BAU: Associations have been asked to hold more youth and sports events to promote a healthy lifestyle and moral values among young people.
According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Datuk Anthony Nogeh Gumbek, active involvement and participation in sports and recreational activities could help youths avoid social ills.
He said engaging youths in sports and recreational activities would also promote closer relationships among the community and strengthen unity among the people.
“It is my humble hope to see more youth and sports activities being organised both in the urban and rural areas.
“This is because active involvement in sports and recreational activities will promote active bodies and active minds,” he said when opening the fifth Redeems (Association of Research and Development Movement of Singai Sarawak) Youth and Sports Carnival yesterday.
Earlier, Redeems Youth chairman George Abraham said this year’s carnival featured futsal, sepak takraw, badminton, netball, aerodance, and karaoke competitions as well as a seminar.
“This year we also received entries from Lundu and Kuching as well as teams from other villages from Bau apart from the Singai community,” he said.