Opening Of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Calligraphy and Arts Studies Centre

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Chairman of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Board of Governors graced the opening of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Arts and Calligraphy Studies Centre and the launch of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Strategic Plan Book 2020-2025. The ceremony took place yesterday morning at the Yayasan Islamic Calligraphy and Arts Studies Centre, Rumah Semaun, Jalan Jerambak in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar, First Deputy Chairman of the Yayasan Board of Governors; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, State Mufti as Second Deputy Chairman of the Yayaasan Board of Governors; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Defence as the Chairman of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Board of Directors; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy as the Deputy Chairman of the Yayasan Board of Directors; and Doctor Dayang Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary for Planning, Land Use and Environment at the Ministry of Development as the Acting Managing Director of Yayasan.

The ceremony commenced with the reading of doa selamat by Yang DiMuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin. The Second Minister of Defence in his welcoming address among others touched on the objective of the establishment of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Islamic Arts and Calligraphy Studies Centre. The centre is hoped to produce Bruneian expert that can dominate and develop the Islamic Calligraphy in the country. This is in line with the Wawasan 2035 for the accomplishment of educated, highly skilled and successful people.

His Royal Highness watched a video on the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Strategic Plan 2020-2025 Book and the Yayasan Islamic Calligraphy and Arts Studies Centre. The Strategic Plan is founded on the Yayasan establishment policy as embodied in the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Act Chapter 166. While the Yayasan Islamic Calligraphy and Arts Studies Centre is an institution that assists Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in its efforts to propagate Islamic Syiar through the dissemination of Islamic arts and its teachings in the country.

His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik then officiated the launch of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Strategic Plan Book.

As an organisation that upholds Wawasan Brunei 2035, the Strategic Plan adapts a holistic perspective that covers a whole of nation approach by involving collaborations from various agencies in together tackling current social issues especially in eradicating the issue of poverty and reducing rate of unemployment.

Source: Radio Television Brunei