chairing a meeting of the organising committee on Sunday.

He said the function was to be held in collaboration with Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak and Orang Ulu National Union.

Among the activities are presentation of incentives to Dayak students, ‘pua kumbu’ exhibition and the highlight of the event, the ‘Kumang’ (female) and ‘Keling’ (male) beauty contests.

“There is also a ‘Ngeradak Ai Pengayu’ (toast to the New Year for Dayak community) ceremony besides cultural and singing performances.