The children at the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei’s EDGE Centre in Kampong Mata-Mata yesterday showcased their musical talent during a visit by Indian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Alok Amitabh Dimri and YMRM Group of Companies members.
This was Alok Amitabh Dimri’s first visit to SMARTER Brunei Edge Centre, where he had the chance to mingle with the children.
SMARTER Brunei and the Indian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam have a strong, long-standing relationship. SMARTER Brunei said it was grateful for the support from the Indian High Commission over the past years and for India’s honouring of SMARTER Brunei’s late president and founder, Malai Haji Abdullah, who was bestowed the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2018.
A welcoming speech was delivered by 11-year-old Muhd Rafiq Irfan bin Mohd Affendy, while Wan Dzul Al-Fahmi bin Md Zakwan joined the children for the Million Dreams song performance.
SMARTER Brunei President Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang, Vice President I cum CEO Sharifah Adila Surya binti Malai Haji Abdullah, Secretary Hajijah binti Haji Moktal and Secretary I Nipah binti Haji Moktal welcomed the delegation, led by YMRM Group of Companies founder and Chairman Ramesh Jiwatram Bhawnani and Managing Director Hitesh Ramesh Bhawnani.
Sharifah Adila Surya led the visitors on a tour of the centre’s programmes and facilities. YMRM Group of Companies has also supported SMARTER Brunei through various events.
The visit also saw YMRM Group of Companies presenting financial aid to SMARTER Brunei, which will be used to purchase new air conditioners and a portable sound system at the centre.
SMARTER Brunei conveyed its appreciation to the high commissioner for stopping by, and to YMRM Group of Companies for its contribution to help provide improved services for autistic individuals.