Bandar Seri Begawan - The current month-long Road Safety Awareness Campaign organised by Baiduri Finance Berhad with support from the Brunei National Road Safety Council (BNRSC) continued with the presentation of campaign banners and posters to various primary schools in Brunei, in a ceremony held at the Youth Centre (Pusat Belia) in the capital yesterday.
Present as guest of honour at the event was Pg Suhaimi bin Pg Hj Bakar, Acting Director of Co-curriculum Education at the Ministry of Education.
The event was also attended by Hj Mohd Rayme Hj Bakri, Business Development Manager of Baiduri Finance Berhad; and Hjh Suzanna Hj Mirasan, Acting Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB; as well as other senior officials from the Co-Curriculum Department.
The event started off with mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a Doa Selamat.
This was then followed by the presentation of the banner by Hj Mohd Rayme and the poster by Hjh Suzanna to the guest of honour as tokens of appreciation.
The guest of honour then handed the Road Safety Awareness banner and posters to teachers-in-charge as representatives of various primary schools in Brunei.
As part of the activities yesterday, a colouring and drawing competition was also carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Some 265 schoolchildren from 65 schools throughout Brunei participated in the competition.
Hj Mohd Rayme in an interview highlighted the importance of the road safety campaign in raising awareness among members of the public.
"Today, we see a lot of students from various primary schools participating in the colouring and drawing contest on good road safety behaviour. Our aim is to educate these young children towards the importance of road safety at a young age," he said.
The main objective of the activity is to tackle road safety issues from the grassroots level, as well as to promote road safety awareness amongst the young children.
Baiduri Finance Berhad also expressed their deepest appreciation to various co-campaigners involved in the Road Safety Awareness Campaign, which include the Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Education, Brunei Automobile Traders Association (BATA), General Insurance Association of Brunei Darussalam (GIAB), Takaful Brunei, Insurans Islam TAIB, and the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society.
The campaign is being facilitated by the Ministry of Communications and the BNRSC, with Baiduri Finance Berhad as the lead campaigner.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin