His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to bestow personal gifts to a total of 21 thousand 254 recipients in the country. This comprised those with special needs, orphans, the poor and those who receive monthly welfare assistance in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration this year. It started at the Brunei Muara District today, Wednesday, 5th of May 2021 whereas for Belait, Tutong and Temburong Districts will start on Thursday, 6th of May 2021. This is the twelfth time such a ceremony is held, with the objective of alleviating the burdens of the under-privileged in this country.
There are 14 thousand and 60 recipients from the Brunei Muara District, 3 thousand 203 recipients from the Belait District; 3 thousand 120 recipients from the Tutong District; and 871 recipients from the Temburong District who will be receiving the personal gifts of His Majesty this year.
In view of the current situation and in safeguarding the welfare of various parties from the spread of COVID-19, the distribution of His Majesty's personal gifts will be conducted in accordance with the Ministry of Health regulations Operation Readiness Guideline Level 5.
For this purpose, 5 venues will be used as distribution centres, namely:
- Plenary Hall, International Convention Centre, Berakas, and Bridex Hall, Jerudong for Brunei Muara District.
- Main Community Hall Complex for Tutong District,
- Insani Centre, Seria for Belait District, and;
- PKBN Hall for Temburong District.
It is hoped that the distribution of His Majesty's personal gifts will run smoothly in order to carry out the responsibility entrusted by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, to see the less fortunate groups in the country receive the same care and assistance from the monarch in conjunction with this year's Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration.
Source: Radio Television Brunei