CM: Family activities should be encouraged during the pandemic

(From left) Chong Eng, Chow and Ong at the launch of the virtual state-level Family Day.

Families should spend quality time together and be involved in more activities — indoor and online — during the pandemic, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Such activities would help in creating a stronger family bond and sense of togetherness, he added.

“We need more of such activities now as we face challenging times when public health, social and economic activities have been affected by the pandemic,” he said when launching the virtual state-level Family Day 2021 with the theme ‘Stronger Family, Brighter Future’.

Chow said while the celebration this year was conducted under the ‘new normal’, the message would remain the same.

“The support for each family member going through this period is of utmost importance.

“We need everyone in the family to function as a unit to protect each other.”

State social development and non-Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Chong Eng also spoke on the importance of families in caring for their home.

“Events such as this Family Day is a reminder that we should not forsake our responsibilities to look after each other,” she said.

Chow, Chong Eng and Penang Women Development Corporation (PWDC) chief executive officer Ong Bee Leng later completed the event by signing on an exclusive T-shirt from PWDC, which is the sponsor for the month-long activity.

One of the events to be staged is the #Walk for Health Virtual Walk 2021 where goodies worth RM70 would be given to each registered participant.

“Those who complete the walk stand a chance to win a lucky draw worth RM5,000,” said Ong.

For details on the Family Day, visit PWDC’s Facebook page, or email to

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