Tutong kicks off Youth Open Day

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TUTONG youth yesterday gathered to participate in activities that promote entrepreneurship and volunteerism during the Youth Open Day.

Organised by the Tutong Youth and Sports Department of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the event was held in honour of the ninth National Youth Day celebrations this year.

Among the activities lined up for the two-day event include a bazaar, reptile show, bunny show, a classic car show, flying fox, sports tournaments, swimming demonstrations, colouring and loom band contests, as well as a blood donation drive.

Acting Director of Youth and Sports Hj Rosmadee Hj Md Daud hoped the activities would be useful, particularly for the youth.

“They would be able to obtain a wide range of knowledge and skills, while taking up values that are based on ethics, culture and Islamic teachings, so that they would become more comprehensive in developing themselves, being responsible towards their families and community, and respectful towards the nation,” Hj Rosmadee said.

The acting director also hoped the Youth Open Day event would encourage more youngsters to be involved in various activities such as entrepreneurship, religion, self-development and culture.

“Youth are assets and pillars of a country’s stability and progress – youth participation and contribution towards nation-building is critical in ensuring Brunei remains eternally peaceful and continuously successful,” he said.

Hj Rosmadee also urged youth to be bold enough to come forward with enthusiasm and self-confidence to take on the challenge of realising the nation’s goal of being a Zikir Nation and the Vision 2035, while embracing the Malay Muslim Monarchy (MIB) concept at the same time.

As part of the opening ceremony, a youth forum was held. The forum panellists consisted of Assistant Director of the Ministry of Education’s Career and Counselling Section Ali Yusri Hj Ghafor; Religious Development Officer at Islamic Da’wah Centre Ustaz Isham Ismail; and Senior Entrepreneurship Assistant at LiveWIRE Brunei Mohammad Hasbullah Bobby Hj Hassan.

Also in attendance yesterday were Head of Youth and Sports in Tutong Kamil Lamat, other government officers, primary and secondary students of schools in Tutong, teachers and parents.

Among the aims of the event were to provide a platform for youth to express themselves in terms of entrepreneurship and volunteerism, among other activities, as well as to raise public awareness about the potential competitiveness of youth in various aspects.

The Brunei Times