KUCHING, May 16: The Ministry of Youth and Sports will continue to find innovative ways to approach the youths in accordance with new norms amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
In stating this, its Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this promise wasn’t just rhetoric as there were many planned activities that could still be implemented successfully despite the pandemic.
Among the activities held were the Sarawak Youth Day celebration and a series of online e-sports tournaments.
“Our youths are the key to a brighter future and past history has shown that a successful nation is supported by visionary leaders who believe in the potential of dynamic, innovative and viable young people,” he said in a Facebook post today.
He also said the ministry has recorded an encouraging response from the youths towards the Sarawak Youth Creative Industry Fund (SYCIF) which aims to develop the talents of the youth in arts and culture especially music, film, drama, theater and more.
He further noted that through the Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) platform, the rural youths could actively participate in programmes focusing on the State’s development agenda.
At the same time, Abdul Karim commended Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who in his 2021 National Youth Day message had vowed that the federal government would continue its commitment to empower the youths as an important asset for the country.
“We also welcome the New Youth Development Model which will be formulated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Youth Council.
“Our youth will benefit from this initiative which aims to complement the existing Malaysian Youth Policy 2015-2030 so that it will continue to be relevant especially with the latest policies that include our country’s Shared Prosperity Vision and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he added. — DayakDaily