TAIPING, July 2 (Bernama) -- Some 4.13 million students from 9,980 primary and
secondary schools nationwide joined a simultaneous run this morning and set a
record for having the largest participation of school students in a run.
The run, held in conjunction with the launch of the "One Student, One Sport"
policy, was flagged off by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the
Dataran Perbandaran Taiping, here.
Apart from students, teachers and parents, also taking part in the run were
trainee teachers at 28 Malaysian Institutes of Teachers'' Education and students
of 15 Matriculation Colleges throughout the nation.
At the launch here, Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, flagged off 15,000
participants from 30 secondary and 20 primary schools around the district.
The nationwide run started at 7.45am, covering a distance of 1.5km. The run
here covered 1.85km and took place around Taiping Lake Garden.
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