| Syafiq Affendy |
MAKTAB Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah (MDPMAMB) held its annual Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) Appreciation Day yesterday at the college’s auditorium, celebrating the CCA clubs in MDPMAMB and awarding students for their achievements throughout the year in their extra-curricular activities.
The guest of honour was Haji Rosmadee bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Acting Director of Youth and Sports Department at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Also present was the Principal of MDPMAMB, Marina Chek binti Bujang, as well as teachers, staff members and students.
The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem and college song followed by the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa.
A welcoming speech was delivered during the event by Dk Nor Hassimah binti Pg Daud, MDPMAMB’s Senior Mistress of Co-Curriculum, who explained that the ceremony will also inspire other students to improve in their performance, not only in the extra-curricular field but also in the field of academics.
“The participation of students in co-curricular activities acts as a booster to the school curriculum that can provide a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as enhance mental development, interests, talents and physical, spiritual and moral values for a student,” said the senior mistress.
She added that MDPMAMB student representatives have participated in a total of about 30 competitions conducted by the Department of Co-Curriculum Education at the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Language and Literature Bureau, Higher Education Institutions and many others, where 28 have been won by MDPMAMB.
Out of the 28 competitions won, the college championed in nine of them.
In his speech, the guest of honour said that the purpose of the event is to acknowledge and show appreciation to CCA clubs who are active and successful in academic and co-curricular activities throughout the year.
In addition, it serves as an encouragement to other students to improve in their skills and abilities in both academic and co-curricular fields.
Haji Rosmadee also emphasised on the importance of developing well-rounded individuals who will contribute positively to society.
He also applauded the college’s role in encouraging voluntary work and community service among its students, highlighting one of the college’s programmes such as the Early Childhood Classroom, better known as ‘Program Bakti Pelajar’.
He stressed on the benefits of voluntary work and community service as it raises the spirit of cooperation, understanding, compassion and respect within the community.
Invited guests and audiences at the event were later entertained by a variety of performances showcased by the college’s CCA clubs, followed by the presentation of the Maktab Duli
Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah Co-Curriculum Excellence Award 2014 certificates to 27 of the college’s CCA clubs.
The ceremony ended with a visit to the numerous booths organised by various CCA clubs showcasing their activities and achievements throughout the year.