The National Family Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. However this does not mean it is celebrated only for a day. According to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports it should be celebrated all the time by nurturing love and affection among the family. Yang Berhormat (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin added there are certainly many challenges which can affect the harmony and stability of the family institution. The Minister said the happiness and harmony of a family will grow when there is true affection and love in the family and this in turn will shape the prosperity of the nation. Yang Berhormat stressed this is in line with the theme of this year's celebration, "Keluargaku Penyayang, Negara Gemilang". The Minister made the remarks in an exclusive interview with RTB in conjunction with this year's National Family Day.

Yang Berhormat said supporting the National Family Day theme is vital in order to achieve a glorious nation with loving families. The Minister highlighted drug abuse as among social problems which affect family harmony and stability, adding this year's celebration should focus on the issue. Yang Berhormat said if not properly addressed, drug abuse could ruin the family institutions in the country. The Minister was also pleased that the Whole of Nation Approach method will be carried out together with Ministries, government departments, the private sector, Non-government organisations, NGOs and the grass roots communities actively involved in the National Family Day celebration.

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Source: Radio Television Brunei