| Achong Tanjong |
THE Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRC) yesterday held its 5th National Level General Meeting at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium’s Lecture Theatre hall in Berakas. The event was launched by Haji Abdul Malik bin Haji Mohammad, Director of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The Director of Youth and Sports in his speech said that the Red Crescent Society was established following the resolution of the Medical Conference in Cannes, France, on May 5, 1918, and urged for more Red Crescent Societies to be formed worldwide. “I am confident the BDRC will continue its effort to achieve its objective and goals for the development of the nation,” he said.
In 2014, the Red Crescent Society made efforts to change its policy and mindset through various means, especially through organisational restructuring at the national, regional and international level.
The restructuring included the formation of the society’s National Executive Board to assist its national council in implementing its tasks and responsibilities in regards to its administration, policy and strategic plan at the national level.
Haji Abdul Malik noted that the BDRC was also active in youth engagement programmes in the community as well as in humanitarian works.
He lauded the BDRC’s involvement with Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department’s ‘Green Initiatives Project’, whereby Red Crescent Youth Cadets prepared flowers for planting at the Silver Jubilee Park.
Haji Abdul Malik hopes that such achievements will continue to inspire the BDRC to achieve its objective of becoming a successful organisation fully led by youth with vision, integrity and competitiveness.
The event was attended by BDRC’s top leadership from the four districts, as well as its Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Youth Volunteers.
The meeting also coincided with the hoisting of the national flag in conjunction with the upcoming National Day celebration by the Red Crescent Youth Cadet. Also present at the event was President of BDRC, Haji Julaini bin Haji Abdul Latip.