The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on the 1st October annually to appreciate the undeniable contributions of the elderly. To commemorate the event, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Community Development Department, JAPEM, yesterday morning held a Reading of Surah Yassin, Tahlil and Doa Arwah for the late parents of His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Al- Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien and Al- Marhumah Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit. The function took place at the Royal Mausoleum, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha.
Present was Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. The recitation of surah yassin and tahlil was led by Awang Haji Shahrin bin Haji Sulaiman, [Ketua Guru Ugama Kompleks Rumah Kebajikan.] In conjunction with the celebration, a Mass Fardu Maghrib and Isyak Prayer, Recitation of Surah Yasin, Tahlil and Doa Kesyukuran Ceremony was held at the Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Kampung Jerudong this Morning, and a Symposium on the International Day of Older Persons 2019 is scheduled to be held at the International Convention Centre in Berakas next Tuesday.
Source: Radio Television Brunei