The ‘Bandarku Ceria’ Programme which is held every Sunday, continues to receive encouraging response from the public. Yesterday’s is the second Sunday since the programme was launched. Members of the public certainly did not pass up the opportunity to bring their families to the Capital and take part in the various activities. The programme was also participated by government and private agencies.

The Walkathon event began early in the morning. It was participated by people from all walks of life, and included Yang berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS. The 3-kilometre Walkathon allowed participants take in the fresh morning air towards leading a healthier lifestyle.

The cycling event was also well received by the public. Among those joining in the event were Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, the MINISTER OF EDUCATION, Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamenteri Retired Colonel Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar, the MINISTER OF ENERGY AND INDUSTRY AT THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, the MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT, and Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi, the MINISTER OF HEALTH. Also joining the event were Deputy Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.

Several other exercise and recreational activities were also held during the programme, with Tai Chi and the ‘Boot Camp’ exercise among those receiving very encouraging response, especially from the youth. According to studies, Tai Chi provides many benefits for the body such as improving balance, stamina, blood pressure, the heart’s health and state of mind. Among those joining the Tai Chi session was Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Deputy Minister of Education.

The Boot Camp exercise meanwhile, included various fun and action-packed routines. Nearly all the participants comprised of youth who are interested in demanding routines. Joy and happiness were clearly reflected in their faces.

The participation and involvement of people from all walks of life certainly proves that the country’s people are becoming more aware of their own health. It is hoped that such an initiative could also strengthen relations among family members, by taking part in weekend recreational activities together and supporting the various community activities.

Source: Radio Television Brunei