| Azlan Othman |
THE Best Overall Male in the National Service Programme (PKBN), Mohd Hafidz Putra bin Manjanai, 21, said his promise to his father who was sick during his time in PKBN, motivated him to give his best.
“Now, he is here (at the parade, joining the celebration) and I am very happy and thankful to have him witnessing me accepting the honour for best overall male trainee,” said Mohd Hafidz on the sidelines of the ceremony to present certificates to PKBN trainees who have completed their three-month training yesterday.
“It is unbelievable to be voted as the best overall male trainee. The challenges during the course helped develop a positive mindset as we looked to overcome the many obstacles. Although some may say the programme is tough and challenging, it is not the case. In fact, it changed us for the better and I urge more youth to enroll in this programme.”
Hailing from a family of eight, Mohd Hafidz Putra said he plans to pursue HND in Business Studies.
Meanwhile, winning the Best Overall Female award was Siti Mashaffifah binti Harun, 18, who said that she was delighted to receive such an award. “I was targeting the Best in Physical Exercise Award, but instead, I was nominated as the best trainee in overall for female, which is equally valuable to me.
“Spiritual programmes such as reciting Al-Quran guided me a lot as an individual. Participating in various extreme activities such as kayaking, jungle trekking and surviving in the jungle also honed my physical attributes,” she added.
She also shared that she plans to either become a volunteer in PKBN or continue to pursue her studies at Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology or Kemuda Institute.