In boosting patriotism and instilling a love for the country through nationhood activities and developing the mind as well as enhancing the values of community life, religion and country, yesterday afternoon, the Ministry of Religious Affairs held a 37th National Day Celebration Special Gathering for the ministry's staff. The ceremony took place at the Multipurpose Hall of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Secondary Arabic Religious School in Kampung Katok.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs. Awang Mohd Sofian bin Haji Basri, Acting Director of Administration, Ministry of Religious Affairs as the Chairman of the ceremony in his opening remarks explained that the event is a platform to express gratitude for the blessings bestowed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala, namely the blessings of a peaceful country and independence, living in a country with ministries in accordance to the constitution. The ceremony was enlivened with a Special Poem entitled 'Pesan Nini kepada Cucu tentang Kemerdakaan' and 'Lewat Gerbang Kemerdekaan' presented by the Minister of Religious Affairs.
The ceremony was also highlighted with a Tausyeh presentation by Officers and Staff from the Islamic Studies Department followed by a hadrah presentation by officers and Staff from the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB. Also present was Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.
Source: Radio Television Brunei