Sunday, 5 October 2014

Karim reminds journalists to practise active lifestyle

Heave-ho as KDJA members pull with all their might in the tug-of-war tussle.
Media go nuts in sunshine on Sports Day at Le’Park

KUCHING: Journalists dumped laptops and tablets to let their feet do the talking at their annual Sports Day at Le’Park, behind civic centre here yesterday.

The outdoor event was organised by Kuching Division Journalist Association (KDJA) in collaboration with Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd.

Assistant Youth Development (Urban) minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was delighted to officiate at the event where local print and broadcast media had no issues to raise for a change.

“This is a great activity that brings journalists together to strengthen ties and at the same time exercise and work out to keep healthy and rejuvenate the body and mind,” he said.

“It is very important for all of us to practise an active lifestyle despite our busy schedules to maintain a healthy body and mind,” Abdul Karim advised.

He also announced a RM7,000 fund to support KDJA in carrying out more activities to benefit its members.

Later, Abdul Karim together with Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) president Dato Patrick Liew and KDJA president Sulok Tawie joined a Zumba workout with journalists under the guidance of several instructors.

The under-16 boys’ team from First Touch Soccer Development Academy also had the opportunity to show off their skills before the kick-off to the Sports Day.

The academy, which was set up three years ago and registered with the Sarawak Sports Commission, promotes the soccer development in the state and to discover and develop new talents.

Representatives from media organisations such as Bernama, The Borneo Post, International Times, The New Sarawak Tribune, RTM, See Hua Daily, Sin Chiew Daily, United Daily News, Utusan Borneo, Utusan Sarawak, Utusan Malaysia, and Information Department enjoyed a Sports Day of fun and games in the sunshine.

Among the activities yesterday were futsal, sandwich ball, tug-of-war, with coconut bowling and back-to-back balloon balancing drawing giggles and cackles.

Also present were PBB Youth chief Iskandar Sharkawi and MLNG head of public affairs Norazibah Mohd Rabu.

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