KUCHING, Nov 4: As many as 5,000 have participated in the “Family Walk and Ride 2017: Harmonious Family, Prosperous Community” held today.
Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said the participants were from various government agencies and private companies, sports associations, public and private academic institutions, schools, women NGOs, dignitaries and members of the public.
“Their participation was in line with the objectives of the programme,” said Fatimah.
The objectives of the programme included promoting family unity; community interaction and participation from all levels of society to strengthen community wellbeing as a whole.
She said such activity would serve to strengthen relationship and interaction as well as promote health lifestyle among the members of each family which in turn would mean the wellbeing of the whole community as “Harmonious family is the backbone of community wellbeing”.
“In this regard, my ministry through the Sarawak Women and Family Department has been organizing various special programs to help strengthen the family institution.”
“A harmonious family includes satisfaction and comfort in areas such as spiritual, economic, financial, mental, psychological, political and sustainability,” said Fatimah.
She also revealed that National Population and Family Development Board has come out with the Family Welfare Index aimed at measuring the welfare of families in the country.
“Measuring of a family wellbeing is important as it is able to measure the impact of the implementation of the nation’s social and economic development policy on family as well as to expand existing intervention programs that are relevant.”
Also present at today’s health walk was wife of the Chief Minister Datin Patinggi Dato Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang.