Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam graced the Girl Guides Day Celebration 2019 of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association. At the ceremony, Her Majesty presented the Girl Guides Special Appreciation Awards 2019 and Long Service Badge to members of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association. The function took place at the Wafa Hotel and Apartment in Beribi yesterday afternoon.
Upon arrival, Her Majesty Duli Raja as the Royal Patron of Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association was greeted by Dayang Hajah Siti Hafsah binti Haji Abdul Halim, Chief Commissioner of the association and ceremony committee members as well as Vice Presidents for life.
Also in attendance were:
- Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah;
-Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah;
-Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah;
-Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah;
-And Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Kesyukuran led by Dayang Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Abdul Ghani, Spiritual Commissioner of the association.
Dayang Hajah Siti Hafsah, as the Chairperson of the ceremony in her welcoming speech among other matters shared the annual and additional activities as well as participation which have been well conducted by the association with determination, hardwork and diligence by all levels of age of the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides members.
At the ceremony, Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri presented the 'Permata Biru Sepanjang Hayat' Girl Guides Day Special Appreciation Award 2019 to 3 members namely Datin Paduka Hajah Zaharah binti Haji Idris, Datin Paduka Hajah Jusnani binti Haji Lawie and Datin Hajah Masni binti Haji Mohd Ali, who have always contributed beneficial advises and support to projects and guidance activities carried out by the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association Executive Committee.
Meanwhile Dayang Hajah Siti Mariam binti Haji Abdullah and Dayang Noriah binti Haji Dollah received the Special Appreciation awards for contributing 30 years of continuous service in the association.
5 members of the association received the gold badges for contributing 20 years of service.
The Silver badges were given to 12 members who have continuously served for and active in the association for 15 years.
And 4 members received the bronze badges for contributing 10 years of service to the association. Since the establishment in 1951, currently the association has more than 1,800 members nationwide.
The culmination of the event was Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri cut the birthday cake. Her Majesty also received birthday card and pesambah from the ceremony committee members.
The Girl Guides Day Celebration was enlivened with various performances from the Executive Committee members as well as Girl Guides leader and Young Leader as well as Brownies from 8 primary and secondary schools.
The Girl Guides Day was held to celebrate Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Birthday celebration and as an appreciation for Her Majesty's care towards the development and welfare of the association. The Birthday celebration of Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri also acts as a guidance manifestation with hope that the association members can gather with one objective which is to uphold the association's laws and loyalty aside from foster closer relations.
Her Majesty and the royal families then received junjung ziarah from the members of Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association as well as guests. Her Majesty's presence at the ceremony provide shine and hope as well as a strong spirit for the members of the association to move forward and continuously active in carrying out the beneficial activities for the significance of all members.
Source: Radio Television Brunei