The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) through the Community Development Department (JAPEM) held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony, mass Fardhu Maghrib and Isyak prayers, as well as recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil at the Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque to mark World Senior Citizen’s Day.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin attended.
Acting Permanent Secretary (Strategy Management and Policy) at the MCYS Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) at the MCYS Saidah binti Haji Wahid also attended.
The ceremony was to acknowledge the contributions made by senior citizens and to increase taqwa to Allah the Almighty.
Mosque Officer Haji Cameraman bin Haji Jakar led the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil, while Ustaz Haji Anwari bin Haji Rawee from the Islamic Da’wah Centre delivered a religious lecture titled Syukur Dengan Nikmat Allah (Nikmat Usia).
About 250 people comprising MCYS officials, members of Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PKWE), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as penghulus and village heads attended the event.