By: Salmah Abdullah
Serdang, 7th Feb - The Media, Archives and Preservation Division (BMAP), Sultan Abdul Samad Library (PSAS), UPM has been working on the Songs of Great National Artist: Allahyarham Tan Sri P. Ramlee which lasted for one month.
The exhibition was held to support the National Language Decade (2020-2030) which was launched on 12 July 2018 by the former Minister of Education, Yang Berbahagiia Dr. Maszlee Malik.
This exhibition is also one of BMAP's alternatives in highlighting the creative works of national heritage.
Thus, it supports goal 4 (Quality Education) and goal 11 (Mobilize Sustainable Cities and Communities) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by UNESCO.
Goal 11 through target 11.4 aims to strengthen efforts to protect and preserve the world's cultural and natural heritage.
This exhibition displays the creative works of songs sung by the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee from 7 February - 7 March 2023 at Blok A, PSAS.
Biodata, 15 song lyrics, five (5) song lyrics reviews and a list of selected songs sung by P. Ramlee is on display.
Song lyrics in Braille format are also provided in this exhibition.
The collection of books in the PSAS collection related to P. Ramlee is on display and can be borrowed directly by interested users.
In addition, articles / chapters in books related to P. Ramlee are also exhibited.
Some of P. Ramlee's selected movies are played through DVD players and television throughout the library's opening hours.
Visitors to the exhibition can listen to some of P. Ramlee's selected songs through the DVD player on the radio provided.
Visitors can also test their mental dexterity in arranging P. Ramlee's picture puzzle.
Lucky visitors may be able to win cute prizes that are provided when they successfully arrange the puzzle within the specified period.
The exhibition was prepared by a Bachelor of Malay Literature student from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication (FBMK), UPM namely Mr. Muhamad Hafizuddin Bin Mohd Noor (202401) as one of the industrial training assignments at BMAP, PSAS.
Exhibition ideas and industrial training assignments are supervised by the Head of BMAP, Puan Salmah Abdullah.
The exhibition was also assisted by the Industrial Training Coordinator Mr. Azizan Arshad, Mrs. Wan Mustaqimah, Mr. Muhamad Marwan, Cik Suzaini Mohamad Kasim and several other BMAP staff.
P. Ramlee died on May 29, 1973 and his corpse was buried at the Islamic Cemetery Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
The year 2022 is the last year for the heirs of P. Ramlee to get royalties for his intellectual property, which is 50 years after the creator died.
Hopefully this exhibition can recall the nostalgia of the glory of our country's artist, the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee.
Date of Input: 20/02/2023 | Updated: 20/02/2023 | khairul_zul
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