‘Peace starts with me’: Brunei Scouts
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TWO HUNDRED scout members vowed to uphold peace yesterday at a celebration to mark the International Day of Peace which was held at the Brunei Darussalam Scout Association (BDSA) headquarters in Jalan Gadong.
BDSA said that the scout members present voiced out the phrase “peace starts with me” using dialects found from the different districts in Brunei.
In observing the International Day of Peace, BDSA took a religious approach and started with a mass Sunat Hajat prayer and recitation of the Surah Yassin, at the prayer hall of the headquarters.
The statement said that the prayers were held not only to seek peace and harmony in the country, but also to ease the students that are about to sit for their public examinations.
Afterwards, the scout members involved in the observance registered themselves online at the conference room of the headquarters.
Present to launch the celebrations yesterday was Abd Manan Hj Abd Latip, BDSA’s International Commissioner.
Attending the celebrations yesterday were the Scout Commissioner, District Scout Commissioner, Scout Leaders, Cub Scouts, Junior Scouts, Venture Scouts, Rover Scouts, Sea Scouts and Air Scouts from all over the country.
BDSA said that they are observing the International Day of Peace to raise awareness among the public, especially teenagers, on the importance of leading a peaceful and harmonious life in a country.
The International Day of Peace has been observed since 1981 and is celebrated annually on the third week of September.
It is organised by the United Nations with the theme this year “The Right of People To Peace” and is supported by the World Organisation of Scout Movement.
The Brunei Times