The 'Dining In The Dark' provides the public the opportunity to experience how the people with special needs carry out their daily lives in terms of consuming food and drinks. Apart from that, it allows the public to learn more on the special-visually impaired people. This was stated by the Minister of Development at the 'Dining in the Dark' event in conjunction with the World Sight Day and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Wafa Hotel & Apartment in Beribi, Gadong.
According to Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, such an event is a proof that the special-visually impaired people are capable of organising and carrying out events. It is also a proof that being visually impaired is not an obstacle, in fact it acts as an encouragement for them to keep progressing in their daily life.
Also present were Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, the Deputy Minister of Development, and Doctor Dayang Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development. Organised by the Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind, the event aimed to raise the people's awareness on eye sight problem as the main international public health issue, apart from collecting donations for the construction of the association's permanent building in the future.
Source: Radio Television Brunei