10 August 2009

UBD's Silat Club Aims To Preserve Cultural Heritage, Marks New Semester

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Kelab Silat Varsiti Greak 41 UBD (KSV G41), a branch of the Perguruan Seni Pencak Silat Gerak 41 (PSPS Gerak 41) and one of the most established clubs at Universiti Brunei Darussalarn, has started its new training session and activities for Semester 1, 2009/2010.

More than 20 martial artists from KSV G41 recently came to participate in the Majlis Pembuka Gelanggan. The function is a tradition for KSV G41 members to begin their new training session every new semester.

On the day, the event began with a recital of the surah al-fatihah led by Raieham Salleh and the 'pembukaan gelanggang' led by Hadi Salalu.

KSV G41 President Himahazman Barahim then made a welcoming speech for the club's new and old members. One of the PSPS G41 trainers, Nurfairuz Nazri Salleh, was also present to give proper instructions and guidance during the training.

He is the President of the UBD Student Council (MPP) as well as the Head of Secretary for PSPS Gerak 41. UBD's undergraduate or postgraduate students who are interested to know more can come to the training ground at UBD Taman Rakis on Tuesday or Wednesday between 4.30pm and 6pm.

Last semester, KSV G41 worked together with PSPS Gerak 41 and organised a friendship visit by the Silat Gayung Fatani Malaysia to Brunei.

The visit by the Malaysian delegates was to strengthen the relationship between two countries (Brunei and Malaysia), as well as to introduce the beauty of the Sultanate and its cultural heritage to the outside world. The PSPS Gerak 41 is now planning to repay a visit to Malaysia.

For this semester, KSV G41, as one of the PSPS Gerak 41 branches, is already planning to hold various activities successful in terms of national standards, such as Silathon and Silat Festival.

Their purpose would be to explain and inform the public in detail about Silat. At the same time, they will also be done to preserve the Malay cultural heritage. With this plan, it is hoped that the cultural heritage could be preserved from generation to generation.

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