By Narissa Noor
Over 300 Girl Guides and brownies marked the World Thinking Day yesterday at their headquarters in Anggerek Desa to raise awareness on world poverty and hunger.
Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Isteri Azrinaz Mazhar attended the celebration as Girl Guides and Brownies showcased their activities and endeavours.
Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.
Upon arrival, Her Majesty officiated the launch of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association website, before being taken on a tour of the grounds on which the girls had prepared displays of their activities and performed a pantomime dedicated to the day's theme, "Together We Can End Extreme Poverty and Hunger".
These activities tied in with the theme, which was also in line with one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of "eradicating poverty and hunger".
One of the endeavours is to cultivate fruits and vegetables, which the girls will harvest and sell for the benefit of the less fortunate.
Earlier, Her Majesty and other members of the royal family marked the significance of the day with the planting of five durian trees.
- Borneo Bulletin
(6th March 2010)