Hari Kanak-Kanak Kebangsaan at Dewan Belalong

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

On the 20th of January 2011, the Community Development Department (Japem) held National Children’s Day celebration in Temburong with some 600 children, including children with special needs from Pusat Bahagia Child Development Centre in the district.

Acting Director of Japem Hjh Misnah Hj Bolhasan, who is also the event’s chairperson, speaking about the theme of this year’sNational Children’s Day; “The Rights to Play”said that it was the rights of children to participate in recreational and cultural activities which were age-appropriate.

he guest of honour at the event was Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Paduka Hj Hazair Hj Abdullah who joined officers from Japem and the ministry in an aerobics session with the children.

He also handed over goodie bags to all the children present, assisted by Japem and the ministry officers as well as representatives from the Baiduri Bank.

The minister also presented certificates of appreciation to the sponsors of the event.

The children were entertained to an array of fun, educational gamessuch as the “Amazing Kids Race” where they were put in groups and had to solve problems together by discussing and working as a team.

 

Text courtesy of Brunei Times

Photos by Cikgu Ahmad Waridi

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