| Izz Karim |
THE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through its Arts and Culture Section recently organised a cultural roadshow at the Times Square Shopping Mall in Berakas.
According to Shahminan bin Haji Mohd Yasin, Head Coach of Arts and Chairman of the Cultural Roadshow, the purpose of conducting the roadshows in all four districts was to provide exposure to culture and arts, and preserve the country’s natural heritage.
This programme was especially useful for those who had little knowledge on the local art and culture scene, and it was hoped that the roadshow could help instil a keen interest on Brunei’s natural heritage, especially amongst the younger generation.
Shahminan added that it is hoped the programme can inject a sense of enthusiasm amongst the youths to educate themselves more regarding the country’s traditions, and that they can practise, understand and appreciate this heritage in their daily lives.
He also said that it is hoped that the programme could help bring the National Cultural Policy’s vision into reality – that is to cultivate a culture-oriented generation of youths that holds traditional values, in pace with the development of the nation and the world in general.
The head of delegation of the roadshow, and also the Acting Assistant Director of Culture, Youth and Sports, Md Abdoh bin Haji Damit, invited the audience and attendees to view an exhibition that showcased the seven ethnic groups in Brunei, a courtesy exhibition, traditional musical instruments and how to play the gulintangan, as well as the game of gasing.
Some of the stage activities conducted during the roadshow included a Brunei traditional dance, silat shows, poetry presentations and a short sketch.
The cultural roadshow was also attended by head teachers, teachers, officers, parents, students as well as youths.