(Clockwise from above) His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah (L), the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam presenting the ‘Youth Association Award’ to Khairul Azmi Salleh (R), the Vice Chairman of Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) during the National Youth Day celebration at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas, yesterday. BT/Yusri Adanan
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah (L), the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam presenting the ‘Youth Service Award’ to Nurliyana Fatin Ariffin (R), during the National Youth Day celebration at the Indoor Stadium, Berakas, yesterday. BT/Yusri Adanan
IZZATI JALIL AND AZIZ ISMAIL
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, awarded three youths and a non-governmental organisation during the 10th National Youth Day celebration.
Actor and entrepreneur Goh Kiat Chun, who is better known with his stage name of Wu Chun, was honoured with the Excellent Youth Award.
Datin Hjh Siti Hajar Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, president of Pertiwi Association, received the Youth Leader Award for Distinguished Service, while the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) was presented with the Youth Association Award.
Nurliyana Fatin Ariffin, a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB), received the Youth Service Award.
In an interview on the sidelines of the ceremony at the National Indoor Stadium, Wu credited love and attitude as two key ingredients of success.
He said efforts in developing the country was driven by the love he received from the public.
“When you are filled with love from people and your family, you don’t want to let them down, you want to be the best person you can be to help others,” he said.
He said youth should focus on their attitude in strengthening their knowledge and skills.
“Attitude is very important, you should never stop learning and sharing, because it feels good when helping others… you need to be hungry for success while staying humble,” he added.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Wu was awarded for his contributions to the sultanate, especially in the development of entrepreneurship in Brunei and overseas.
Meanwhile, Datin Hjh Siti Hajar was awarded for her active involvement in leading and implementing programmes, as well as her services in shaping visionary youth.
She urged youth to be more proactive in contributing to the nation.
“Be passionate, be committed and contribute as much as you can to your country,” she said.
Khairul Azmi Salleh, vice-chairman of SCOT, said the NGO’S vision and mission pushed and motivated the organisation’s members.
He said SCOT makes it a priority to reduce poverty in Brunei by helping the underprivileged get out of the cycle of poverty.
“By helping the ones who are in need, it also pushes the committee to be more proactive, more committed to venturing into sustainable products,” he added.
The ministry said SCOT was awarded for its active implementation of programmes for youth and local communities.
“We feel very proud and humble to achieve this milestone. It’s something for us to be happy about,” said the vice-chairman.
Khairul Azmi also thanked the government for recognising the NGO’s contributions since its inception in 2011.
“We will try to keep giving back to the nation, especially towards youth, through our various projects at SCOT,” he added.
Nurliyana Fatin, a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB) since 2008, received the Youth Service Award for her voluntary contributions to the community, especially for youth.
Nurliyana Fatin said Bruneian youth need to understand their roles in the community.
“People need to understand the role they play in the development of the country, so they need to find their interest to assist in development,” she said.
The Brunei Times
Source: The Brunei Times
Author: IZZATI JALIL AND AZIZ ISMAIL
Published Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015