Programme helps children get to know India

The Malayali Association (MA) organised ‘Know Our India: The Grand Patriotic Event’ for children to get a closer look at India recently. Ninety participants attended the event at Plaza Sutera Biru Hotel in Kuala Belait.

The High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam and chief guest Ajaneesh Kumar highlighted the excellent work of the MA and the various services by the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam to support the Indian community here.

MA President Rajesh PC expressed gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Brunei Government for supporting MA to conduct such events in the country.

He also thanked the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam for supporting the Malayali community in Brunei Darussalam.

The two-hour event, conceived and presented by 19 children, touched on arts, heritage, science and technology, and sports of India.

Ajaneesh Kumar presented certificates to the participating children and prizes to the MA Pookkalamalsaram winners.

High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam Ajaneesh Kumar in a group photo. PHOTO: MALAYALI ASSOCIATION