In conjunction with the 47th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, several Ministries and Associations in the country held Doa Kesyukuran ceremonies.
late yesterday afternoon, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF, held such a ceremony at Surau Ad-Difa', Ministry of Defence. Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd. Yussof, Second Minister of Defence. The ceremony commenced with the mass Fardhu Maghrib prayer, sunat hajat prayer, reading of Surah Yaasin, Doa Kesyukuran, Qasidah 'Thalama Asyku Gharami' and Fardhu Isya' prayer. A similar ceremony was also held simultaneously at all RBAF camps and garrisons' suraus. Also present was Major General Udara Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Commander of the RBAF.
The Prime Minister's Office and the departments under it also held such a ceremony yesterday afternoon at Ash-Shaliheen Mosque. Present were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; and Yang Berhormat Haji Awang Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, Attorney General. The ceremony began with the reading of Surah Yaasin, followed by a reading of the Doa Kesyukuran. The ceremony was organised by the Security, Enforcement and Law Division, Prime Minister's Office with the cooperation of the Civil Service Institute.
A similar ceremony was also organised by Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD; Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA; and Universiti Tekologi Brunei, UTB. Present was Doctor Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Permanent Secretary for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. Also in attendance were Datin Doctor Dayang Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor of UBD; Doctor Awang Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rector of UNISSA and Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Vice Chancellor of UTB. The ceremony began with the Mass Fardhu Maghrib Prayer, Sunat Hajat prayer and Fardhu Isya' prayer, followed by the reading of Surah Yasin and Doa Kesyukuran.
The Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association also held such a ceremony at the association's surau. Among those present were Awang Metussin bin Orang Kaya Sura Haji Tuba, President of the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association and Awang Haji Badar bin Ali, Chief Commissioner of the association. The event began with the reading of Surah Yaasin and the Doa Kesyukuran, followed by a mass Fardhu Isya' prayer.
Source: Radio Television Brunei