Hundreds gather for Fun Run in capital

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Hundreds gathered at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien in the capital yesterday to participate in the Larian Bandar 2019, organised by the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department in conjunction with the 49th anniversary of the name change from Bandar Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Minister of Home Affairs and guest of honour Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong officiated the event.

After a warm-up session, the minister sounded the horn marking the start of the run, which was split into two categories: 3km Fun Run and 10km Run.

Following the run, the event continued with the presentation of donations to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) by the minister to Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development and Acting Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak.

Prizes were awarded to winners of the 10km Run: Haziq bin Hermanti (male category) and Bazilah (female category).

Permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), as well as senior officers and staff from the MoHA and its departments also attended.

ABOVE & BELOW; Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong presents a donation for the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) to Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development and Acting Managing Director of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak; and the minister in a group photo. PHOTOS: SIM YH