The final week of Syawal continues to be enlivened with Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations by various parties in the country. Yesterday afternoon, 81 Down syndrome individuals and their families were celebrated in a Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration held at the Ballroom of Parkview Hotel in Jerudong.
In attendance was Yang Berhormat Awang Iswandy Bin Ahmad, Member of the Legislative Council. The celebration began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah and a speech by Awang Tuming bin Haji Jais, President of Down Syndrome Association. It is hoped that such event will create awareness among the public on Down syndrome and foster closer ties among the association members. The event also aimed to provide exposure among Down syndrome individuals to mingle and communicate. The event was further enlivened with stage performances by Down syndrome individuals and family as well presentation of green packets.
Source: Radio Television Brunei