Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin of Selangor was greeted by loud cheers and non-stop applause when she arrived for ‘The Pinky Run’ at Stadium Kota Raja in Klang, yesterday morning.
The 5km and 8km Pinky Run was in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Klang Municipal Council’s Car-Free Day.
Dressed in a pink lilac head scarf, pink-and-white T-shirt, black pants, a white track top tied around her waist, and white shoes, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin was cheered by more than 1,000 participants as she made her way to the starting rostrum, with many runners taking the opportunity to take selfies with the Selangor ruler’s wife at the starting line.
On hand to greet Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin were Klang Municipal Council’s president Noraini Roslan, and state Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship executive councillor, Najwan Halimi.
After flagging off the 5km and 8km races, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin took part in the 3km fun run. She then visited the exhibition tents, where she was once again, the centre of attention, with many taking the opportunity to speak to her.
Among the exhibitors at the venue were the National Population and Family Development Board, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia, and Pantai Hospital.
When it was time to take a group photograph, the participants rushed to pose in front of Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, who enjoys being close to the people. She even made heart-shaped gestures with her fingers to her adoring fans.
Meanwhile, Noraini said the Klang Car-Free Day initiative – held every third Sunday of the month, and launched on June 19, 2022 – was the council’s way of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
She added that the Car-Free Day initiative was to reduce carbon monoxide gas emissions. Another benefit was seeing Klang residents, regardless of religion, ethnicity, and age, enjoying each other’s company.