Fun Walk 2016 sees good turnout

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MORE than 500 people gathered yesterday to participate in the Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) Fun Walk 2016 which took place in the capital.

The event kicked off with a warm-up exercise at the Royal Wharf at 6.45am. The participants then walked a distance of 2.2km around the capital and ended at the PGGMB building.

“Today’s (turnout) is very successful. Not only the members attended but also their husbands, their wives, their children and even their grandchildren came to this morning’s fun walk. It was very fantastic indeed,” said PGGMB President Hj Antin Ahad in an interview on the sidelines of the event.

According to a press statement, the fun walk was held in conjunction with PGGMB’s Family Day celebration 2016 and the Bandarku Ceria event.

The walk was one of several activities that have been organised by PGGMB since October 9 in celebration of the country’s 26th National Teachers Day. The closing ceremony for the month-long celebration will be held on November 27 at PGGMB School in Sungai Akar.

“Bandarku Ceria is a very good programme. In fact, the (participation) of so many people in our event shows that we fully support the initiative started by the government and this should be held every year,” said PGGMB President Hj Antin Ahad.

The statement said the fun walk aims to strengthen family ties among PGGMB members, support healthy life activities organized by government agencies such as Bandarku Ceria and also to signify PGGMB’s building as one of the landmarks in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

“(Through this fun walk), what we’re trying to share with the public is healthy living. It’s now becoming a culture in Brunei Darussalam for everybody to have some sort of activity, and today’s event shows how we (PGGMB members) as an organisation show solidarity and (prioritise) not only work but also having fun (together),” said Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Hj Junaidi Hj Abdul Rahman in a separate interview.

“It’s good for the family, ministries, companies and organisations to come together and enjoy the Sunday. We encourage everyone to join and enjoy,” he added.

After the walk, PGGMB also held a lucky draw and presented prizes to the lucky winners.

The event was open to all members of the association as well as teachers and students of PGGMB schools.

The Brunei Times