The Brunei History Centre continues to design and implement various relevant initiatives to boost enthusiasm and awareness on the importance of history among the citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam. The effort was made to achieve the target set by the Brunei History Centre to become the Centre of Excellence in History and the Sultanate of Brunei in 2023. The matter was voiced by Doctor Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports at the Opening Ceremony of the Writing and Drawing of Brunei History Pictorial Story Workshop. The ceremony took place yesterday morning at the Centre in the Capital.
Doctor Siti Norkhalbi said history plays a vital role for the citizens to draft and implement the vision to develop the country and instil patriotism. Historical knowledge should also be possessed by society at all levels to cultivate understanding and appreciation to defend the sovereignty and nation.
47 participants attended the four-day workshop guided by two facilitators in the field of writing and drawing. This year's workshop is the second of its kind and was also an ongoing project of the Brunei History Centre to highlight more local writers and artists who are able to produce Brunei history books in the form of quality pictorial stories.
Source: Radio Television Brunei