By Liza Mohd
Kuala Belait - Members of the public flocked the Seria Plaza yesterday morning to witness the Belait District Red Crescent Society (PBSMBDCDB) commemorate Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
They saw an exhibition on the PBSMBDCDB's development, and underwent free check-up for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other diseases.
The free health check-up was carried out the day before at Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College, it was learned.
Chief Guest yesterday morning was the Managing Director of Adinin Company, Haji Adinin bin Pehin Dato Hj Ibrahim, a former PBSMBDCDB director.
The Chairman, Hjh Suryani binte Mohd Sani, and acting PBSMBDCDB commandant, in her welcoming remarks touched on the history of the setting up of the Red Crescent Association in 1984.
She said one of its objectives is to organise an open association with no discrimination on religion, race, skin colour or politics.
PBSMBDCDB had organised various activities, she said. Emergency assistance is its main task, which is consistently carried out in the district. Side activities like having an operational room for natural disasters and fire occurrences are also executed, she noted.
She urged youths to carry out beneficial tasks for community development, be dedicated, knowledgeable, religious, creative and fully responsible, by joining uniform associations and clubs and avoid getting into social problems.
Meanwhile, chief guest Haji Adinin praised the PBSMBDCDB as one of the active associations. Last year, it received a brilliant award for the project category.
He expressed pride on officials under his guidance while he was the district director of the association.
They are still actively carrying out first aid and voluntary tasks.
The celebration was enlivened by the singing of the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent official song by PBSMBDCDB officials and members.
-- Borneo Bulletin Online via BruDirect.com (Revised: May 09, 2005)