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15.05.18 2nd Meeting of the National Committee for His Majesty's 72nd Birthday Celebrations


His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office in a sabda stresses the wish to see continued unity of the country's citizens and residents during the glorious celebration of the birthday anniversary of His Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.  Such unity only comes from strong consensus and agreement among the people.  His Royal Highness says the importance of unity cannot be taken lightly for it is not easy to build a national identity and to elevate the honour of the nation especially in efforts to realise the objectives of Wawasan Brunei 2035.


His Royal Highness made the sabda during the 2nd Meeting of the National Committee for His Majesty's 72nd Birthday Celebrations this morning.  His Royal Highness who is the committee's Patron also called on youths to reap the full benefits of the celebration in fostering voluntarism to always serve the Monarch, religion, nation and country.  Apart from that His Royal Highness also stresses the importance of keeping the surroundings clean before and after the celebration.  The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office in Jalan Perdana Menteri.

 

Upon arriving, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, the Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara as the Advisor of the National Committee for His Majesty's 72nd Birthday Celebrations and Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs as the Chairman of the committee.


The meeting began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs. In the welcoming address the Minister of Home Affairs expressed great appreciation and gratitude for His Royal Highness's presence at the meeting.


In the Sabda, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince stresses that everyone responsible for the celebration should act wisely in planning and organising ceremonies and events that can open wide opportunities and attract active involvement among government agencies, the private sector, non-government organisations, including students, youths as well as the country's citizens and residents in general.


His Royal Highness also expresses confidence that specific preparations for this year's events have been planned properly by everyone involved to ensure their smooth running.  However, the making each plan should be guided by the Titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in matters related to the wellbeing of the country's people.


The meeting heard reports on the preparations of the main events to mark His Majesty's 72nd Birthday celebrations.  They included the hoisting of the large National Flag, Doa Kesyukuran ceremony, mass Fardhu Maghrib prayers, the reading of Surah Yasin and Tahlil at all mosques, suraus and prayer halls nationwide on July 14th, there Get-together and Junjung Ziarah in each district, and Khatamal Quran ceremonies by mukim kampung consultative councils and school students.  The presence of His Royal Highness at the meeting reflected the concern, attention and commitment of His Royal Highness to the role and task s of the committee.  



News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
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