RBPF holds walkathon in Tutong
THE hazy weather condition in Tutong town did not deter participants’ spirit in completing the 3km walkathon organised by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) at the Tutong Sports Complex yesterday.
The walkathon, which saw more than 500 participants, was held to commemorate RBPF’s 95th anniversary whilst raising funds for the less fortunate.
Among those who took part in the walkathon were RBPF personnel from all the four districts, staff and officers from the Tutong District Office and Department of Youth and Sports in Tutong and the Tutong Neighbourhood Watch groups.
Present as guest of honour at the event was Police Commissioner Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Md Noor who told _The Brunei Times _that he was glad the event was a success despite the haze.
“Alhamdulilah, I am very happy with the turn out today, which shows encouraging support not just from the RBPF but also from the Tutong community,” he said.
He noted that those invited had brought their family members along, lauding the move as a great way to spend quality family time.
“On weekends like this, you can come with your family and take part in healthy activities together,” he said.
The event started at 7.30am with a zumba exercise by the ‘Keep It Simple’ team comprising police officers from Tutong district led by Corporal Md Fadillah Md Jaini.
Speaking to The Brunei Times, Corporal Noraziah Kunchil, head of the zumba group, said that one of their main objectives in organising zumba is to promote healthy living.
“We can see that people are willing to take part and they seem to have enjoyed themselves during the session... that’s all we want,” she said.
Participants of the event also expressed their enjoyment and the pursuit of healthy living among Brunei citizens that the event promotes, among other things.
Assistant Superintendant of Police (ASP) Hj Adanan Hj Jumat from the police headquarters expressed his delight especially regarding the zumba.
“Events such as this can raise awareness on the importance of healthy living, not only for the police force but the wider community, especially among children.”
The Brunei Times