Tutong Youth Centre upgraded

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony following the upgrade of the Tutong Youth Centre yesterday.

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 was the guest of honour.

Legislative Council members Yang Berhormat Haji Umarali bin Esung, Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong and Yang Berhormat Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit; Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the MCYS Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud; Permanent Secretary at the MCYS Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan; Deputy Permanent Secretary (Youth and Sports) at the MCYS Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said, Acting Tutong District Officer Ajmin bin Haji Meludin and other government officers attended.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Muhammad Zulfadli bin Haji Zulkpli, a youth member of the IMPAK Tutong Youth Movement.

Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin expressed appreciation to the youth across the nation involved in volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing their effort and services tirelessly.

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 plants a sapling in the compound of the Tutong Youth Centre. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI

“One of the government efforts in appreciating the youth is to provide them suitable and sufficient facilities to use. It is not merely about making these facilities look modern, but the intention instead is to provide a platform for the youth (particularly those from the Tutong District) to continue to progress and achieve excellence in various aspects of their endeavours,” he said.

He emphasised that the government, through the MCYS and the support of other agencies, will continue to ensure the use of youth centres in all four districts will remain relevant, up-to-date and inclusive. This includes the Tutong Youth Centre, which can be used for recreation and other beneficial activities including religious programmes.

Meanwhile, discussing the Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PKWE) Guideline Book, he said it is to ensure the administrative and financial management of PKWEs will be practised systematically, apart from enhancing their daily processes towards becoming more structured, efficient and effective. “The PKWE Guideline hopes to become the benchmark to prepare the nation in facing future challenges.”

The minister presented certificates to sponsors, officiated the Akademi IT and presented the Senior Citizens Activity Centre Guideline Book to four managers of PKWE Tutong Branch.

The ceremony continued with a Doa Kesyukuran, a group photo session and the planting of Manggis, Longan, Durian Salat and Rambutan saplings within the compound of the youth centre.

The upgrading of the Tutong Youth Centre hopes to make it convenient for youth to gather and carry out activities.