TO SUPPORT ongoing 'greening' activities in the country, overseas scholars undertaking the 'Civic Village' programme participated in a 'Green Day' event yesterday.
As part of the three-day programme, which began on Tuesday, over a hundred students who took up gardening tools and help plant fresh flowering plants and saplings at the Ministry of Education building at the Old Airport government complexes.
Hj Raminey Hj Salleh, the education officer leading the green day programme, said that they were always looking for new programmes and activities to incorporate into the 'Civic Village' in the hopes that they would encourage the scholars, during their vacation period, to do various activities. He said that they were holding the 'Green Day' as part of the programme to support other such activities ongoing in the country, and also to educate the scholars working together as a community.
It was also to help them appreciate the environment.
One hundred and forty-seven scholars were registered for the 'Civic Village' which launched on July 3, 2012.
The Civic Village programme is an annually held event organised by the Information department. The first began in 1967.
It was started to ensure that undergraduates going overseas will have up-to-date information about the progress of the country, and to consolidate the Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) concept and nationalism.
Earlier that day, the students were also scheduled to attend a briefing establishing the Bruneian identity ran by the National Adat-Istiadat Department as well as a session on Melayu Islam Beraja by the Brunei Studies Academy, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
They also attended a session on patriotism as well as the strength of the youth by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Koo Jin Shen
The Brunei Times
Thursday, July 5, 2012
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