| Azlan Othman |
THE survival of a nation and its developments, as well as a country’s ability to stand tall globally, are determined by youths, who are also future leaders, said the Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Hj Mohd Noor Jusmin bin Hj Abdul Samad, as chief guest at the closing ceremony of a youth camp organised yesterday by Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah.
The organisers’ commitment in shaping Islamic youths with true Bruneian Malay values was also lauded.
The country, added the acting permanent secretary, is also aware of the importance of human capital for nation-building, which is a genuine concern.
Students who acquire much know-ledge have high thinking capabilities and make better decisions, said Hj Mohd Noor Jusmin.
Over 100 youths took part in the four-day camp, comprising Syababurroja youths of Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah as well as secondary and tertiary level students.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chairperson, Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Hj Metassan bin Hj Murat, said that the camp aimed to educate youths with Islamic values as well as to instil in them hope, to encourage beneficial activities, to ultimately attain the Vision 2035 (Wawasan 2035) and to better face challenges in the era of globalisation.
The camp’s activities included a forum on life and sharing session handled by the Counselling and Supervisory Division of the Prisons Department, a cleaning campaign at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, prayer congregations, motivational and dawn talks, Zikir and the Explorace.
The ceremony ended with a presentation of awards and certificates to the deserving participants.