By Aziz Idris
Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah, President of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association (PPPBD) yesterday attended the association's council meeting at PPPBD Headquarters in Kf Anggerek Desa.
Also present was Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, the association's Vice-President, together with senior committee members.
HRH Princess Hjh Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah in her sabda lauded all the members for the significant progress that the association has made since its establishment 60 years ago.
As a non-governmental organisation run by volunteers, "it is not easy to govern the association effectively without a strong commitment and utmost sincerity from all members", said the president.
"I am very happy that the progress is evident following the success of the association in implementing its objectives and carrying out welfare activities," added Her Royal Highness.
The President of Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam also welcomed new members to the association and advised them to "carry out duties appropriately" and "not be selfish and always work diligently to safeguard the image of the association".
Towards this, Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah believes in the existence of such traits and added that all existing projects that will soon be implemented will be successful.
Her Royal Highness Princess hoped that the progress achieved by the association should be re-examined in order to raise the association's achievement, which could be inherited by future members.
Her Royal Highness Princess also hoped that members of the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam would continue to carry out more activities and implement projects to benefit the younger generation and communities.
During yesterday's council meeting, Hjh Siti Hafsah binti Haji Abdul Halim, Chief Commissioner of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association also delivered a report on recent projects and activities the association has conducted.
The council meeting is held annually and the selection of new committee members is held once every three years. But this year, the "constitutional amendments only approve appointments after five years in the office". This is to give more time for appointed members to carry out projects commissioned by the PPPBD Headquarters.
Some 32 committee members attended the council meeting.
- Borneo Bulletin
(16th May 2011)