A Doa Kesyukuran Ceremony in commemoration with the International Day of Older Persons took place on 21st October afternoon. The ceremony was held at Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Kampung Jerudong.
Present was Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. The ceremony began with Mass Fardu Maghrib prayer, followed by the reading of Surah Yaasin, Tahlil and Doa Kesyukuran.
The ceremony was further highlighted with a religious talk entitled "Syukur Dengan Nikmat Allah: Nikmat Usia" by Awang Haji Anwari bin Haji Rawee, Invited Speaker from the Islamic Da'wah Centre. The Doa Kesyukuran was held to commemorate the celebration and as an appreciation for the deeds and contributions of senior citizens to their family, community and nation. The ceremony is also hoped to enhance the senior citizens piety towards Allah the Almighty and as a platform towards righteousness. Also present were Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Administration, Finance and Estate at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Doctor Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, Acting Permanent Secretary for Strategy Management and Policy at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports AND Dayang Saidah binti Haji Wahid, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Community at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei