By Liza Mohd
Following visits to several government departments, the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society Belait branch visited the old folks home in Seria yesterday morning.
The group was led by Chairman Mr Chai Yum Fatt.
According to the chairman, the visit is held annually as part of the society's responsibility as a non-governmental organisation to be aware of the welfare of senior citizens at home in the district.
In addition, it hopes to create awareness to the public of their social responsibility to care and provide attention to the elderly, as well as appreciate or acknowledge the elderly contribution to the nation.
During the visit, the visitors handed 'angpows' to the senior citizens.
Festive gifts and hampers were also presented to the old folks home to mark the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration.
The chairman added, "This year, the Red Crescent Society Belait branch hopes to promote the movement of the organisation by building rapports with various communities in the district in order to extend their contributions or services."
Borneo Bulletin Online - 29 January 2010